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Michael J. Predum

Mike passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born February 15, 1941 in Plainwell, the son of Henry and Edith (Lowry) Predum. Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. For many years he had owned and operated a carpentry business and had done power coating and wood laminating for DVI until his retirement.

Mike enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing and hunting. He was a kind and loving father and was willing to help anyone in need. Mike was an active member of the Otsego American Legion Post #84. In 1981 in Allegan he married Iva Grimm who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Melissa Graiser of California, Mike Predum of Plainwell, Tony Charles of Traverse City and Tracy (James) Hulett of Gobles; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and siblings, Treva Schoneboom, Roland Predum and Bonnie Putman along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Adelia McNutt, Alvin Predum, Joe Predum, Olive “Becky” Pantale, Russ Predum and Clare Predum.

A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 with American Legion Chaplain, Jay Miller officiating. A stream of Mike’s service will be available on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11am here:

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Otsego American Legion Post #84.

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Mrs. Jim Hewitt (Patti Khodl)

April 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Oh my gosh! Am so sorry for the Predum families, too many deaths, & now Mike. I remember seeing Mike at the American Legion Post #84 functions. So sorry to learn of this. My heart goes out to you. A very heartbreaking time.


Charlie Oxender

April 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Mike will be a loss to all of us that were honored to serve with him at the Post. We will all miss his generosity and giving sprit.


Tony & Ken Charles

April 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm

We love and miss you greatly dad you helped mold me into the person I am today.


Timothy Brewster

April 29, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Sorry to hear that Mike pasted. Mike was a good guy. We went on the honor flight together an had a good time. He did a lot of good for the American legion post 84. We will miss him.


David Hummel

April 29, 2020 at 2:09 pm

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My condolences to his family.


Lee Derksen

April 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Sorry to hear about the death of Mike. He was one of the good ones. Prayers for the family.



April 29, 2020 at 2:16 pm

My condolences abound for the entire family

Sending many much needed hugs right now


Tracy Hulett

April 29, 2020 at 2:47 pm

You were a great Man and the best Dad a girl could ask for. I am going to miss you so much my heart hurts. I will miss all the picken and the playful way. You always made us laugh and you were always larger then life. You were the kindest and most loving Man. You will always be in my heart!


Amber Hulett

April 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm

I’m gonna miss my papa I will always remember him when me and my sister and brother would always come up to stay with him and my grandma we all would have a blast I love u papa I will miss u dearly


Matt Bartels

April 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm

So sorry for your loss. He was a good man.


Dave and Roberta Kuitert

April 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

My heart is sad. Condolences to Treva, Bonnie and Ron. The loss of two siblings in a matter of days. Our family were long time neighbors. So sad for the entire family. Prayers Dave and Roberta Tompkins Kuitert


Paul Grimm

April 29, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Mike Predum was one of the best people I have ever met , he was always quick to help anyone who was in need often times putting others before himself, He was a great man who will be missed.


Phil Glass

April 29, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Mikey and Iva

Thinking of you and praying for you. Mike was a good friend who will always be remembered.


Richard&Dorisann Thomas

April 29, 2020 at 6:15 pm

So sorry to hear of Mike & Clairs passing. Grew up with the family . Good people Good neighbors.



Donna Valkner

April 29, 2020 at 7:49 pm

My Uncle Mike was one of the best…He will always be remembered as the kind and helpful one…alway willing to help in any way he can…Mike will be greatly missed by chuck and Donna Valkner…neice and nephew


Dave Seiter

April 29, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Please accept my condolences, Mike will be greatly missed.


Dave & Brenda Grimm

April 29, 2020 at 8:23 pm

Mike truly was one of good guys. Our sincere condolences to Iva and the rest of his family.


Bob and Loree Bagley

April 29, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Peace to the family.


Art Lindsey

April 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm

My “Uncle Mike” One of the best people I know! I knew him better than I knew my own dad! Uncle Mike took me fishing many times. He never even yelled at me for leaving a fishing pole behind either! “Thanks Uncle Mike” Love and Miss You Man.

Art Lindsey


Dave Delemme

April 29, 2020 at 9:16 pm

Mike Predum was a good father, husband, and Legion member. Mike would always volunteer to help on all Post 84 projects. He was proud to be a Legion member, and veteran. The American Legion could use more veterans with the attitude that Mike had. He will be missed by all the Post 84 members. This is a Legionnaire that we all thought a lot of.

“Till We meet Again My Friend”. May GOD hold you near.

David J. Delemme Allegan County Commander for the Department of the Michigan American Legion


Shannon G. Wade

April 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm

So hear your loss of Michael

Hugs to the whole family during this time .He will always be with each and everyone of you through your life.


Carrie Curtiss

April 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Oh Mike, this makes me sad. I loved working with you at DVI. You were so fun to be around. I hope you Rest in Paradise. Say hello to Mary Lou for me. ❤️


Donna Reed Hall

April 30, 2020 at 12:27 am

My Thaughts and Prayers go out To Iva,And All of The Predum Family… So Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Fly With The Angels!!!


Sue Morse & Jack Clark

April 30, 2020 at 9:49 am

To the Predum family , We are sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Bad to loose 1 member of the family then another so close together. Prayers for all of you.


Beverly Schafer

April 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm

Thoughts and prayers to Iva and family.


Don & Beth Bricker

April 30, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Mike was a great friend and I enjoyed breakfast and coffee with him at the legion on Wednesday mornings, he will be missed. He was always willing to help and for that I am grateful, he and his son cut up a tree for me, hard for me with one arm. Fly high brother!


