Michael L. Bigelow, 66, passed away August 8, 2011 in Grand Ledge, MI. Born on March 28, 1945 to Myron (deceased) and Rita Bigelow in Flint, MI.
Mike graduated from Flushing High School and went on to complete his BS degree in Animal Husbandry from Michigan State University. He began his career in livestock at Oscar Mayer in WI and then returned to MI to work for Michigan Livestock Exchange (MLE). He retired from MLE with 28 years of service and continued his career at Parks Livestock in IL for the past 11 years. His exceptional character filled with hard work, dedication, integrity, and humor was evident to all who had the privilege of working with him and as a result he impacted many lives as a mentor and friend.
He was a devoted husband for 37 years to his wife Norma, a dedicated father to Tracy Middaugh (Mike Tewksbury), William Grindey (Kristie), and Cori Downey (Adam), and a loving grandfather to 7 grandchildren (Morgan, Brandon, Alexandria, Sabrina, Haley, Nicholas, and Tyler). He is also survived by his sisters Kathleen Tarrant and Terry Bigelow, brother Richard Bigelow (Cheryl), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a devoted Spartan fan, an avid reader, and also enjoyed photography. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.