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Michael Hanichen

March 18, 1953 — April 1, 2022

Michael Hanichen

Michael Eric Hanichen peacefully passed away in his sleep on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the age of 69. Mike was born to James and Marlea Hanichen in Three Rivers, MI on March 18, 1953.

Mike's childhood was spent growing up on Barton Lake with his sister Joy. He loved fishing, carp spearing and boating. As a teenager he became a skilled water skier, spending many hours with friends on the lake.

In high school Mike enjoyed sports, playing football, basketball, and downhill skiing. He built lifelong friendships that continued into adulthood on the golf course, around a card table and watching Nascar racing.

Following graduation from Vicksburg High School in 1971, he attended Central Michigan University. Mike married Valerie Adams, becoming stepfather to her son, David. In 1978 Mike and Valerie welcomed Christopher to their family. Several years later Jessica Davis entered Mike's life, adding her sons, Austin and Charlie to his family. Mike was a dedicated father and stepfather.

Mike loved working for the Blunt family at the Harborlite Corporation. While there, he wore many hats that eventually led to supervising the setup of new plants across the country.

Mike will be remembered for having a kind soul, his sense of humor and loving to laugh with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father: James.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother: Marlea; sister: Joy (George) Freund; son: Christopher Hanichen; stepchildren: David Adams, Austin Davis, and Charlie Davis; grandchildren: Sarah, Meghan, and Broden Hanichen; significant other: Jessica Davis; nephew and niece: Marshall and Chelsea Freund, and beloved cousins: Suzy, Matt, Andy & Joe.

Memorials made in Michael’s memory may be directed to the family c/o Christopher Hanichen.

In accordance with the family’s wishes a private committal service will be held for the immediate family. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on a later date that is still to be determined.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Michael’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

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