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Michael Joseph Burns

December 12, 1967 July 21, 2019
Michael Joseph Burns
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Obituary for Michael Joseph Burns

Michael Joseph Burns of Walled Lake was born December 12, 1967 in Farmington Hills, Michigan to Michael and Sue (nee: Gubert) Burns. He died July 21, 2019 at the age of 51.

Michael is the beloved husband of Carly (nee: Retherford) Burns. Loving father of Devin (Rob Blackburn) Burns, Caylee Bell and Paige Bell. Grandfather of Patrick and Damien Burns. He is also survived his parents Mike (Pat) Burns and Sue Burns. Loving brother of Edward Burns and John (Wendy) Burns. Son in law of Jon (Cheri) Retherford. Brother in law of Becky (Lenny) Jump, Erin (Ryan) Tremain and Neil (Samantha) Retherford. Also survived by numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.

Michael aspired to live a full and happy life. He truly loved moments in life that held no monetary value and appreciated all the little things in life. While he enjoyed traveling the country through his years his haven was his home in Walled Lake.

Mikie loved to spend his days fishing on his boat during sunny days or ice fishing in the winter months. He poured his love into building gardens in his yard for his wife and his favorite thing was working with her side by side in their yard. Mike adored cooking for his family and filling their bellies with his wonderful food.

He was so proud to be a father. Mike spent a lot of time with his daughters building the sweetest memories. His first priority was always to his children and to teach them gallant men are still out in the world. 

He enjoyed family camping trips and any outdoor shenanigans. He cherished evenings with his wife by fire light and always stopped to smell the roses.

There will never be another Mikie in the world. He will be missed by all those lives that he has touched. He was truly a great man and will be loved until the end of time.

Private family services will be held. Memorials to the American Liver Foundation appreciated.


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