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    105 Capital Avenue N.E.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“So sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Mike for 10 years. He was one of our hardest working employees, a team player, and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jared Stauffer - Milford, NE

“Loving father husband good friend to all we will miss you mike ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Josh Webb - Mount pleasant, MI

“So sad to hear this news. Mike was a loving, dedicated, hardworking man that you would be blessed to know. I had the honor of working with Mike &...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Stacy Wixson - Battle Creek, MI

“Mike was a very caring and supportive team member to all of us. He was always willing to share his knowledge and skills with anyone that needed help....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Adam Bruce - Battle Creek, MI

“Anne, so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Henry( Hallack) - MI

“Mike, we will miss getting together for a family meal with our grown up boys. This tradition will continue with Anne & Myles, and you will be right...Read More »
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Michael Scott "Mike" Hoenes, 63, of Battle Creek, Michigan died due to COVID-19 at Bronson Battle Creek on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Mike was born March 25, 1958 in Marshall, Michigan the son of Robert and Janet (Trine) Hoenes. Mike grew up in Pennfield and was a 1976 graduate of Pennfield High School. He earned an Associate Degree from Kellogg Community College. At the age of eleven, Mike started working on a dairy farm. His career included 35 years as a Dairy Farmer and 20 years at Duncan Aviation. For many years, he was employed at Crandall Farms in Battle Creek and then for Bruinsma Farms in Climax Scotts. Mike was currently employed as a Master Upholsterer for Duncan Aviation.

Michael S. Hoenes was united in marriage to Anne VanHuysen on August 22, 1998. Surviving are his wife Anne; son, Myles Michael Hoenes, who will graduate with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with honors from the University of Michigan in the Spring of 2022; a brother, Greg (Melonie) Hoenes of Battle Creek; stepmother, Chris Hoenes Friend of Eastpointe, MI; sister-in-law, Virginia Hoenes of Battle Creek; his special "Kidney Family", Hope and Ruben Rangel of Battle Creek, who gave Mike five more years of health; and cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hoenes; mother, Janet Trine; his maternal grandfather, Cecil Trine, who was very close to Mike; three brothers, Timothy Hoenes, Doug Trine and David Bedwell.

Mike was an avid University of Michigan football fan. He loved cheering and applauding for his son, Myles, whether it was sports, theater, or whatever activity he was involved in. Mike always worked hard. Even with four hours of Dialysis, three days-a-week, he worked a 40 hour week. He welcomed overtime as he planned for his retirement. Mike will be remembered as "a father who went above and beyond for the love of his son and a man who put family before all."

Mike's family requests all attending, to please wear a mask. Friends will be received 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A memorial service to celebrate Mike's life will be held at the funeral home 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/event/1728976 or by visiting the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook page.
Interment will be held at a later date.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider donations to help Myles Michael Hoenes pay for his student loans. Checks may be made payable to "The Hoenes Family" and may be sent directly to the funeral home, 105 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.