We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Memorial Alternatives
Michael (Mike) Goodmiller age 64 of Ionia Michigan passed away on June 8, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ellen Goodmiller, brother in-law Charles Listerman and several aunts and uncles. Michael is survived by his sisters Terri Listerman, and Ellen (Ronald) Bowling. He is also survived by his nieces Amanda (Wayne) Willaman, Erin (Jeff) Melnick, and his nephew Logan (Sarah) Bowling along with great nieces and nephew Macy, Natalie Willaman and Jaxon, Elise Melnick.
Mike graduated from Ionia High School in 1976 and took other vocational training over the course of his life. He later worked in the family business specializing in sales/retail, parts and service at Giants Enterprises in Ionia, Michigan. Prior to retiring Mike finished his career at Grand Pointe Marina in Lansing, Michigan.
Mike enjoyed traveling and took many trips over the years. He enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends in Michigan and Canada and he enjoyed traveling to many family reunions with relatives from Oklahoma, Tennessee and Kansas. Mike also greatly enjoyed a May 2022 sibling trip to Massachusetts that included visiting historical family homes, seeing the witches of Salem, visiting the beautiful coastline and beaches, shopping in antique shops and flea markets, eating fresh seafood, watching Harry Potter movies in the hotel, flying first class, and being driven around by his sisters.
Over the years Mike enjoyed a variety of hobbies and interests. He liked collecting Gulf Oil memorabilia, attending Classic Car shows and events, and driving, tinkering with and showing his 1959 Thunderbird. Mike was also active in his community helping with the Boy Scouts and participating with Jaycees activities and projects. After Mike retired, he enjoyed spending time in his yard, mowing and doing yard projects as well as building model trucks and cars, taking drives, and going to the movies.
Mike was a family man and a true friend to others. He loved to spend time with extended family at family reunions. He enjoyed many holiday celebrations with family especially with his great nieces and nephew. Mike also truly looked forward to visits and phone conversations with his special friends Colleen, Marilyn, and Paul. Mike will be forever remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends.
A gathering to celebrate Mike’s life will take place on Sunday June 26, 2022 from 12pm - 3pm at Just Like Home, located at 330 Fourth street Ionia, Michigan 48846. A private burial with family is planned following the celebration.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Mike Goodmiller.