1922 - 2010
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Lake, George (Mike)
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
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,
Memorials may be made to the Sunfield SPYS, or McLaren Hospice: C/O RFH
PO Box 36 Sunfield, MI 48890.
Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at www.legacy.com
The family is being served by the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home
in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.