in his life but we became fast friends with many shared childhood Boy Scout experiences. We spent time (but never enough) time talking about our Eagle Scout training, outdoor adventures, and love of Nature. Michael was an expert in plant identification and bird identification and he gifted me his copy of the Boy Scout Handbook and Field Manual. We spent time with his family at the cabin and with his
grandchildren and with Rayne. Our niece Nayele and his grandaughter continue to correspond
via e-mail. I am sorry that we didn't have the chance to spend more time together. Michael was a true gentleman devoted to Christ, He treasured all of God's creations and was passionate about his belief in the sanctity of life. He gifted a fountain pen to our niece which she will forever treasure, Rest in peace brother.
I first met Mike a few years ago when he attended the Church in Goodman when he was at his cabin in Armstrong Creek.That was the beginning of a great Christian relationship. When he was at his cabin he would be in Church on Sunday. Sometimes after Church we would share a Pizza together.
We also spent many hours on the phone discussing spiritual theories and praying together.
I was especially grateful for the encouraging attitude that Mike always maintained to encourage his fellow Christians and especially his Pastor. Words cannot describe fully my thankfulness for the time we had together and I am truly looking forward to fellowshipping with Mike again in Glory.
Waupaca, grade school through high school, ski trips, his younger sibs of whom Mike was very protective. I remember the beagles and the Mr Wagg incident ( ask Jim Ragus) and other mischieve. I regret not staying in closer touch with Mike but we always had a great time when we connected. He was a good friend and good man.