Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller Rd., Lansing. His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army – Flint Citadel Band or to St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing.
Celebration of Life and potluck will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Red Tail Pavilion at Hawk Island County Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh in Lansing, starting at 5 p.m., with services and remembrances at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ingham County Animal Shelter.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw, on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. the family hopes you will join them in a celebration and remembrance of Matt’s life, and will welcome anyone to speak and share memories. Donations can be made in Matt’s memory to NAMI Livingston (National Alliance on Mental Illness), P.O. Box 941, Brighton, MI 48816, or Children’s Home and Aid, 125 S. Wacker Dr., 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606 (www.childrenshomeandaid.org).
A memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel in September of 2018. Day and time to be announced. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in Michael’s memory, to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Together We Rise, 580 W. Lambert Rd. #A, Brea, CA 92821 (an organization helping foster children).