Michael William Dwyer

Lansing, Michigan.

Born November 4, 1952 in Jackson, Michigan, to the late John and Joy Dwyer passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at age 65.

Michael was raised at the boys’ home in Jackson, Michigan, and graduated from Jackson Northwest High School.  He was then taken in as a foster child, in Ann Arbor, of the late Rosemary Jacob, whom he considered his mother.  Mike was a longtime bartender at Post #7309, V.F.W. in Mason and was also a former construction worker.  He was an avid coin collector, NASCAR collector, MSU fan, and enjoyed gardening and landscaping as well as sitting on his porch.  However, first and foremost was his family, especially his two grandsons!

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Connie Dwyer; daughter, Nichole Olson; grandsons, Eric A Brooks, Jr. and Raymond C. Olson, II; sister, Dawn Dwyer; sisters-in-law, Eileen Hunter, Doreen Dwyer, Carol Kempf, and Linda (Mike) Bartlett; brothers-in-law, Randy (Elly) Kempf and Mike Kempf along with many nieces, nephews and special friends including Jose and Ron.  Michael was preceded in death by his twin brother, Patrick Dwyer; brothers, John and James Dwyer; sister-in-law, Nancy Schlosser along with mother and father-in-law, Evelyn and Richard Kempf.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Pastor Wes Emerson Officiating.

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).  GO MSU!

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June 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm

Such a great person, gone too soon

Mavis Edwards
June 21, 2018 at 8:26 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss Connie. Prayers for you and all who loved and will miss him. May God grant you all peace and comfort.

Bill Hall
June 21, 2018 at 9:06 pm

I’m sorry for the loss of your husband. Please accept my condolences.

Mara Mathews
June 22, 2018 at 9:59 pm

I was so beyond shocked to hear this devastating news. He was such a kind hearted man that would do ANYTHING for ANYONE! I got the pleasure of growing up in the same neighborhood as Mike and Connie for many years, and still continue to stay in contact. Prayers for Connie, Nikki, and all the family!

Carol Conklin
June 23, 2018 at 8:05 am

Sorry for the loss of a very fine man and good friend of mine. We have lost touch over the years, but he has never been forgotten. Rest in Peace my Friend. As always, Carol.

June 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

I have know Mike and Connie Dwyer for many years, I worked at AT&T with Connie in the assignment Department. Mike was always active with us on many different things we did.
He was always a great teaser and always knew just how to get a crowd going.
Everyone always had great fun with Mike and he had a great sense of Humor. I always look forward to seeing him and wondered what he would think of next. Our quarterly lunches at
DeLuca’s Restaurant always seemed to be a lot of fun for all of us and we always looked forward to the next one. I will miss him a lot but I know his spirit will live on within all of us forever.

paula panetta
August 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Michael was just one of those people you couldn’t help but love. Although he was a grown man when I met him through Connie, there was always this kind of little boy, mischievous, part of him one could not dismiss or resist. He had stories, jokes, all kind of nuances to keep you interested what he was saying. You could tell he was a good person. Sometimes I thought perhaps he wasn’t given the attention he needed as a kid. Years later, when I found out about his childhood I realized what a really, really great person he was and for all he and his siblings had conquered growing up, how special they were. Mike forgave all he needed to receive his everlasting life and will be waiting for the love of his life Connie and all his family as they are called.

Dennis VanCleve
September 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

Mike was a joy to talk to as he walked by my home. Always joking and laughing about something. We both had one particular thing in common and that was our birthdays. I was born 1 day earlier (Nov.3, 1952) than Mike and he called me a old man! For years we teased each other about getting old.
I noticed that his walks had stopped and this concerned me. So I walked to his house and talked to Connie, then she explained what happened.
Mike has been and will be missed in our community. May our loving God reach down and touch the lives who are hurting and in pain and comfort them.

Bob and Linda Tucker and Shelby
September 28, 2018 at 10:58 am

Michael, Michael…this is slum lord writing a note to say you are missed by all! Your smile, your sense of humor, and most importantly your sense of community…always willing to provide a helping hand.

Snoop Dog 2 or perhaps 1, you are loved and missed by all!

God Bless


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