Michael Lindquist

Obituary of Michael Edward Lindquist

Michael Edward Lindquist, age 67, passed away at home on Thursday August 8, 2019 surrounded by his family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born November 6, 1951, in Hamilton, Ohio, Mike, was the son of Ronald and Naomi Lindquist.  He graduated from Lapeer High School in 1969.  Shortly after high school, he began a 43 year career with DTE Energy as an overhead lineman retiring in 2013.  It was at DTE where he met the love of his life Sandra Vandevelde.  They were married on July 20, 2001 in Livonia, Michigan.

Mike and Sandy lived on Dewey Lake in Brooklyn, Michigan for the past 15 years where they enjoyed many hours on their pontoon boat.  They were members of St. Rita Catholic church where Mike recently made the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  For the past six years, Mike and Sandy enjoyed spending the winter months in Jensen Beach Florida.

For many years, Mike was on a traveling softball team playing up to six nights a week.  The softball was eventually replaced for his love of golf.  He also had a love of cars, trucks, and enjoyed riding Harleys with his wife.

Although Mike loved all Detroit sports teams, nothing compared to his passion for Michigan Wolverines football for which he had season tickets for over 25 years.  Mike's fan loyalty is shown on his truck's license plate which reads "UOFMNUT."  In addition, he was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady.  He also enjoyed NASCAR where he attended races all over the country including a race at MIS this past June.

Mike will best be remembered for his witty sense of humor, but most of all for his big heart.  He was always that guy who was there when you needed him.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife Sandy of 18 years, a brother Donnie (Cheri) Green, a daughter Jessica (Kevin) Lithgow of Garden City, a son Kevin Margrey of Brooklyn, a granddaughter Sydney, his mother-n-law Susan Vandevelde of Monroe, his beloved dog Brooklyn, and countless family members and dear friends including Bill, Jimmy, Pat, Jack, Chris, and Jim.

His passing was preceded by his parents, father-in-law George Vandevelde, aunt Kay Nix and uncle Walt Lindquist.

Friends may gather on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe 2442 North Monroe Street (734)384-5185 with a rosary at 7:00pm. He will lie in-state on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 511 South Monroe Street until a Mass of Resurrection Service at 11:00am with Father Tom Helfrich officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Humane Society, Hospice of Lenawee County, or St. Rita Church, Clark Lake, Michigan.

Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration, share a photo or send a floral arrangement by visiting www.merklefs.com

Please feel free to wear your Michigan or New England Patriots gear for Michaels visitation. 

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