Michael A. Eyrich, 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Born on January 26, 1950 in Bourbon, Indiana he was the son of Milton and Shirley Ann (Ferris) Eyrich.
He attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1968. In 1992 Michael and Mishelle were married in Plymouth and they would share 31 years of marriage together. Known for the work that he could do with his hands, Michael worked construction for most of his life. Everything from decks, fences, concrete and steel buildings, there isn’t anything he couldn’t do with his hands.
Michael was a free spirit, simple man, also someone who was well put together, that could be a little outspoken at times. However, he had a soft spot for those who knew him well and was known as a fuzzy bear on the inside. He was a creative man that had a vision to see a masterpiece before it was created or built. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his Harley’s. Michael had a love for sport’s as well, from playing and coaching fastpitch softball to watching basketball, football and Nascar.
He belonged to Abate, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 741 and to the Plymouth American Legion Post #27.
He is survived by his father Milton of Plymouth; wife Mishelle of Plymouth; children: Monica (Brad) Parkhurst of Plymouth; Michael Chad Thomas (Rachael) Eyrich of Ft. Wayne; Mark Allen Neal Eyrich of Georgia; sister Susan (Tom) Breeden of Plymouth; grandchildren: Thomas Evan (Emily) Parkhurst, Alex Parkhurst, Celia Eyrich, Gianna Eyrich, Oliver Eyrich and Urban Eyrich.
Michael is preceded in death by his mother Shirley Ann.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 5-7 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to ProMedica Hospice, 230 W Catalpa Dr. D. Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to Paws for Humanity, 14671 Three Oaks Rd. Three Oaks, MI 49128.
Shirley Gidley says
Monica and all sorry to learn about the passing of your Dad. He was a memorable individual that one will always remember for so many things
I am so sorry for your loss.
Mark & Anita Wojda says
So sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Rhonda Gibson says
To Monica, and Mike’s family,My condolences to you and your family. I hold many fond memories of times spent with Much time spend with you during our younger years, and your Dad always made me feel as though I was a part of your family. My sincerest sympathies to all of his loved ones.
Rhonda Gibson (Round 1)
Sue Keck Wagoner says
Sincere condolences and prayers for the family.
Larry and Sue Chase says
Sue and Tom, Monica and Brad, Larry and I are sad to read of Mike’s passing. We did not know Mike as well as you, but am sure he was a great Brother and Dad. May he RIP now.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
We want you to know, we are thinking of all of you. We send you our sincere thoughts and our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Kae Forsythe says
Shelly,I’m so sorry for your loss. Extra sad as I am unable to be there with a big hug. Just know you and your family are being thought of. Prayers and love to you all. Kae and Steve
Debbie Rubesha says
Susie, was surprised to see this obituary. Had not seen your brother in quite a while. Sorry for your loss.
Fred Webster says
played softball with Mike on the Precision Pallets Softball team many years ago…he was very competitive and a great team mate
Cindy Barth says
Milton and Susie,
We are so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Most certainly he fought hard and now he is rejoicing upon seeing Shirley Ann, Richard and Jean. They are reunited….that should bring you peace. May God grant you and all of his family comfort during your time of sorrow. On a clear night we will pick a star in Mike’s memory. Prayers and love to all.
John & Cindy Barth and family