The Obit For Mike Lake

George William "Mike" Lake
1922 - 2010

Published online on 3/22/2010.

Lake, George (Mike) William
Sunfield, Michigan

Mr. Lake passed away Monday March 22, 2010 at his residence at the age of 87. He was born Dec. 13, 1922 in Rives Twp., Jackson Co., MI. Graduated from Leslie High School, 1940.

Played baseball in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for two years before entering military service in Jan. 1943. He served three years in the United States Army, the last year on Luzon Island, in the Philippines. Married Eleanor Bishop in 1943. Retired from Olds Division, G.M. in 1978 after 30 years of service.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel & Anna (Collie) Lake, three sisters; Betty Hanley, Mary Miller, Margaret Rhines and brother Robert all of Jackson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor "Pat" Lake, three sons; Douglas (Susan) of Lake Odessa, Rodney (Marcia) of Sunfield, Mark (Susan) of Lake Odessa, and one daughter Cheryl (Von) Phillips of Kalamazoo; sister, Edna Taylor of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mike was an avid golfer, and he and his wife were members of Centennial Acres Golf Club for over thirty years.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. - Thursday March 25, 2010 at Sunfield United Brethren Church. Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 P.M. - Wednesday. at the Rosier Funeral Home, Mapes-Fisher Chapel, Sunfield, MI.

Memorials may be made to the Sunfield SPYS, or McLaren Hospice: C/O RFH PO Box 36 Sunfield, MI 48890.

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The family is being served by the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.