Mike Rumsey, 80

Norman “Mike” D. Rumsey, 80, of Howe, Indiana formerly of Bronson, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson with Pastor Tim Rowland officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
Mike was born April 16, 1938 to Verl C. and Lea Mae (Burritt) Rumsey in Bronson. He enlisted in the United States Army on April 6, 1956 and was honorably discharged on February 6, 1958 as a Specialist Third Class. Mike had worked at Douglas Auto Tech in Bronson as a furnace operator and then as a forklift driver for over 40 years retiring in 2000.
He enjoyed trapping with his Dad, fishing, loved cutting wood, gardening, mowing grass, playing Racko and always helping others. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mike is survived by his children; Leah Rumsey of Battle Creek, Christina Montgomery of Coldwater, Peggy (Gene) Bartolomea of Ohio, Tony Rumsey of Grand Rapids, Angelique (Don) Scheich of Dundee, Gina Martin of Coldwater, Michael (Gina) Rumsey of Wagener, S. Carolina, Paul (Catrina) Rumsey of Bronson, Dawn Gonser of Colon, Regina (James) Sites of Sturgis and Robert (Amy) Gonser of Mendon, his special friend; Rosie Wilbur of Coldwater, his 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; his brothers, Clifford (Donna) Rumsey of Bronson, Verl (Connie) Rumsey of Bronson, Ronald (Jeanne) Rumsey of Bronson and Carlon (Leota) Rumsey of Bronson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Ida Mae Lampman and Sharon Martinez and one brother; Vernon D. Rumsey.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Branch Area Food Pantry in Bronson.

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