Mr. Michael George Shears, age 54, of Hart and formerly of Grand Haven, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. He was born May 22, 1958, in Grand Haven to Donald and Jacqueline (Warner) Shears. Mike owned his own painting business. Painting was his passion and he retired in 1999. He was a compassionate and loving man. He was challenged with a difficult disease and faced it head on with a positive attitude. He was a very spiritual man and always found a church family wherever he lived. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grand Haven and attended First Baptist Church of Hart. He was surrounded with a large family and always enjoyed the children best. He loved the outdoors and fishing was his favorite pastime.
Michael is survived by one son, Lucas Shears of Grand Haven; his father, Donald (Glo) Shears of Grand Haven; three sisters, Mary (Ike) Hoekwater of Hart, Julie Shears of Grand Haven, and Angela Langston of Grand Haven; three brothers, Steven (Deb) Shears of Florida, Dan (Peggy) Shears of Alden, Michigan, and Pat Shears of Wayland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1995 and his sister, Anna Widing, in 1996.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family requests that any memorials be directed to National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752.