Michael T. Harris

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Michael T. Harris Okemos Michael T. Harris, 63, died suddenly May 30, 2010, while vacationing in Charlevoix. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Rd., Lansing, Pastor Royce Allen officiating. Michael was born August 25, 1946, in Jackson to Bruce C. and Jeanne T. (Taylor) Harris. He earned a Bachelor's degree from McPherson College in McPherson, Kan., and a J.D. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He practiced law in Kansas and was a Kansas state senator. He was executive director of the Michigan Family Forum and currently an administrative law judge (Magistrate) for the State of Michigan. He was a member of Trinity Church in Lansing and the Bar Associations in the states of Michigan and Kansas; participant in transformation athletics; and an evangelical speaker. Michael was married to Ruth M. King in Wichita, Kan. in 1975 and she survives him. He is also survived by his children, Christopher Noun of Fla., Stephanie Noun (Nick) Harder of Grinnell, Iowa, Eric (Danielle) Harris of Woodland Park, Colo.; grandchildren, Bray, Cayler, Corder, and Foster Harder; mother, Jeanne T. Price of McPherson, Kan.; sisters, Judy (Bill) Carey and Lisa (Patrick) Faust all of Charlevoix; nieces and nephews, Keith (Heather) Carey, Camden and Taryn; Desirea and Ericka Faust. Michael's father, Bruce; stepfather, Dr. Vaughan C. Price and sisters Bonnie Harris and Dawn Price preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, the H.I.S. Ministry in Flint, or to Trinity Church Missions, 3355 Dunckel Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. The Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix is assisting the family. (231) 547-2881 or (888) 223-4256.

Published in Lansing State Journal from June 5 to June 6, 2010
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