Michael William Beal


Michael “Mike” William Beal of Grand Blanc passed away on April 10, 2024, aged 75.  He was born January 1, 1949, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Oza (Brown) Beal.  Mike spent most of his life living in and around Flint, MI.

Mike was a proud and loving son, brother, father and grandfather. Mike was the eldest of four boys and enjoyed his role as the “leader of the pack” – whether it was building a tree house or finding mischief to get into, Mike showed them the way!  Mike traveled often to Colorado to visit Adam and was always up for an adventure, whether it was enjoying the rapids of the Colorado River or searching out the best margarita in the Roaring Fork Valley!  More recently, Mike would participate in the lives of his grandchildren – watching them play hockey brought him great joy.  Courtney was the apple of her father’s eye.  Spending time talking, watching sports, and celebrating holidays was what meant the most to Mike.  Mike and Courtney share a great smile, contagious laugh, sense of humor, and a love of Red Wings Hockey!

Mike had a big personality and a big heart.  He was a die-hard Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and U of M Football fan.  Mike had little need for material pleasures and instead placed great value on supporting Flint-area charities that served underprivileged children and mothers.

Mike was a lifelong commercial architect and construction project manager.  Most recently, he enjoyed his role as President of the Timber Ridge Condominium Association. Mike was a hard worker that put his heart into everything.  One of his proudest professional accomplishments was the design and construction management of a beautiful building at 111 S. Leroy St. in downtown Fenton.

Surviving Mike are his son Adam Beal (Stephanie Jensen), daughter Courtney Beal, grandson Linden Beal, granddaughter Arlyn Beal, brother C. Patrick Beal, brother Dan Beal (Gail Beal), and sister Diana Reynolds (Paul).

Mike was preceded in death by his father Charles Beal, mother Oza Beal, and brother Arlyn (“Arlie”) Beal.

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mike’s friend Dennis Eva for his unwavering support in Mike’s greatest times of need – we don’t know what we would have done without you.  And to Rosie Ferguson and Shannon Townsend – from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your kindness, friendship and countless meals over the years.

In accordance with Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Mike’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.  Please join us for a celebration of his life on Sunday, May 26, 2024 from 10am – 12pm at Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, to be followed by a casual get-together from 12:30 – 4pm in his neighborhood at 9519 Timber Ridge Dr., Grand Blanc.

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  1. Greg Dent on April 17, 2024 at 5:18 pm

    Didn’t know Mike well, but as a recent addition to Timber Ridge Village in 2021, I found myself eventually joining the Board of Directors there of which Mike was President. My impressions of Mike were all good. He was determined, steadfast, and diligent in performing his duties as President of the Board of Directors. He will be greatly missed.



  2. Tricia Rawlins on April 18, 2024 at 7:26 am

    As a member of Timber Ridge Village, I am very appreciative of Mike’s dedication and commitment to our community. He was very passionate and devoted to making sure everything was taken care of and done correctly. My business office also happens to occupy the majority of the 2nd floor of that beautiful building Mike designed at 111 S. Leroy in Fenton! My prayers and condolences to his family.



  3. Dianne and David Hanoute on April 28, 2024 at 9:26 am

    Mike’s laughter and great outlook on life, will be greatly missed. I have never known anyone who had so much bad happen, health related, be so positive! Mike worked for CHMP and was an also a friend to my husband David Hanoute for a long time. Rest in peace Mike, hope to see you again, on the other side



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