RUDELICH, ROBERT MICHAEL (MIKE) ROBERT MICHAEL RUDELICH (Mike) died suddenly and peacefully on January 3, 2022. Born in Saint Joseph's Mercy Hospital on May 27, 1960 to Samuel and Josephine Rudelich, Mike was a life-long Ann Arbor resident. He is survived by his two cherished children, Samantha Marie and LCpl Alex Michael Rudelich, five sisters and spouses (Betsy and Chip, Cathy, Margy, Robbie and Lamar, Nicki and Mark), and many nieces and nephews. Raised in a large extended family, Mike valued family and family traditions. He was a proud and loving father, a player of hockey and softball, a soccer and basketball coach to his children, an avid Michigan sports fan, a fisher, a camper, a boater and a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed hosting family parties and frequently attended football and hockey games where he could be the loudest fan in attendance. Michael was a hard-worker who worked as: a child on the Joy Road family farm, a paper boy, a grocery bagger, a student and graduate of Eastern Michigan University, a house painter, an elementary school teacher, an abuse counselor, a talented builder, and a contractor who owned MR Construction. In short, he was often a handy person to have around. At his best Mike was a funny man, who could be alarmingly sensitive and generous in his friendships. While it is impossible to summarize the life of any one person in a word, when asked to do so his closest relatives created a combined snapshot of the memory Mike leaves behind. Their words are: Wit, heart, resilient, loud, approachable, well-intentioned, and adventurous. Michael was loved. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please remember Michael with donations to the Washtenaw Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous or Dawn Farms.
Published by Ann Arbor News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2022.