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“God bless this family. Mike was always so friendly and smiling when I would pass him on the road. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Deborah Waite - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm sad that my cousin Mike has left us. I'll miss that great big personality he had! I wish I would have spent more time getting to know him, but...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Enstrom - Ewa Beach, HI

“Jay, Ondi, Xavier and Thea,Sorry to hear about your loss. it sounds like Michael had a life well lived. In sympathy and friendship,Jane and Dave ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jane McCoy - Battle Creek, MI

“Mike was always my cool cousin as we grew up.He had a big ❤ and a great guy,He was only a year older than me but I really looked up to him.He...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Goodwin - Vicksburg, MI

“Mike what's a good friend he had a smile that would light up a room sorry for his death may God bless you ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rena Watson - Battle creek, MI

“Michael was truly special. He will be missed. Bless the family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Carlene Foreman (Haggerty) - SC

“You will be truly missed so glad we got to see you back in November. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sean Goodwin - Kempner, TX

“Michael and i dated through high school and until i went into the military and we chose different paths in life. My heart is heavy and saddened that...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Stanley - Amissville, VA

“My prayers are with you ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jewel Clear - Lake Placid, FL

“Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Nawatny - Battle Creek, MI

“My heart and prayers are with you, Michael was definitely the life of the party, he always had a smile and laugh to share and always made me feel...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Roach - Family

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Stanley - Washington, DC

“My best friend all thru high school and the whole time i lived in battle creek, mi. oh the memories, RIP Mike and know I have thought of you often. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Blackburn - Paris, TN


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Michael Robin Goodwin, age 68 of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on January 23, 1952, the son of Harris Lee and Gloria Myrtle (Lexington) Goodwin and graduated from Harper Creek High School with the Class of 1970. Michael retired from Schweitzer Construction in 2014 after more than 20 years as a painter.

Michael is survived by his significant other, Terri Hammond; his step-children, Jason (Ondi) Rhodes and Deanne Haughey; grandchildren, Haylee (Collin) Ferguson, Nate, Nicholas & Nolan Haughey, Zavier and Thia Rhodes; great-granddaughters, Preslee and Nora; sister, Jodi (Doug) Lutzke; brother, Jayme (Twyla) Goodwin; and many nieces, nephews & their children. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Danny and Timothy Goodwin.

Michael was passionate about life, nature, the Hog Farm, and all of the animals that lived there with him. His beloved dogs, Snoop, Queen, Zar, and all of the stray cats and kittens that would come to be fostered by him. He truly enjoyed spending time at family holiday parties and cookouts, where he was the "Life of the Party" with his intoxicating charisma. He was loved by so many and will be truly missed!

A celebration of Michael's life will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1st at 8375 E. River Road, Battle Creek, MI 49014. In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.