Michael J. Pins (1950 - 2014)

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CEDAR RAPIDS – Michael J. Pins, 63, of Cedar Rapids, was discovered deceased from natural causes in his home on Friday, Feb. 7. Friends may visit with the family during a "Time of Remembrance" on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Survivors include his son Jason of Fairview Heights, Ill,; brothers Gerald (Socorro) Pins of Henderson, Nev. and Ronald (LuAnn) Pins of Independence; sister Julie Creech of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews Brandon Elderkin, James Watters, Alexa Boulet, Brianne Pins, Brandon Pins, Billie Jo Pins, and Jaci Pins; and former spouse Jeannie Pins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Merlin Pins and Gladys Johnson, step father Marvin Johnson, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Michael Jon was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Independence, the son of Merlin J. and Gladys Johnson (Kortenkamp) Pins. He graduated from St. John's High School in Independence and then attended Kirkwood for two years. He married Jeannette Jost on March 20, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, They were later divorced. Michael worked at Rockwell Collins as a lab tech for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Michael enjoyed rock and roll music and loved playing his guitar.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.
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Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Cedar Rapids
3100 F Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 396-2616
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 13 to Mar. 8, 2014