Michael (Mike) Benton
1951 - 2020
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Benton, Michael (Mike) 4/17/1951 - 6/16/2020 Orlando Florida Mike was 69 when he passed at home in Orlando after a short battle of brain cancer. Mike was born in Muskegon in 1951 to Richard and Marilyn Benton. He attended Angell School and Steele graduating from Mona Shores in 1970 and Grand Valley State University in 1974. He was a Receiving Manager and Merchandiser for Denim World and later with Stein Mart in Orlando. He is survived by Henry Pyssler, his husband of 42 years. Brothers Greg of Holland, Steve of Champaign Ill, Rich (Kathi) of North Muskegon, Sisters Lynn (Ken) McQueen of Montague and Pat of Norton Shores. Nephews Joseph McQueen and Alex Benton, nieces Erin Lilliefors and Kelsea Bush and great grand nieces Jaidyn McQueen and Charlotte Dickerson. A memorial service will be held in Orlando at a later date. In Lieu of flowers or cards the family is asking you to make a donation to your local cancer organization.

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Published in Muskegon Chronicle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 16, 2020
Mike was a special guy and loved him and his family. Sending love and prayers to the family
Denise Dion-DeDinas
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August 11, 2020
I believe I worked with Michael in the Marking Room at the Norton Meijer. We both went to GVSU and talked often. Great Guy! RIP Michael.
Gayle Patterson
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August 9, 2020
I was lucky enough to have met Mike in the mid 70's. I recall him as kind, thoughtful, very wise and he had a dry sense of humor. My condolences to his husband and family.
Dan Sutherland
August 5, 2020
spent many good times with Mike back in the day....always a gentle soul...
norm cunningham
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August 4, 2020
Rest In Peace Mike.
Deanna Berkel DeWitt
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August 4, 2020
Roger Stoel
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August 3, 2020
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