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Michael Alan Tenney "Mike"


Age 61 passed away Friday May 2, 2014. He was born May 25, 1952 in Lansing the son of Charles Tenney and Joy (Shuster) Wood. His father precedes him in death as well as his beloved grandfather, Smith Shuster. Mike owned and operated his family business, Tenney Construction. He began working in the family business out of high school and ended up owning and operating it for over 20 years. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and relaxing on the pontoon at Crystal Lake. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who adored his grandchildren. Mike was known to have a great sense of humor and loved to tease people and make them laugh. He was also very strong willed and possessed a strong work ethic. 

Mike is survived by his mother, Joy, grandmother, Ida Shuster, his loving wife of 26 years, Wendy, his children: Jamie (Kevin) Sanders, Elizabeth Tenney, Matthew Tenney, Sarah Taylor, Erica (Chuck) Burnham, Alan Tenney, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his cat, Bernie.

Mike's family will celebrate his life on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at The Tenney Garage, 628 Renker Rd., Lansing, MI 48917. Memorial contributions in honor of Mike may be made to the . To leave messages of condolence for the family, please visit

Published in Lansing State Journal on May 7, 2014
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