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Michael Harper

December 3, 1958 — November 28, 2016

Michael Harper

Michael Lee Harper, 57, of Stevensville, formerly of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church, 510 Main Street, St. Joseph with Reverend Joan Oleson officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday from 5 - 7 PM at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to the church.

Michael was born December 3, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Frederick Lee and Virginia Elizabeth (Hudson) Harper. On August 22, 2015 he married Kristen Marie Granger. Michael was a United States Navy veteran. He worked at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant for 24 years and then became the Planning Supervisor at Palisades Nuclear Plant in Covert. Michael was a hard worker who loved spending time with family and hosting parties. He was an avid sports fan and coach, and above all loved cheering for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include his wife: Kristen; children: Linda (Jorge) Zuniga of Coloma, Gregory (Elizabeth) Harper of Stevensville; step-daughters: Jenna and Brooke Henderson; grandchildren: Esperanza, Jorge, Alexandra, Bradyn, Scarlett, Victoria, and Roman; brother: Thomas (Cindy) Harper of Missouri; sister: Donna Litty of Missouri.

Michael was also preceded in death by siblings: Linda Harper and Christopher Harper.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel

Funeral Service

Thursday December 1, 2016 , 10:00 AM at Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church

Final Resting Place

Thursday December 1, 2016 at Hickory Bluff Cemetery

1-888-579-7953 Code: 74680P

Facts Born: December 3, 1958
Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
Death: November 28, 2016
Place of Death: Stevensville, MI

Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to:
Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church, 510 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

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