Michael McFanin

Michael McFanin

Michael J. McFanin of Otsego, Michigan passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Mike was born February 8, 1960 in Plainwell to Ronald and Kay (Kissinger) McFanin. He had worked for Advance Poured Walls as a heavy equipment operator from 1994 – 2009, prior to 1994 he had worked for Brigham Excavating. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying RC airplanes and helicopters and had attended the First Baptist Church of Otsego his entire life.

On October 7, 1989 in Otsego he married Gail Brown, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jenna and Kyle McFanin; his parents, Ron and Kay McFanin; his grandmother, Maxine McFanin, all of Otsego; his siblings, Ronda Penny, of Otsego, Kim Gillies of Otsego, Brad (Desi) McFanin of Plainwell, Colleen (Ward) Litchfield of Granger, IN, Ron (Barb) McFanin of Otsego, Brian (Kelly) McFanin of Kalamazoo, Christina (Todd) Back of Plainwell and Amanda (Ryan) Arthur of Huron, OH; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ward & Dorothy Kissinger and Ron McFanin and his uncle Roger McFanin.

Friends may meet with his family from 5-8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Otsego with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating. Private burial of ashes will be at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice or the Otsego First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Josh and Tonya Sandborn and girls says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family, Gail.

  2. Nyla Merrill says:

    My Prayers and loving thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. As I so well know, there is really nothing else that can be said except that I am so sorry.
    If I can do anything please let me know.


  3. Bryon and Kandy Campbell says:

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mike. I graduated high school and played football with Mike at Otsego. He was a good person and teammate. Always nice, a little quiet but he was a good athlete. May God bless his family at this difficult time.

    Bryon and Kandy Campbell

  4. Edith (Peck) Nieboer says:

    My thoughts and prayers for the entire McFanin family. I graduated with Mike and have many fond memories of him. He was a kind and gentle person in high school, I can only image the kind of man he grew up to be. I am so sorry for your loss.


  5. Bud & Betty Randall says:

    Gail and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through so much. Please take comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of Mike. He will forever be a part of all of you.

    Bud and Betty Randall

  6. Deb (Redmond) Mason says:

    McFanin Family – I am so sorry for the loss of Mike. My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family. Keep all your memories close and remember that someday you will see him again. May God Bless you all.

  7. Linda ( Venen) Cole says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time.
    God Bless.

  8. Jim Van Wynen says:

    Gail,Jenna and Kyle,

    Mike would want you to remember all the good times and experiences you all shared. He was always good for a conversation over a cup of coffee when the family got together. Wish we could still talk, but one day we will all be together again. Hope the coffee is hot and good.

  9. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    My heart and prayers are with you all..so very sorry Ronda just told me about Mike..I graduated with him, loved his smile and his laugh.God bless you all.

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