Will miss you here regardless will see you again. You are a great person, a friend with a heart of gold.
Meeting Mike for the first time was a positive experience, his personal warmth was always the first thing I felt and will remember when I think of him. My experience with THP in Louisville and then Richmond was the beginning of a friendship that ended to soon.
Bless you and be with the grace of God, Chris Fajardo (Louisville Kentucky)
My memory of Mike is as a college student in the late 70's. I was in awe of his being able to party hard, smoke a cigarette and then run 10 miles at the crack of dawn! My heartfelt sympathy to the entire Christin family.
Louise (Ranno) Thompson
You left a legacy of kindness and hope for many people. I will miss you my brother.
The flaming liberals will continue in your memory - we will miss your insight. RIP, my friend
Another angel gets his wings! RIP, Mike. You have touched the lives of many and will truly be missed.
I was devastated to learn of Mike's death in this morning's South Bend Tribune. It doesn't seem possible that a person so loving, so alive, so vital, could be lost to the world. The Christin family has been special in my life and in the lives of my girls. Dot, Mike's mother, was my closest friend. At one time, we got the notion that we would like to have Mike take us sky diving. He was very enthusiastic and encouraging about the prospect. Unfortunately, we lost our nerve and never carried the idea through. But I think it shows where Mike's derring-do might have come from. He had a great zest for adventure.
My heart goes out to all of his grieving family. There will be many tears shed for Mike, a truly unique and admirable human being. He left us way too soon. My love and sympathy to all of you. Cathy Duncan
My condolences to the family. During your time of great sorrow may you find peace and comfort in this sure promise found at John 6:40 and may God comfort you during your time of grief.
What a loss to the Family and the world. Mike was a great friend and inspiring example of living the good life. I cant believe Bob's memorial was the last time I will ever see him in this world. My heart aches for you all, and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this and all times. I will miss Mike greatly. love from Cyd Duncan Schwertz
One of our very first friends when we moved from Northern Virginia...so welcoming and so sincere..a person you trust immediately. He reminds us that life is so short and to live each day to the fullest. His words will last for a long, long time if we remember to pass them on. You were loved and will be missed, Mike. June and Jim
RIP frogman, 'bone bud/s 89, udt12
My friend, my BUD/s swim buddie and roommate... Mike, I miss you. Solid man, cool under pressure, head screwed on straight... Just a few traits that come to mind. Without Mike's help this skinny kid from Michigan would have never made it through SEAL training. Gone but not forgotten... Peace.
Mike was always a great cousin to talk with. I saw him last when he visited Columbus with his father. He will be truly missed. God bless his family. I know my dad was right there to greet him in heaven along with his parents.
What a great loss. I will miss Mike as he was always my go to person. One of the most giving people I know. I will cherish are friendship forever. Many prayers to the family and all that were blessed to have known Mike. Rachel Miller
I remember my cousin Mike asking to hold my 3 mos old son Joseph at the Illinois family reunion in 2008 and telling me how fast life goes and how quickly children grow up. He had many kind words for us. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with Teresa and Michael Jr.
To the Christins,
I am so sorry about the passing of Mike. I remember looking up to him as a kid in Green Bay. I know how tight the Christins are and what an asset it is to have each other during these tough times. Please realize you have many people thinking of you.
I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I used to skydive with Mike. He always greeted me with a warm smile and always treated me as an old friend at the drop zone. I have video and photo's of myself that Mike took of me at the drop zone and he never charged me a penny. Great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike's family.
Sincerely; Dave Wigley