Michael J. Mattison

Michael J. Mattison

Mike passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice.

He was born October 11, 1950 in Kalamazoo the son of Joseph and Edna (Goodhart) Mattison. Mike had worked for 18 years at the Brundage Co. in Kalamazoo and at Kalsec for over 30 years. As a young man he had been active with the Boy Scouts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed refereeing soccer. Mike loved his family very much especially his granddaughter, Aubrey. On January 17, 1970 at the Alamo Community Congregational Church he married Bonnie Daniel who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Brian (Jenn) Mattison of Chelsea; granddaughter, Aubrey Grace; his sisters, Pat (Steve) Kaiser of Milwaukie, OR and Judy (Tony) Sanderson of Plainwell along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Mike’s family from 5-8 P.M., Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Alamo Community Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Cremation will follow.

According to Mike’s wishes please dress casual, leave your ties and sport coats at home.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Alamo Community Congregational Church or to Rose Arbor Hospice of Kalamazoo.

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

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  1. Carl & Jeanette says:

    Rest in peace Mike! Bonnie, Brian, Jenn we send our love and support in this time of sorrow. Mike is at peace and without pain.

  2. Helen Jerrett and Tom & Susan (Jerrett) Sawasky says:

    Bonnie and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I was so shocked to learn of Mike’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort.

  3. Jim and Helen Fox says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jen, & Aubrey Grace,
    We love you and are with you in our prayers each hour of the day. We thank God Mike is celebrating in unimaginable ways. PTL!

  4. Kathy Stratton says:

    Bonnie, Brian and family. Our prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. We will miss Mike, such a special guy. We really enjoyed our visit just after Christmas. Hugs from all of the Strattons.

  5. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    Dear Bonnie, Brian and Jenn,
    May you be comforted by God’s love. May you cherish the memories. Terry will always cherish his archery memories with Mike.

    We will continue to circle you in prayer.

    We love you!

  6. Tammie Schlotterback says:

    Aunt Bonnie, Brian, Jen & Aubrey,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Wishing you peace and comfort in knowing that Uncle Mike is with Jesus celebrating his homecoming.

  7. Mike & Marilyn Meyers says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jen & Aubrey,
    Though we are not able to be there with you we are thinking of you and praying you through this difficult time. Love you all!

  8. Joan Walters says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jen, Pat and Judy
    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great guy. When we were crazy teenagers he was the surrogate brother to his sister’s friends. Good memories. May prayers and warm memories surround you.

  9. Bill and Sue Binning says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jenn, and Aubrey. Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good friend. May he rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  10. Jim & Janice Rice says:

    Bonnie, Brian, and Jenn,

    We will always remember the good times our families spent together as our kids were growing. Cub Scouts, Star World, soccer, Sunday School, the list goes on and on. Your love, generosity, & influence on our kids was and still is today so much appreciated. Mike was a tremendous role model of a good father and provider.

    Our prayers for strength & comfort continue for your family. Even though we don’t always understand why things happen, we know that God always provides for our needs. Mike’s journey has ended and he has received what we all seek, life eternal through our Savior Jesus Christ.

    Love Jim & Janice

  11. Verlen & Judy Miller says:

    Dear Bonnie and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed, he was a special friend. We are praying for all of you for God’s strength to pull you through all of this. Looking forward to seeing him again in heaven. Sending love to all of you.
    Verlen and Judy

  12. Jeff and Kate Binning says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jen & Aubrey,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you all during this difficult time.
    Jeff and Kate

  13. Cindy Brink says:

    Bonnie – so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. Please know that I’m thinking of you. Prayers and comfort to you and your family. Cindy Brink

  14. Pete and Barb Jirgens says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Mike many years ago when he used to deliver our newspaper when we first married. He and our dog had such a great friendship. Although we haven’t seen him in years, I have thot of him often. God Bless you and your family.

  15. Tom and Cathy McCormick says:

    As a close and very important friend, words can never convey the loss of a dear and incredible man. Working beside him and hunting with him over 28 years,has given a gift of everlasting memories, and it has showed me that there is something pure about a Man who worked hard for others and contributed so much to those around him.he was a testament of life lived.
    We pray for Strength for family and friends from our Lord Jesus,and to bring Peace and Comfort and Rejoice in the life of Mike.
    With Love and Blessings
    Tom & Cathy McCormick

  16. Larry Thompson says:

    Mike and I were childhood friends. We went thru all the growing up things and fun stuff as kids. You will be so missed but the memories will be shared and your spirit will live on.Rest in peace and we will meet again. Larry T

  17. Bob and Kelly Farris says:

    Dear Bonnie, Brian, Jenn, Aubrey and family~ We are so sad about Mike’s passing, but rejoice knowing he is safe and secure in His Heavenly Father’s care. For those whose hope is in the Lord, it is not good bye, but see you soon. So thankful for all of the wonderful memories with your family!
    Our love and prayers are surrounding you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. With love,
    Bob and Kelly Farris and family

  18. Sherry (Howrigon) Hanson says:

    Bonnie, have not seen Mike in many years but I remember him always being a great guy in school – & reading the other comments he hadn’t changed . My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  19. Jeanine Bordeau says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jenn and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Prayers and thoughts are being sent your way. We are thinking of you all.

  20. Colleen Ziemer says:

    Dear Pat and Judy, So sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Bonnie and family.

  21. Tom and Cathy McCormick says:

    Bonnie, Brian and family,
    Words can never express the loss of such a great friend.
    Mike was a rock to those who knew him. His love of family and his friends was always obvious. We will miss him and we wish all the family peace and strength through Christ our Savoir.
    Love, Tom and Cathy McCormick

  22. Karen (Timmerman) Ullrich says:

    Oh, Bonnie, I’m so sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  23. Deb Salik says:

    Bonnie and family,
    I am so sorry to read the passing of your husband. Words cannot express the grief that you are going through. If you would ever like to talk, I’m here to talk to. Sarah and Kelli send their condolences too. Hugs and prayers for the entire family.

    Deb Salik

  24. nancy(rector) & roger Zeluff says:

    Bonnie, Brian, Jenn, & Aubrey:

    So sorry for your loss. Mike was a very caring, loving and gentle man. He will be missed very much!!! So glad you had the opportunity to do all the things you wanted to get done. My Mom will always remember how much he always helped her carry her “sweets” to the table for her at coffee hr. Even though I can’t be there, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!! Love, Nancy

  25. Peter Rigterink says:

    What a great loss. May the many wonderful memories over-shadow the sorrow. He is in better hands and is smilin’ down upon you. All our love. We’ll have our annual bonfire tonight where we’ll toast and say prayers to Michael and family. All our love– Mom, Steve, Nick, and Pete

  26. Dave Sytsma says:

    Bonnie, Brian and family,

    I was surprised and greatly saddened to hear about Mike. I just found out today; had I known I would surely attended the memorial service. It’s been a few years since we last talked, but I still think about him often. We did a lot of hunting together, and I’ll always have the memories of the times we had. He was a good man and a great friend.

    Dave Sytsma

  27. Dennis &Jan (Vlietstra) VanDenBerg says:

    Dear Bonnie and family! We express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your husband. We hope it helps you to have friends that care and pray for you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

  28. Kelly Longest says:


    So very sorry for the loss of your husband. We worked together at the ENT office. I left in 2007, but your kindness was always sincere & remembered. Praying for you & your family in these days ahead! -Kelly

  29. Warren Stevens says:

    RIP Mike –We were good friends in Boy Scouts -Hadn’t seen him in a long while –Always enjoyed being around him –Would have been @ his service but was out of town –Your memories will never be forgotten.

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