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Michael Troutman

Michael Allen Troutman

Sunday, July 15th, 1956 - Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Michael Allen Troutman, 64, passed away at home after his battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on July 15, 1956 in Douglas, MI, the son of Carol Sue (Birkholz) and Bruce H. Troutman. He graduated in 1974 from Saugatuck High School, and in 1977 from Grand Rapids Junior College, with an A.A.S., in Architectural Drafting. He spent the next 40 years in construction related subcontracting and supply businesses.
He was active in community related activities: President of Villa Verde Condo Association, in Buffalo Grove, IL, Chairman of Calhoun County Republicans, Chairman 7th Congressional District Republicans, County Co-Chair of G.W. Bush 2000 for President and many local and state political campaigns. In Battle Creek, Mike served on the Planning Commission, Historic Commission, Neighborhood Planning Council and the Woodland Park and Nature Preserve Committee. He volunteered with Battle Creek/Calhoun County A.R.E.S -R.A.C.E.S- SKYWARN --call sign W8MTX, Battle Creek C.E.R.T., MiSAR, (Michigan Independent Search and Rescue), and was a daily observer for CoCoRahs. He also was a Red Cross volunteer on the disaster assistance (DAT) team and Government OPS team.
Mike enjoyed camping, cast iron cooking and outdoor activities. He liked visiting state parks, national parks and historic sites. He was also an avid "Boatnerd".
He married Julie Schmitt, they divorced in 1999. He later married Sunday L. Troutman (Hency) in 2014.
Mike is survived by his Wife, Sunday; Daughter, Samantha (Anthony) Troutman-Antonelli of Lansing; Brother, Bruce (Karen) of Cypress, CA; Nephew, Nick; and Nieces, Kristen and Lauren. Also, his Rescue Dog family, Anna and Ordell; Uncle, Ralph (Renna) Birkholz; Uncle, Ralph (Shirley) Troutman; Aunt, Ruthanne (George) Benac, and roughly 36 cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Infant Sister, Susan Lorraine Troutman, and his Grandparents.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
If you desire, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross SW Michigan Chapter, Michigan Maritime Museum, or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service.
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Posted at 09:37am
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Daniel D. Downing

Posted at 07:26pm
I have too many memories of good and bad times with my good and close friend Michael. We both loved Republican politics and served and campaigned together countless times. Any day that he showed up at my office or home was a better day, I think, for the both of us. We were the closest of friends, until I was ordered to active duty in 2005 and removed from Battle Creek, not to return again. We stayed in touch, but had not the opportunity to be together, except in spirit. When I look back on what we did together, for our community and out state and nation, I feel better for having been his friend. Whether riding in a car for hours to a political event, or sitting in the Community Access Studio with George Merriam or having his favorite Stoli Martini and discussing the problems of the world, I have him in my heart always. Until we meet again Michael, keep running serpentine and make mine 'Grande."
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The Resseguie family

Posted at 07:55am
Remembering you and "Michael Troutman" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Christy Crouch

Posted at 06:00pm
Mike worked for me at Bronson at Home. He was such an amazing man! We received nothing but compliments about him from our customers . We missed him Greatly when he left. My thought and prayers go out to his family.
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Paul Anderson

Posted at 11:56am
Both Jackie and I are heartbroken in Mike's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers go to you Sunday, Sam and the rest of the family.
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