Becky Hicks-Predum

April 30, 2020 at 10:26 pm

Iva, Mikey, and Family, my heart goes out to all of you. Mike was one of a kind, always willing to help anyone. He would drop whatever he was doing, and go help anyone that asked. He was always volunteering for something or other, even when he didn’t feel good. I will always remember his smile, and his sense of humor. If Mike could aggravate you, you knew he liked you, and that grin of his, would make you laugh. Mike was loved and will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.


Betsy Hoyt Feinberg

April 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We were in the same class at Bridge Street School and later at PHS. He was one of the kindest, awake and aware human beings I’ve ever know. I wish he could have lived to be 100 and that somehow I would have a chance to travel back to Michigan and see him again. I will always remember his smile and his sense of humor, his integrity, and energy. (From Betsy in southeast Arizona.)


Pat & Tony Gless

May 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

We are saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was in Pat’s graduating class at PHS. He always seemed cheerful and had a smile on his face. He and Iva hosted a cook out class reunion on their property several years ago and we all had a great time. It was one of the best reunions ever. He will be missed.


John Oisten

May 1, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Iva sorry to hear about Mike was a great person I worked with at DVI he was very friendly my prayers are with you r fammyly


Melissa Steele

May 1, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Such a sweet soul. I was lucky to call him dad. He was there for me when I lost my own father, always smiling and joking. Loved listening to all the stories and this Predum gang sure had a ton of them. God Bless you all, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Christine (Like) Hale

May 1, 2020 at 6:58 pm

Sorry for another family loss. I knew Mike for a lot of years as well as the rest of the Predum family. May god bless and keep you all.


Pat & Tony Gless

May 1, 2020 at 11:11 pm

We are saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was in Pat’s graduating class at PHS. He always seemed cheerful and had a smile on his face. He and Iva hosted a cook-out class reunion on their property several years ago. It was one of the best reunions! He will be missed by all who knew him.


Sherry Jameson and John Campbell

May 2, 2020 at 2:15 am

Our Thoughts And Prayers To Iva And Family


Randy and Debbi Predum

May 2, 2020 at 9:24 am

We are so sorry Uncle Mike is gone. He was an amazing and giving person who will always be loved and missed. We pray for the family at this time that they will be comforted and find peace in God’s loving arms. Mike, you are in our hearts forever.


Raymond Dendel

May 2, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Mike was a man that will be missed by many more than you’ll ever know. I’m glad to say that we served together.


brain and eunice (birmingham) shive , james and marie birmingham

May 3, 2020 at 10:04 am

i am so sorry for the loss of such a great man. i can remember coming home with tracy after school like i did so many times . and mike saying oh man her again . as he is laughing walking into the kitchen. he will be be missed by so many. will keep all in our prayers and thoughts. much love


Kay Newton Falduto

May 3, 2020 at 11:21 pm

I went to high school with Mike.

After we graduated I got to know him even better. He had a

good since of humor and would help anyone that needed it

I’m very sorry for his passing. I was looking forward to seeing him in August at our class reunion. Take care Iva

Hugs and prayers


Mary Schuiteboer

May 6, 2020 at 11:00 am

Such sadness and loss in a matter of days. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. The fondest memories of growing up with the Predum family.


Mary and Steve Schuiteboer

May 6, 2020 at 11:04 am

Such sadness and loss in a matter of days. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. I have very fond memories growing up with the Predum family.


Scott Graeser

May 7, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Mike was one of the most kind and giving people I have ever known. I have always been proud to have him as my father-in-law. His teasing and stories made him fun to be around. I have missed him since his daughter and I divorced, but was lucky to see him again a few years ago. The Predum family has always been great to me, especially Mike and my brother -in-law , Mike. I know he was loved and will be dearly missed. He is now in a better place without pain or sorrow and we will see him again one day in Heaven. I am praying for all of you.


Sue Hughes Hopper

May 7, 2020 at 9:46 pm

Mike was surely a one of a kind. I worked with him at the nursing home. Everyday we all worked together you better bet Mike would help get everyone in bed. One time he was helping me next thing I knew I was in the bed with the Resident. We laughed so hard. He would always Smile. What a Great Guy. What great Memories. Sorry for your Loss to his Family.


Dan and Sandy Fleming

May 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Iva, and the entire Predum family. Dan and I have known Mike and the Predum family for many years. Dan more than I . But we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a very upstanding person. A great carpenter. Just an all around good person.He always would acknowledge you when he would see you anywhere. We always loved getting into a conversation with him. I know Mike is going to be dearly missed by so many people. We want to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to all his family and friends alike. May you rest in peace Mike from now into eternity forever and ever.



May 9, 2020 at 10:21 am



Jay Miller

May 22, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Mike was a dear friend and a great Legionnaire. He was not only a patriot but a devoted husband and father.

He was an American Legion officer, Color/Honor Guard member. Red Cross blood drive volunteer, an

important part of the Wild Bunch Coffee Clutch ( where a bunch of us would get together just

about every Wednesday morning for coffee or breakfast) and Mike would be there bright and

early to set up the tables and then help with the cooking. He might grumble a little but he

loved every minute of being a part of it and being with his fellow Legionaries.

He was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my dear friend

I want to sincerely thank Iva and the family members for asking me to officiate Mike’s service. It was truly an honor and privilege.


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