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Michael L. Hughes Sr.

Mike went home to the Lord, Monday, December 27, 2021 in Kalamazoo.

He was born December 10, 1953 in Grand Rapids, the son of Clarence Hughes and Connie (Jansen) Beardsley. Mike worked for a printing company and at Pharmacia for many years. In his free time he enjoyed researching coins, attending NASCAR races, target shooting, traveling with his wife and researching his ancestry. Mike was happiest when surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren. On March 25, 1971 in Allegan, he married the love of his life, Linda Uminn, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Michael Jr. (fiancée, Annie Rhodes) Hughes of Sturgis, Stephanie (Chris) Pieratt of Martin and Matthew (Kara) Hughes of Kalamazoo; he was the best Poppie to Caroline, Abigail, Madelyn, Fletcher, Lydia, Wyatt and Beau; siblings, Rick, Ken, David and Todd along with many nieces and nephews.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Mike’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Your Bronson team - Tom, Kate, Bill, Jamie, Sarah, Suzy, Mia and Kellie

December 28, 2021 at 5:55 pm

Chris, Stephanie and family,

We send our sincere condolence’s for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do we for you during this difficult time.


Denise Wilson

December 29, 2021 at 7:40 am

I would like to send my condolences to Linda and her family, with a heart felt prayer Michael was a fantastic friend and a wonderful classmate. He will be miss.


Marla Augustine

December 29, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Praying for you Linda and your family. Such a tragic loss. We’re so sorry. Love and prayers ♥️♥️


Bernadette Doubblestein

December 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm

Hard to believe that Mike has left this world to join God. My heart aches for Linda. Hugs and prayers to Linda and the family that Mike left behind. He will be greatly missed by all. RIP Mike.


August Lee Hardesty

December 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm

The sincerest condolences to the family. Linda my heart hurts for you.


Ann Russell

December 29, 2021 at 8:34 pm

Linda and family,

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your family is in our prayers.

Craig and Ann Russell



December 29, 2021 at 8:47 pm

Nonny I am so sorry for your loss. You and Mike were perfect together in so many ways. I loved Mike’s happy go lucky, go with the flow ways. Although it may have irritated you at times it’s exactly what you needed. Mike will be missed and his contagious smile will not be forgotten. God received an angel! Mike will be missed. love you and here for you always Nonny.


Marla Augustine

December 30, 2021 at 6:04 am

We’re so sorry for your loss Linda and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ron and Marla Augustine


Doug and Judy Scheppelman

December 30, 2021 at 3:29 pm


My heart hurts for you. Praying God will wrap His loving arms around you and your family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


rick hughes

December 30, 2021 at 4:53 pm

I’ll always remember the good times. Rest in peace, Mike.


Don Carra

December 30, 2021 at 7:34 pm

I worked with Mike and Ken at Vista business forms. Mike was a good soul and strong family man.

Don Carra


Gary & Carla Figg

December 31, 2021 at 6:15 pm


We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Gary & Carla


Lauri Ann Connor

January 1, 2022 at 1:26 pm

Dave and Robin, do sorry for your loss.


Debra Jones

January 2, 2022 at 5:42 pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a very sweet and good man.

Condolences, Debra Jones (Hughes)


Rose Randall

January 3, 2022 at 12:04 am

Linda Mike Stephanie Matthew

You all have lost a great husband and father. It pains me to know how you are hurting but know your husband and dad is with our Lord…Thank you Linda for bring me the best brother-in-law that could ever be.

Remembering smiles conversations

Love you all


Donna Tharge

January 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Linda and family:

So sad to hear of Mikes passing. We have lost too many good people. I am praying for you, that the Lords peace will surround and overtake you each day. Love you♥️



January 3, 2022 at 3:22 pm

Dearest Linda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband/soul mate, father and grandfather. In all the many years I’ve known him, he was a gentle man, a loving man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sending you love, peace and prayers.


Gary and Deb Frizzle

January 3, 2022 at 7:59 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss.


Vicki & Scott Playford

January 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm

We are so sorry for this great loss for you Linda & family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


John and Diane Glessner

January 6, 2022 at 2:55 pm

Dear Linda. We are in Florida and are just now reading of your loss. We are so sorry! Mike was a very nice guy and we can’t imagine your pain. Sending our sympathy to you and your family. God bless.

Diane and John Glessner


terri gott

January 8, 2022 at 9:16 pm

Linda and family,. Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your husband. May he RIP, and may you find comfort in your memories.


Tom Honeysett

March 3, 2022 at 3:09 pm

I have been away for some time and now that things have returned to normal, the reality of Mike being gone has hit. Even though I didn’t see Mike much lately, I miss him. His razor sharp wit and sense of humor are 2 things we very much need during these times. He was a great friend and one of the best teammates anyone could ask for. I’m sorry this happened and wish the best for Linda and Mike’s entire family.


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