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Michael James Greene

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Michael James Greene Lansing Michael James Greene, 62, of Lansing, died Thursday, September 22. He was born to Robert (deceased) and Marcena Greene, on March 23, 1949, in Saginaw Michigan. Mike graduated from Battle Creek, St. Phillip High School in 1967. He entered the Eighty-third Michigan State Police Recruit School and graduated in December, 1972. He loved his work as a State Trooper and earned a Meritorious Service citation in November, 1973. He retired as a Detective Sergeant in March, 1992. Upon retirement he opened Greene's Garage and enjoyed working on cars and restoring his 1968 Corvette. Mike married Terri Linn Harmon on August 5, 2008 and they shared a love for life, family, friends, gardening, the Tigers, the Lions and their cottage at Higgins Lake. He was a loving father to Cheri Lynn (Mike) Kiplinger, Sean (Phyllis) Greene, and step-father to Ryan Harmon; and a proud grandfather of Mickey and Kyle Kiplinger and Declan Greene. Mike is also survived by his mother, Marcena; sister, Linda (Richard) Fawcett; and nieces, Aimee (Jay) Rioux, Alison (Dan) Gray, Nora (Dave) Hall; and six adoring great nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles, Audrey Ryman, Virginia (James) Lewis, Marcel (Dorothy) Black, Mary Ann (Harry) Greene; and twenty-three first cousins. He never met a stranger and will be remembered by his family and friends for his warm smile, easy laugh and his famous "true story" tales. The family is requesting that donations be made to the Special Olympics, Adult Literacy, or the Susan Komen Foundation. A memorial service will be at the Grand Ledge Opera House on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Sept. 28, 2011
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