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“Mike was a great resource and helped keep me on course during my painfully slow historic renovations. He was knowledgeable and did his best to help...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Robert P. Walsh - Friend

“I was not a regular customer at BC tile but as a homeowner with (too) many projects, I was steady. Mike was my go-to tile guy. Always ready with...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Phillip Hagerty - Marshall, MI

“The worlds has lost a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Markovich - Battle creek, MI

“We were very sorry to read of the passing of Mike. He assisted us with our last purchase at Battle Creek Tile and Carpet. He was great to work with...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Gary and Karen Dean - MI - Friend

“Terri, we just learned of Mike's passing from my sister today. We were shocked and we're so very sorry. I know we haven't seen each other in many...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Reynolds - Hastings, MI

“We learned only today, May 21 of Mike's death and were shocked, saddened, and wanted to say, "No, this must be some mistake!" Mike was one of the...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Jan Arnett - Battle Creek, MI

“I am a recent customer and was grieved when I called and was told that Mike was in the hospital. I kept calling back, hoping for news of his...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Lipe - Acquaintance

“Terri we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. He was one of the great guys from Post, Southeastern, and Central. A heart of gold and a...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Betty Akers - Battle Creek, MI

“One of Mike's sons was in my Boy Scouts troop for a bit. He was a super nice guy and always helpful. He always wanted to contribute to our growth as...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Youngs Jr - Charlotte, MI

“We were long-time customers of Mike's and so greatly appreciated his ability to relate personally and provide professional service. His passing is a...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Carolyn Harvey - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I'm so terribly sorry Terri ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Kristy Foster-Potter - East Leroy, MI

“I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Michael's soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Karlene Melcher-Nauer - Beloit, WI

“I am so saddened to hear of Mikes passing. I remember he always had a warm smile and kind words. Sincerest sympathy to Terri and and the family. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Buroker (Armstrong) - GA

“Mike was one of the nicest people I have ever been lucky enough to know. We met through BC Tile and he was always so friendly. I am thinking of...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Bagwell - Climax, MI

“My heart hurts for your family. Mike was always a kind and respectful person. Soft spoken and always a loyal friend. My family sends our...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy (Ramos) Hammond - MI

“Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Since we were kids , we have this unique relationship where one of us hurts, we all hurt. Mike was a...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: MICHAEL HENRY - IL - Friend

“Rest Easy Mike you were one of the good guys in our rag tag group. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Kim Roddy - Chattanooga, TN

“Terri and Family, So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. May all of your wonderful memories bring your family comfort through this difficult time....Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Bobbi Nelson Forsythe - FL

“Mike was a wonderful, kind man. We enjoyed many, many fun times with he and Terri when our kids were growing up. Sending our sincere condolences to...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Qualls - Calhoun, MI

“Words fail to express my sorrow for the loss of such a sweet, kind, loving man. Sending my love to your beautiful family ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Trisha Seiler - Battle Creek, MI

“Terri, I was so sorry to hear that Mike had passed away. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Atton-Droll - Bellevue, MI

“Rest in peace my friend, such a classy man ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Tim Guy - Battle creek, MI

“Terri, I remember you very well and how you and Mike were HS sweethearts with a lifelong love story. I am very sorry for you loss and will pray for...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Jenny Catron-Crocker - MI

“Terri, Michael Paul, Ryan, and Sarah - I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Julie Evans - Richland, MI

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Michael Patrick Staib, age 63, a lifelong Battle Creek resident was unexpectedly stricken with a heart attack Sunday, May 2nd, 2021. He died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, at Ascension-Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Mike was born July 21st, 1957 in Battle Creek the son of James Alfred and Elinor Jean (McCauley) Staib. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1976. Mike worked as a sales representative at Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic Company for the past 27 years.

Mike married Teresa L Hawthorne August 18th, 1979. The couple were blessed with three children, and two granddaughters.

Mike was an avid runner and cross-country skier. He regularly ran with a group of friends; completed the Detroit Marathon in 1995 and 2010, and competed in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, North Country Trail Relay, VASA, and many 5K and 10K events. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed biking and camping at the cabin "Up North". Mike had a great love of music, and was a huge Beatles and Paul McCartney fan. He was a diehard sports fan and cheered on the Detroit Tigers, Green Bay Packers, University of Michigan sport teams, the Detroit Red Wings and occasionally Notre Dame. Mike was a Boy Scout Leader for his son, Ryan and coached both his sons in the West Side Little League. Mike loved his granddaughters, his family and his friends unconditionally and will be remembered for his caring and loving nature.

Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa; three children, Michael (Jennifer) Staib, Ryan Staib and Sarah Staib; two granddaughters, Kinleigh and Taylor Staib; sisters, Pam Warsop, Linda (Daniel) Medich, Kimberly Staib, brothers Rock (Mike's twin) and T. J. Staib; brothers-in-law, Russell (Lisa) Hawthorne, Charles Hawthorne, Pat Rolfe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Jeffery Staib; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leota and Russell Hawthorne; sister-in-law, Cynthia Rolfe; and brother-in-law, James Warsop.

Friends will be received 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Mike's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021at the funeral home. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at Committal and interment will follow at Bedford Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mike to Healthy Kids Running Series.