Obituary: Michael Kiner, 83, of Branch.

June 26, 2022

Michael Kiner

Obituary: Michael Kiner, 83, of Branch.

Michael L. Kiner, 83, of Branch, formerly of Holland, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022. 

Michael was born on July 22, 1938 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Leslie and Ramona (Mieras) Kiner. He married Georgia Ferris-Mathews in Jamaica  on March 7, 1994. Michael retired in 2000 from Ottawa Gage in Holland after 43 years of dedicated service. He received an honor award of appreciation from the Michigan State Police for assisting the crime lab division, where he helped design and fabricate a deactivator for pipe bombs, which is operated by remote control. 

Michael is survived by his wife of 28 years, Georgia Kiner; daughters, Kathy Adams and Lisa Kiner; stepson, Basil (Jennifer) Mathews Jr.; brothers-in-law, Gene (Lunell) Ferris and Clarke (Robyn) Ferris; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Michael) Irey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends, and his dog, Bella. 

Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele (Mickey) Perpich; siblings, Jack (Nick Smith) Kiner and Janice (Bob) Schowalter; and brother-in-law, William “Bill” Ferris Jr. and mother-in-law, Evelyn Ferris.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place with no service scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. 

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