Michael Everett

October 14, 1950 ~
September 1, 2021

Michael Bates Everett, age 70, of Jenison, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, with strength and peace on September 1, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a graduate of Grandville High School and proudly served in the Air Force National Guard. He was a loyal Steelcase employee and retired after 38 years of service. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Mary Jane Everett; his only sister, Jody and her husband, Harlan Berens; his dear in-laws, Roger and Arlene Groendyk; and his brother-in-law, Ward Behrens. Mike was a loving husband, proud father, grandfather, and true friend. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Lorraine (Behrens); sons, Michael (Angel Petro) Everett, Kyle and Tammy Everett; the joys of his life, granddaughters, Grace, and Lillie; his niece, Leah Scholten along with her husband, Eric and their daughters, Norah and Harper. Also surviving are his in-laws, Wayne and Thurlene Behrens, Judy Behrens, Larry and Carol Knoper, Earl and Betty Hall, Jerry and Mary Behrens; and many special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1481 Baldwin Street, Jenison, where Mike has been a longtime member. Pastor Adam Peck will officiate. Visiting with the family is planned from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at church. The burial will take place at Georgetown Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Foundation. Mike’s hope was that all who are able to donate blood will give that gift of life. A very special thanks to all of his “Angels” who cared for him through his journey at the Lemmen Holton Cancer Center and Faith Hospice.

Visitation
Wednesday, September 8
10:00am - 11:30am

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1481 Baldwin St.
Jenison, MI 49428

Memorial Service
Wednesday, September 8
11:30am

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1481 Baldwin St.
Jenison, MI 49428

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September 08, 2021 11:56am
So very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was like a ray of sunshine when he would stop in at our store -- sometimes for a repair and sometimes just for a chat. We will miss those chats! He was a truly caring guy with such a compassionate heart -- a friend to all. We are blessed that he touched our lives.

- Paul and Jane King

September 07, 2021 5:37pm
Dear Lorraine, and family, I am so sorry to hear of dear Mike's death. So many fiond memories going back to the 70's, and later years seeing you and Mike, and your boys come and visit your mom and dad, Buck and Maryjane. I pray God's comfort to all of you in your loss. I wish I could pay respects personally, but I am committed to several appointments on Wednesday. Blessings and peace to you. With love, Lois Haley

- Lois Haley

September 07, 2021 10:06am
Uncle Mike, my godfather and one of the best human beings I have ever met! We will miss you dearly, but we know your in good hands.

- Eric Grunewald

September 06, 2021 6:46pm
Garry & I send our heartfelt sympathy to Lorraine & their boys, praying for comfort & peace in Mike's passing but also we rejoice in his Homecoming to be with the Lord and wait for all to join him some day, all pain will be erased as we enter into our heavenly home ! God's blessings on all of you !

- Yvonne Scholten

September 02, 2021 9:04pm
Mike you will be dearly missed. You fought hard with your cancer battle, and you never seemed to complain. You stayed strong right up to the end. We know when you left this earth and went to be with Jesus your Mom & Dad & Jody & Harlan welcomed you home! We pray Lorraine & Mike & Angel, and Kyle & Tammy & Grace & Lillie will be okay. They too know earth isn’t their forever home, and someday they’ll see you again! Same with our dear niece Leah & Eric and Norah & Harper you were so special to them! Leah and your sons were almost like siblings growing up! We know you took Leah under your wing too when Jody & Harlan passed! You have left your legacy to so many. RIP dear friend! Big Hugs & prayers to you all, we love u guys❤️

- Verl & Vicky Bleeker

September 02, 2021 7:38pm
Have always loved you dear Cousin and valued friend, you fought valiantly, God welcomed you.

- Bill Rawlings




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