Visitation: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the funeral home with burial to follow in Nottawa Cemetery.
Michael V. Persons age 64 of Mendon passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.
Michael was born in El Paso, Texas on June 3, 1955, a son of the late Maurice “Jake” and Darlene (Crain) Persons.
Michael lived in the St. Joseph county area most of his life, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1973. Michael had worked for MDOT for 21 years and loved the outdoors. He was also a farmer and supporter of the FFA.
Michael is survived by a daughter, Amy (Brad) Elliott of Bronson, a son Cole (Kara) Persons of Colon, a sister Sally (Andy) Sharp of Colon, grandchildren; Haven, Carter, Sullivan, Harper, and Layton, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Michael was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Persons.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Schipper Funeral Home. A funeral service celebrating the life of Michael will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 AM also from the funeral home with Rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Burial will follow in Nottawa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial donations be made to the Branch Area Career Center FFA. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at Schipperfuneralhome.com.