He was surrounded by his family and cared for by the loving and thoughtful staff at the Hospice House of Spokane.
The Hospice House staff and volunteers took such wonderful care of Michael, and his family, we sincerely thank them.
Michael is survived by his three children: Desira (Kurt) Johnson, Curtis Putnam and Katrina (Rick) Brown; his eight grandchildren: Matt (Amanda) Johnson, Brett (Kayla) Johnson, Shayla Klepper, Derek Johnson, Chad Putnam, Sadie Brown, Sonya Curtis and Marissa Brown; three great-grandchildren: Dakoda, Zachary and Emma.
Michael is also survived by his three siblings: Gale (Ellen) Putnam, Kipp Putnam and Pat Sturgell.
Michael maintained a good relationship throughout the years with his ex wife Anita Langley, who was also vigilantly by his side during his illness.
Michael graduated with honors from Riverside High School in 1961.
He grew up on a family farm in the Chattroy area.
Michael had a passion for his Lord and read the Bible over a dozen times in his life.
Throughout the years he enjoyed praise and worship, men’s retreats and ministering to those in need.
Michael had a magnetic personality and many friends.
They enjoyed his quick and witty sense of humor.
This also helped him to be a top salesman in his working years.
He also enjoyed bowling and dancing and then in his later years looked forward to the next family gathering with great anticipation.
A Celebration of Michaels Life will be held at Hillyard Baptist Church, 2121 E. Wabash, at 3:30pm, Sun.
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