Michael Bryan Winchester, age 27, of Rockford, MI, formerly of Gladstone, MI died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Michael was born in Escanaba, MI on October 19, 1979 to Gary and Kathy (Pinar) Winchester of Gladstone. Michael graduated from Gladstone High School in 1998 and Lake Superior State in 2002 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He played hockey for 11 years and his last 4 years for the Escanaba Hockey team. He was employed at East Grand Rapids Public Safety since July 2002 and received many awards. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved the outdoors. He was a kind and loving person to his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He has touched our lives in many positive ways and we are all better for having known and loved him.
Including his parents, Michael is survived by:
His sister: Michelle (Scott) Freel of Gladstone, MI
His grandparents: Nicholas Pinar of Wells, MI and Earl and Mary Winchester of Gladstone, MI.
His girlfriend: Heidi Blodgett of Holly, MI
And of course his best furry friend, Mazzie.
Mike has many Aunts, Uncles and cousins and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Mary Pinar, great grandmother Elodie DeCook and uncle Harold Winchester.