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Michael Wolfinger, 62

Michael D. “Wolfie” Wolfinger, age 62, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, June 16, 2009, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born May 29, 1947, in Coldwater, a son of Russell and Florence (Miner) Wolfinger.  He had been a resident of Burr Oak since 2000, moving there from Bronson.

On July 27, 1971, he married Martha Kintigh in Coldwater.

He was a detailer and a mechanic working several years for Dave Smith Pontiac in Sturgis and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending auctions, especially in Allen and Hillsdale.

Surviving are his wife, Martha; four children, Ruby (Clayton) Walters of Colon, Mike (Joline) Wolfinger of Burr Oak, Missy (Rick) Nelson of Bronson and Billy (Cindy) Wolfinger of Union City; nine grandchildren, James, Shawna, Monica, Kendra, Branden, Adrian, Marissa, Austin and Dakota; five brothers, Keith Wolfinger of Colon, Don Wolfinger of Coldwater, Dale Wolfinger of Colon, Steve Wolfinger of Quincy and Leon Wolfinger of Sherwood; and his mother, Florence Wolfinger of Bronson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell, in August 2008.

A graveside service celebrating the life of Michael “Wolfie” Wolfinger was held Friday at the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Funeral Home.

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