Michael Posler

Age 70, of Swartz Creek, passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on the Michael’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.

Michael “Mike” Posler was born on October 28, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene and Anne (O’Neill) Posler. He graduated from Salesian Catholic High School (Detroit) in 1970. Mike was a member of the Detroit Police Department for 21 years. He had a passion for the west side of the state where he lived in Newaygo for many years. In Mike’s spare time, he fully enjoyed being outdoors, bird watching, gardening; especially hunting and fishing. You could also find Mike in the kitchen cooking, baking, brewing beer, making candy, watching cooking shows, or maybe even an auto auction. Mike was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and loving son and brother.

Mike is survived by his wife; Carol Posler, his mother; Anne, his son; Ryan (Jen), his five siblings; Christine, Eric, Janet (Charlie), Walter, and Gregory; his three stepsons; Michael (Sharon), John (Amanda), Dan (Danielle), as well as his aunt; Jeanette (Gary) Wilson (Posler). Mike also has many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father; Eugene, his son; Michael L. Posler, and sister; Maureen Dommer.

Thank you to all our family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Mike, you will be greatly missed!

“May the Road rise up to meet you, may the Wind be ever at your back, may the Sun shine warm upon your face, and the Rainfall softly on your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand”

Donations may be given to the American Cancer Society in memory of Michael Posler –
https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html or https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/donate-by-mail-or-phone.html


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  1. William Stokes on January 10, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    You were the best scout car partner a man could ever have. We sure went thru a lot together and always came out on top. You will be missed dearly by me. But I’ll always have our memories. God bless you Mike

  2. Debra Hittle on January 11, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Carol, I’m so sorry for your loss. We never had much opportunity to get to know Mike but I’m sure we could’ve been good friends.

  3. Sheryl Gregory on January 12, 2023 at 12:10 am

    I’m so sorry. My prayers are with the family

  4. Neil Gracer on January 13, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Mike and I were partners down at commercial lot of the he was a fun guy to work with always something happening. And all the happenings turned out always good. I’m sure you will be missed Mike God bless you

  5. Dave & Linda Simonson on January 13, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Dave & I were fortunate to have you & Carol as neighbors for the years you lived here in Newaygo. You will be missed. May you run with deer. Rest in peace.

  6. Steven Lowe on January 14, 2023 at 2:08 am

    Mike was a breath of fresh air to be around and never seen a bad side of him in the 35 years I had a pleasure knowing and being around him. He was more than a brother in law, he was as close as a brother could be to you. We always had stories to tell and always on the same wave length. We never had a dull moment around each other. Mike will always be thought of forever more. Rest in Peace Brother you will always be alive in all our memories.

  7. Robert Bulgarelli on April 10, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Mike and I were in the same Detroit Police Acadamy class, starting on October 29, 1973. Didnt know his birthday was the day before, as mine was on the 25th. We lost contact over the years, but I pray that he is at peace, and in an even better place.

  8. Judy Horner on May 14, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Mike and I were scout car partners for a long time. He was so smart locating stolen vehicles. We had so much fun together, even tossing Pumpkin Seeds at one another. Anything we encountered we came out on top, even taking the Call Box off the light pole at 7 and Lindsay…
    You will be missed my friend, 🥰🥰🥰

  9. Barbara Jaminski on August 2, 2023 at 1:12 am

    Mike, it has been many decades, but I just discovered a few hours ago that you left this world for a new assignment. You were a great scout car partner and a good friend. Our work made us laugh a lot, be sad a little and, I would like to believe, that we actually made a difference out there on the streets of Detroit from time to time. May the Commander of the Celestial Precinct give you your most important assignment yet – to watch over your loved ones and friends, who miss you so dearly. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

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