Michael Ray Madeleine, a longtime resident of Roseville, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was 75 years old.
Michael was born on July 20, 1941 in Detroit to Raymond and Mary (nee Kanstant) Madeleine. On October 2, 1965, he married the love of his life, Lois, at Peace Lutheran Church in Detroit. Together, they shared an amazing 51 years. The couple made their first home in Birmingham, and then moved to the East coast for 7 years before returning to Michigan. Michael also honorably served his country in the ROTC in high school and for four years in the Army National Guard.
A man of many talents, he first worked as a letter carrier for the Postal Service, then a school custodian in New York, and finally with the Roseville Parks and Recreation, retiring on July 4, 2004. Michael was a man of faith, serving as a Deacon at his church. Michael attended Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York, graduating in 1981 as the class president. Outside of work and church, he was an avid gardener (he was looking forward to getting back to the garden, especially his tomato plants and over 100 Irises), photographer who had many prize winning shots, and an excellent cook. He and Lois also loved to travel together, including visits to Europe, Vienna to visit his daughter, and mission trips to Scotland and South Africa. Michael was a man true to his word and faith, who will live on in the hearts of those who loved him forever.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife Lois; cherished daughters Michele (Allen) Dickenson and Charis (Daniel) Mascher; loving grandchildren Sam, Jerry, Nathan, Hannah, Joey, Zack, Dennis, and Laura. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Christine.
Visitation will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Michigan 48026 from 2-8pm. A funeral will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11am at Christ Community Church of Roseville. Additional visitation will be from 10am to 11am at church. Memorial contributions to the Missions of Christ Community Church are greatly appreciated by his family.
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