Michael Ross

Michael O. Ross

Saturday, June 14th, 1952 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Michael O. Ross, age 67 of Ionia, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Sparrow Ionia Hospital.

For Mike there was nothing more important or valuable than his family. He loved to spoil his grandchildren and spend time with them. Mike enjoyed riding his motorcycle and horses. He liked taking his kids camping when they were younger and more recently, he could be found helping his grandchildren with their 4-H projects. Mike was also a big John Wayne fan and probably knew all the lines from his movies. It wasn’t until Mike was an adult that he got to swim in the ocean, but it was something he loved and would be out with all the kids jumping and playing in the water. Mike will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Surviving Mike is his wife, Kathy; daughters, Alicia (Brian) Patten of Saranac and Melissa (David) Kulka of Lowell; son, Shannon (Jayne) Ross of Hubbardston; grandchildren, Emily (Paul) Brzezinski of Walker; Justin Ross (Christy Brandt) of Hubbardston; Lauren Ross of Hubbardston; Harleigh Patten (Beau Heimer) of Lowell; John Patten (Joyce Harding) of Lake Odessa; Kort Patten of Saranac; Aubrey Kulka of Lowell; great granddaughter, Hannah Brzezinski and a soon to be born great grandchild, “Baby Patten”; sisters, Norma Horn (Paul Bollinger) of Maple Rapids; Deloris Lund of Sheridan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Howard & Nellie (Jeffrey) Ross and two brothers, Harold Ross and Gary Ross.

A celebration of Mike’s life is being planned for a later date and will be announced through the Simpson Family Funeral Homes website.

For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Mike’s memory the family suggests you direct them to Mike’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Melissa Seaman

Posted at 11:57am
I'm so sorry for your loss.I got to know Kathy working with her for several years. We have still remained friends through the years. I love u all and I know you will get through this together💞 Just like I know your Pops would want!!💞

Melissa Kulka Posted at 04:55pm

Thank you Melissa!

zTorey Smitth

Posted at 09:46pm
Kathy and family, I am so sorry to read this. I will never forget when Kim and I spent the weekend with Kathy and Mike shortly after they were married I believe. We had so much fun with you. Such a nice family, Hugs to all of you sending thoughts and prayers to each of you.
Torey Smith

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