Michael John Stump

Michael J. StumpAge 78 passed away November 4, 2019.  He was born in Lansing on May 30, 1941, the son of Robert F. and Gladys (Pung) Stump.  Michael was a 1959 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve while working his way through MSU, graduating in 1967.  Following graduation he joined Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan where he held increasingly varied and responsible positions.  Among his accomplishments he directed the establishment of the first nationwide managed care program for the auto companies.  He was an active member of St. Mary Cathedral Parish, serving multiple terms on the Parish Council.  Mike was a lifelong supporter of MSU and an avid fly fisherman.  He was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus; a member of the American Legion, Marine Corp League, MSU Alumni Assoc., and the Eagles Aerie #1039.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Pat. Surviving are:  2 sons, Jan Michael (Jenna) , and Andrew (Emily); grandsons, Henry and Jack; granddaughter, Lucy; brother, Ronald (Jan); sisters, Kathy, Sue (Robert) Erickson, and Anne Stump; sister-in-law, Penny; former wife, Jeanette Stump; many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many dear friends, some dating back to grade school and those who attended the weekly planning meetings at the K. of C.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from  2-4 p.m. and 6 -8 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Karl Pung at St. Mary Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lansing Catholic Central or MSU Spartan Fund.

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Matthew Brenner
November 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm

I always enjoyed time spent with Mike. He was a great guy!

Elisa Gurulé
November 5, 2019 at 6:53 pm

I never met him, but Emily loved him beyond measure, a real blessing for a father-in-law. Sending you all love & peace.

Penny Tellier
November 6, 2019 at 8:11 am

I met Mike on three occasions while my Father was in hospice this past summer. His compassionate approach with Dad, along with stories of their Northern MI fishing trips, brought smiles to all of us. I felt love for this man I hardly knew. I pray for Michael’s family and friends, that they overcome the sadness with the everlasting light God promises throughout each cherished memory.

God bless you Mike…rest in everlasting peace.

Fran & Phil Dunnebacke
November 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

Our condolences to Anne and the family. Always a pleasure to see Mike each week at Mass.
He will surely be missed.

Anne Stump
November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am

I never thought I would be writing something like this so soon. My dear brother, my oldest brother, God called you and we are left to mourn. I thank you for all you have given and provided me. You were a leader, giver, served your church, were a trusted friend, loved your family and many many dear friends. We will draw strength from them and enjoy their stories as time passed. As I said less than 5 months ago, my life will never be the same. But I am a better person because of you and Pat.
God speed my dear brother he has you in his mighty arms.

Thomas Beaty
November 6, 2019 at 10:10 am

Worked with Mike in Lansing District Office, very nice man. Mike had great sence of humor.

God Bless on his way the Lord

Tom Beaty

Monica maclennan
November 6, 2019 at 10:12 am

May he RIP
Cherish the memories you had Anne
Praying for you the family Mike and Pat

Daniella Farrell
November 6, 2019 at 11:49 am

Mike was a blessing to everyone as my granddaughter Desi says he was our Angel. Bless you Anne and family,we love you! We Will miss you Mike.

Kevin Fisher
November 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm

The Fisher family is thinking about you guys and sending over a giant hug.

Andy,Phyllis and Brittany Foti
November 7, 2019 at 7:04 pm

We loved Mike he was the most caring man always thinking of others and their happiness. We will miss him dearly, our prayers are with you Anne and the family. God just gained a beautiful soul. God bless you all.

Larry Frey
November 8, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Sorry to hear of Mikes passing, he was a great person. Had not had much contact with him since the good old days from grade school and high school. Best of everything to his family.

Judith Pecho
November 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm

I remember Mike Stump. Such a kind and friendly guy. He was a year ahead of me in St. Mary’s Cathedral High School. He has been a tremendous support person for Mary Kay, and once a friend always a caring friend. The world was better knowing he was in it.

Pam Paris
November 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Mike, I knew him in grade school and high school. He was one of really good guys and I know will be missed by many.
Sending healing blessings to his family and friends.

Denny English
November 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm

I saw Mike recently at his brother Pat’s services. I played basketball with Mike at St. Mary, as well as with Pat. I saw Mike at his class reunions which I attended with my brother Jud, Mike’s classmate. Mike was a somewhat quiet, cordial, kind person. He always treated me with respect and warmth. I was most impressed with Mike when he attended our mother’s funeral service. I know his classmates and friends will miss him much. I will also as I’m missing his brother Pat. There were a good team at St. Mary, they will be a good in heaven. I send my condolences and best wishes to his family.

Mike & Dena Arens
November 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm

What a wonderful kind man Mike was. Definitely going to miss him. Especially that smile of his! Hugs and prayers to the Stump family.
Mike & Dens Arens, Lansing, Michigan

Dawn Apley
November 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Such a nice man. I was his last secretary at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He was always very kind. He was so smart, too!


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