Story as told by Michael's daughter, Jessica

My father was a wonderful man, he was very hardworking and loving. He would help anyone that he could when he could if he could. Building things and fixing things up always made him happy. 

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He loved working and worked as a CNC machinist. He was always doing something with his hands. He loved spending time with me (his daughter) and his dog Waddles. His family and friends meant the most to him. He loved to jet ski, camp, and just relax outside when the weather was nice during the summer. 

I want people to know that he was a wonderful man, who is gone too soon. I donated his corneas so that someone would be able to see, and enjoy life as I am sure my father would have loved to.

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Please remember to hug your loved ones as often as possible. I honor his memory by each year going to our favorite trail we would go walk at and say a prayer on the day he passed. I tell my daughter about her papa in heaven all the time and tell her stories about him. I will never forget him and the memories he gave me.

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