Michael K. Hoffman

Age 57, passed away October 8, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1955, in Lansing, to Dale and Mary (Nichols) Hoffman.

Mike was a 1973 graduate of Holt High School. He was employed as a sprinkler fitter with Advanced Fire Protection Company and retired in 2011 after 38 years. Mike enjoyed boating and spending time with friends at the marina in Grand Haven, watching MSU Hockey and NASCAR. He was enthusiastic about starting home projects.

Mike is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kay (Moore); mother, Mary Hoffman of Holt; father, Dale (Joan) Hoffman of Grand Ledge; sister, Kim (Gregg) Mentzer of Wexford, PA; nephews, Benjamin and Brian Mentzer; Kay’s sisters, Sandy (Ron) Fioretti of Yucaipa, CA and Judy (Chuck) Hadden of Arlington, VA and children Jeffrey (Kate) Hadden and sons Evan and Alec, and Allison (Chas) Andrews and children Jackson and Emma; and Mike’s dog, Tucker. He was preceded in death by grandparents Naomi and Roland Nichols, Clarence H. and Bertha I. Hoffman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with the Rev. Kris Abbey, chaplain of Hospice of Lansing, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Hospice Stoneleigh Residence for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Lansing Stoneleigh Residence, 3411 Stoneleigh Dr., Lansing, MI  48910 or Old Newsboys Association, P.O. Box 14058, Lansing, MI  48901.

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Marty & Phil Bennett
October 10, 2012 at 6:46 am

Mike and Kay are our neighbors at Grand Isle Marinaand have been for a lot of years. He was a great guy and fun to be with. They enjoyed our granddaughters and listened to their stories as they grew up. He was really missed this summer but the boat was there and we kept it clean for him. He loved a clean boat! Our prayers are with Kay and the family and know that he is at peace now.

Natalie Clinkscales
October 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

Dear Kay,
My thoughts and prayers have been with you and Mike all these months. I’m so sorry.

Randy & Tammy Aleshire
October 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Dear Kay,
Our hearts go out to you and please know that we are here if you
need anything. We are so sorry and we’ll keep you in our prayers.

Mary Akers
October 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Kay I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you…Mary

Dick Steele
October 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My sympathy to you and your family.
You are in my prayers!

God bless

Jim St. Louis
October 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Kay: I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this time. You and Mike are in my prayers.

Ray and Kathy Wright
October 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Kay, we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We will say
prayers for your comfort and healing of your loss.

Jeff Werner
October 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

Kay, I was so sorry to hear of your husbands death. My prayers go out to you and your family.

JoAnn Ryskamp DiLoreto
October 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Kay, I am so sorry about your husband’s passing. I am a high school friend of Judy’s and she let me know. I am thinking of you and hope you will see happiness in the future. Take time for yourself.

Pat Bradley Moretti
October 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

Judy shared the news of Mike’s passing and my thoughts are with you and all your family.

May the happy memories you shared help you through this painful time.

Joe Brown
October 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

Kay – I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that your “police” family will be here for you.

Lisa Souders & Jim McLarty
October 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

Kay, thank you for the email. We are so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories with you guys from Grand Isle. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Mari Taylor "Moore"
October 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Kim Souders
October 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

Kay – My thoughts and prayers are with you,if ever you need anything please let me know. I always loved you two,I will miss Mike.

October 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm


We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of your police family. If there is anything we can do to help, we’ll be there in a heartbeat!

Heidi & Michelle

Michelle Tingguo Yang
October 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

when I heard Mike’s passing, my heart just broken. I am an international student of MSU five years ago. When I was an intern in the Township office, I was so lucky to met Kay there and have been invited to spent an weekend with Mike and Kay in Grand Haven. They gave me the most great memories in that end of summer.We had a great time in the Splash and have BBQ with other friends there. They let me felt like back home, so warm so happy. Mike is not only a dear friend of me but a family number in my heart. So deeply saddened to say goodbye to him. I will cherish his memory forever. I know Kay’s sorrows are very great at this time, and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay.


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