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Michael Lewis Rawson, age 65, passed away on August 10, 2018.

The son of Lee & Eleanor (Hawkins) Rawson, he was born on January 25, 1953 in Lansing.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Michael’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Steve Bare on August 17, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I will miss Mike. Meeting him when he first started working with NRCS, we quickly became good friends and yes he was a Keebler Elf (retired from there). Rather than fade into retirement Mike went back to college then began working with NRCS. He loved field work, meeting with landowners and helping others. He had a great perspective on life and I’m happy to have known and worked with him.

  2. Gregory Thoen on August 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Mike and I would meet every two weeks at a favorite Mexican Restaurant in Hastings, MI. He was well read and intelligent, and was willing to share ideas. Once in a while I would stray a little too far afield and he would quickly bring me back down to earth with a not so gentle rebuke. I will always remember Mike as possessing a gentle heart and a magnanimous spirit. Godspeed, Mikey.

    My heartfelt condolences to his many family and friends.

  3. Carla Gregory on August 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I hired him into the NRCS family many years ago. I will never forget how he thanked me for giving him a chance as an older man in a new career. I valued his maturity and enthusiasm to start a new career! He was a GREAT employee. Although I have not seen him for years, I know he will be missed greatly by his family and friends. What a loss that he is gone.

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