Age 70, was born July 21, 1950, in Lansing, MI, to Richard and Edith Northrup, and passed away March 19, 2021. He is fondly remembered by his family. MooGoo was a beloved nickname his siblings forced upon him early on. It proved to be just one of the many reasons his family adored him.
His laughter whether with you or at you, always brought his feisty spirit alive. His love for baseball and all things Tigers endured many of seasons. He genuinely enjoyed coaching Little League. Whether he was calling to tell you the latest score, or was craving pumpkin pie, he always checked in with his family.
The youngest brother out of six siblings, he admired and remained extremely close with his older brother Guil who preceded him in death this past January. His heart longed for his brother and we celebrate the reunion of such brotherly love, today.
MooGoo was never shy to remind you of a flopped dinner dish, request specific treats be brought to him, or ask if you are working on losing that “holiday weight?” Yet somehow, he could deliver such transgression with a mountain of laughter and charisma. Most likely the only man a woman would allow such spirit.
He will be missed everyday by his brothers, Preston (Debi) Bown, Ron (Michelle) Bown, his sister Katie (John) Dykstra, and a slew of nieces and nephews.
No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.