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Michael Allen Chapman

March 25, 1947 May 14, 2014
Michael Allen Chapman
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Obituary for Michael Allen Chapman

Michael A. Chapman age 67, passed away suddenly, Wednesday May 14, 2014 at home from a massive heart attack. He was born March 25, 1947 to Roland and Mona (Smith) in Dryden, MI and was the youngest of 5 children. Mike married Shelley Jones on October 13, 1990.

Mike lived life to the fullest. He was a pipefitter at General Motors for 46 years, retiring in March, 2011. Additionally, he was employed at Pontiac Motors and then transferred to and retired from Grand Blanc Weld Tool Center. Mike was very active with the Lapeer Steelers for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, casino trips and enjoying his large network of friends. Mike was fond of joining friends at Tim Hortons for coffee in the morning. Mike recently started working at Universal Lift as a delivery man delivering auto parts. He enjoyed his job and liked meeting new people.

Mike is survived by his wife, Shelley; son, Christopher (Cristi); grandchildren Keagen and Marleigh; in-laws, Ralph & Karen Jones of Lapeer; sister, Joanne Gordert of Midland; special nieces and nephews, Stacey (Steve) Mercier of Lapeer and Stephanie (Brenden) Sider of Davison; several other special nieces and nephews as well as great-nephews, Brendan & Dylan Mercier of Lapeer, who called him Grampa Mike; and great niece Ashlyn whom he loved dearly. Mike was predeceased by his parents; siblings, Ed Chapman, Vance Chapman, and Gladys Utley and granddaughter Sydney.

His furbabies, Qynncee Lace and Fynn will miss him dearly.

Cremation has been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (lower level), 1701 West Genesee St., Lapeer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Chapman family are appreciated.

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