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Michael James Dow

September 25, 1979 March 11, 2020
Michael James Dow
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Michael James Dow, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born September 25, 1979, in Lansing, Michigan, son of Craig M. and Diane M. (Merrow) Dow. A 1998 graduate of Shepherd High School, Michael was a self-employed drywaller with great attention to detail. Known to be a prankster, Michael was a fun-loving, fearless person with a smile that could light up a room. He enjoyed any outdoor activity including hunting, fishing, shooting guns, and gardening. He cherished his time spent with friends and enjoyed a good game of darts in their league. It gave him great delight to watch his children-by-heart, Kyle and Briana, grow during 4-H as well as watching the many sporting events in which they participated. Michael had an infectious sense of humor and a heart of gold. His love and concern for his family and friends was immeasurable, always taking time to help those in need. His spirit lives on in all who knew him, especially within his family whom he loved dearly. Michael is survived by his mother, Diane Merrow (Dennis Dull) of Bluffton, SC; his father and stepmother, Craig and Ongria Dow of Shepherd; six siblings and their spouses, Matthew and Amanda Dow of Petoskey, Michelle and Brian Lape of Bluffton, SC, Marie Dow of Mt. Pleasant, Mallory O’Dell (Trenton Wilson), and Patrick O’Dell; Michael’s children-at-heart, Kyle Bixby and Briana Bixby and their mother, Kristal Wilcken; nieces and nephews, Sabrina, Katelin, Olivia, Brooke-Lynn, Grace, Alisyn, and Noah; paternal grandmother, Ardyth Dow of Mulliken; maternal grandmother, Betty Merrow of Bluffton, SC; extended family, Aubrey Dull and Nathan Dull; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Durwood Dow; and maternal grandfather, Dossie Merrow. The family will receive friends at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home on Sunday, March 15, from 2-6 p.m. and on Monday from 10-11 a.m. On Sunday, only, everyone is encouraged to wear MSU attire as that was Michael’s favorite team. A celebration of his life will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Phil Maxwell officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in Lincoln Reception Center (attached to the funeral home). Memorial contributions may be made to Isabella County 4-H. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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Visitation

Sunday

15

Mar

2:00 PM 3/15/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/15/2020 6:00:00 PM
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home

2300 S. Lincoln
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

All are encouraged to wear MSU attire

Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Service

Monday

16

Mar

11:00 AM 3/16/2020 11:00:00 AM
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home

2300 S. Lincoln
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service

Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Luncheon

Monday

16

Mar

12:00 PM 3/16/2020 12:00:00 PM
Lincoln Reception Center

2300 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Lincoln Reception Center
2300 S. Lincoln Rd. Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States
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