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Michael Harvey Springer Michael Harvey Springer, 70 years old, was born in Olympia, November 7, 1949, the middle son of William and Molly Springer, from the South Bay area in Olympia. Mike went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 3, 2020, with family nearby. Mike graduated from North Thurston High School in 1968. He graduated from Western Washington State College, in 1972 with a BA in Urban Planning. He returned to Olympia, worked at various jobs and at the Olympia Brewing Company until his retirement, after which he drove school buses. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid outdoorsman. His trips took him as far away as Alaska and Mexico. His home for several years was located on Hicks Lake, Lacey, where he loved to fish from his dock. His walls were adorned with photos and memorabilia of hunting and fishing adventures with several friends over the years. Mike's parents preceded him in death. He leaves behind his golfing brothers Ken (Ruth) of Lacey, Lee (Cheryl) of Redmond, Neal (Debbie) of Yakima and Jay (Cathy) of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. In retirement years, the brothers would get together for a week and golf, reminisce and play cards. Eight nieces and nephews and their descendants, relatives and friends will grow older without Uncle Mike. Smoked salmon, summer sausage, barbecues and funny jokes will be missed. Mike recently acccepted the Lord and a precious humbleness was a joy to watch. We miss you Mike! We love you!

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Published in The Olympian on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
I first met Mike in seventh grade in junior high, we became friends at North Thurston, and remained so until his passing last month.
He was a big man with a big personality, and a heart to match. He is dearly missed and well remembered.
Rest In Peace Mike.
Rick Davis
Friend
July 2, 2020
l have known Mike since the seventh grade when my family moved from Wenatchee to Lacey. We were involved in sports together for six years. After high school we went on our separate ways. Seventeen years ago we reconnected and started playing golf together. We became very close and enjoyed fishing and hunting and lots of golf together! He became one of my very closest friends not only to me but to my wife Gail. When I was gone fishing he would stop by my house and check on Gail two to three times a week. Its hard for me to realize that he Is gone. Mike stopped by my house a week before his passing and talked about a ticking time bomb that he was dealing with. Waiting for his health to get better so he could have surgery. RIP my friend! You are truly missed by sooo many! My deepest condolences go out to his brothers and their family!!
Grant Smith
Friend
July 2, 2020
Well meet again, Mike... greater days await.
Tom Bowman
Friend
July 2, 2020
Mike, when I got the word that you had passed, I was stunned. It was so unexpected; you were way too young. I wept with sadness at losing a classmate all the way from South Bay Grade School until graduation from North Thurston. However, upon reading your obituary, I am now weeping tears of joy after reading you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Now I know I will share another reunion with you as we share eternity together forever. What a day of rejoicing that will be. My love and condolences to the family. May the Lord bless you with a peace that is without compare.
Linda Roloff Smith
Classmate
July 1, 2020
Mike will be missed by so many of us. Whether we saw him rarely in recent years or recently enjoyed time together. Mike had a personality that you never forgot. He always had a smile and was either in good humor or causing good humor. He loved everyone and everyone could not help but love him. So glad to know he s residing now in Gods arms.
Dave Hunter
Classmate
June 29, 2020
you were so much fun to work with at the brewery & golf with, your jokes, your laughter was contagious RIP my friend till we meet again!!!
Debbie McLean
Friend
June 29, 2020
What a great time we had at the brewery. You were the best always had my back! May you rest in peace my friend. Always in my thoughts
Pamela Peterson
Friend
June 29, 2020
REST IN PEACE, MIKE. SAY HI TO JIM ROE FOR ME.........
TOM KELLER
Friend
June 29, 2020
So sad! I played against Mike in baseball since we were in the 4th grade and finally in the 7th grade we were teammates not adversaries. He was a great friend, even better teammate and an overall wonderful person. Sadly for me I did not see him much in the last 20 years or so but I will always remember him. My arm is still sore from our "slug fights"!
Sleep well, Mike
Mike Burdick
Friend
June 29, 2020
Mike was always smiling and joking. We will miss him. My thoughts to his family.

Rick Bartholomew, NTHS '68
Rick Bartholomew
Classmate
June 28, 2020
Mike would show up to my house after his fishing trips "I caught you cook it, I'll be back at 7".
Miss you my dear friend Xoo
Daleen
Friend
June 28, 2020
To the Springer Brothers, Mikes extended family and His many, many friends:
Please accept my condolences.
We all share a great loss with Mikes passing. Our lives will be emptier without that big personality to enjoy and lean on.
Sympathies to the family and us all.

Paul Hays NTHS 68
Paul Hays
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