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Michael Dean Cortson

August 6, 1951 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 70)


Michael Dean Cortson, 70, of St. Joseph passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 from Covid-19.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences accepted at

Mike was born August 6, 1951, the son of the late Arthur Dean and Shirley Jean (Binger) Cortson in Benton Harbor. He grew up in Baroda. He was a retired lawyer who was also a musician, singer and golfer. Michael published many books including “Winning Thinking” and hosted a local radio show on happiness for several years. He was kind and funny and loved by many, he will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his daughter: Allison Powers; siblings: Kim Lampl, Sue Dubar and Lance Cortson; his loving companion: Maxine Edwards and two grandchildren; Lily and Alden Powers.

Michael was also preceded in death by a  brother Matthew Cortson.

Arrangements entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman. 

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