Michael Robert Schantz, age 64 of Hastings, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at home with his family.


Mike was born on September 15, 1951 in Hastings, Michigan the son of Karl and Colleen (Jones) Schantz. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1970. Mike married Sally Winebrenner on September 29, 1973. He worked on a farm for one year and worked for Bradford White in Middleville for 43 years until his retirement.

Mike was a member of the Freeport Baptist Church and enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping and sports.


He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Walter Winebrenner and sister-in-law, Kathleen (Girrbach) Schantz.


Mike is survived by his wife Sarah (Sally) Schantz of Hastings, daughter, Shellie (Kevin) Hubert of Chassell, MI, sons, Aaron (Alison Fouts) Schantz of Zeeland, MI, Todd (Tiffany Cappon) Schantz of Hastings, grandchildren: Orin and Kyle Hubert, Phoebe, Jonathan and Sophia Schantz, parents, Karl and Colleen Schantz, sister, Cheryl (Ron) Larabee and brother, Stanley (Jackie) Schantz, all of Hastings as well as many nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions may be made to Freeport Baptist Church 380 County Line Rd (108th St), Freeport, MI 49325 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5783.


A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. A Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Girrbach Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Perrine will officiate the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the Freeport Community Center, 200 State St., Freeport, MI.


A private family interment will take place at Dowling Cemetery.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family. 









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