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Mr. Michael P. "Mike" Hart, Jr.
  • North Avenue Church of God E.A.P.
    1079 North Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“Cindy and family so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I always remember him having a smile or a joke whenever you would drag him to an Open House...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Maryann Herbstreith - MI - Friend

“Mike was one of the first people from the Northside Snowmobile Club to welcome us as new members. He was kind and funny and always had a smile on his...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mike and Denise Willbur - MI

“im so sorry for your loss of Mike. I have lots of fond old memories of you all at Mill Lake. He was a good neighbor and a great friend to many. Im...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Gray

“So sad to hear this. Praying for all of you for comfort now and the days ahead. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Wooten - Battle Creek, MI

“Cindy & family- We were so saddened to hear about Mike's passing. He was just a "nice guy"! Always a jokester & willing to help. Please know that you...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Roger & Jane Beebe - Ceresco, MI

“I will sorely miss Mike. Some of my fondest memories were of delivering trees to landowners with Mike or preparing the snowmobile trails with Mike...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Leach - Grand Ledge, MI

“Dottie and I are so sorry to hear about Mike. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Neil Burke - Milford, DE

“Grandpa,You are always in my heart. May God Bless you and your family during this time and alwaysLove,Tuganai ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tuganai Borina - MI - Grandchild

“Rest well my old buddy. All the good times playing tennis, softball, ping pong, fishing, cards & fun family times are wonderful memories I'm glad we...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rick Jackson - Three Rivers, MI

“Cindy, We were all great neighborhood friends on Simmons and Marie Streets. Mike sweetly provided my first motorcycle ride. My sympathy to you...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Kipp - Alkema - FL

“Cindy and familyI am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, you are all in my thoughts and prayers ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Gail (Tappan) Edwards - MI

“So sorry for your loss . Praying for comfort and peace . Loved seeing the two of you together because you showed real love to each other . Your...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn AND mike Lewis - MI - Friend

“I miss you Grandpa. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brian Harvey - Battle Creek, MI

“Our hearts mourn the loss of Grandpa Hart you will be greatly missed. I will never forget your patience in teaching me cards. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kris & Curt Stein - Charlotte, MI

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Michael P. "Mike" Hart, Jr., age 69, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 9, 2018. He was born in Battle Creek on September 2, 1948, the loving son of Michael P. and Ruth H. (Richmond) Hart. Mike graduated from St. Philip Catholic High School with the Class of 1966. Throughout the years, Mike worked for Hydreco, the Eaton Corporation and then drove vehicles for many car dealerships for more than 20 years.

Mike married the "Love of His Life", Cynthia W. "Cindy" Hibbard at the St. Philip Catholic Church on March 1, 1968. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Cindy; his children, Susan "Suebe"(Steve) Washburn of Battle Creek, Kristina (Kelly) Etheridge of Battle Creek, Techia (Scott) Lohmann of Kalamazoo; a special daughter, Tamara (Jim) Bess; six grandchildren, Autumn Harvey, Brian Harvey, Tuganai Borina, James Etheridge, Shelby Etheridge and Sydney Etheridge; one great-grandson, Leeland Harvey; one great-grandson on way and coming very soon, Liam Yost; and several nieces & nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Bill Hart; and a sister, Cecelia Iseminger.

A true outdoorsman, Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing shuffleboard, snowmobiling, boating, and motorcycling. He also enjoyed playing Euchre & cards, and being a chauffeur on his golf cart at the horse shows & the fair, but his true love in life was spending time with his family. Mike was a member of the BC Motorcycle Club, an officer with the Northside Snowmobile Club, and a member of the Boots & Buckles 4-H Club.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where funeral service to celebrate Mike's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13th. Interment will follow at Banfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence or the North Avenue Church of God E.A.P. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Mike may be placed at