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Michael Gerald Seeley, age 62, of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital after a sudden illness.  The son  James & Sheila (Gallagher) Seeley, he was born on April 11, 1953 in Holywood, Northern Ireland and was a veteran of the United Kingdom Armed Forces. 

On Aug. 15, 1975, in Belfast, he married the former Yolanda Fusco.  Together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage and raised two children, while Michael worked as an engineer at Steelcase and Knoll (where he was currently employed). 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Patrick Seeley.  Surviving are his wife, Yolanda Seeley; a son, Mick (Aimee) Seeley;  a daughter, Jennifer Seeley, all of Grand Rapids;  a brother and three sisters, Paul (Pat) Seeley, Mary (Maurice) Humphries, Nuala (Trevor) Patterson, and Carmel (Alistair) Leitch, all of Northern Ireland;  his in-law’s from the Fusco family;  and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E. at 36th St. (one block west of Eastern Ave.) and from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Contributions in memory of Michael may be directed to the Killgoar Foundation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. 

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  1. Linda Brock on January 15, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Mick and family, I am so sorry to hear. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kevin & Mindy Giacoletti on January 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Mick and Aimee:

    So sorry to learn about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Daniel Lenar on January 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    To the Seeley family,
    Mike was valued and caring individual who positively impacted all who contacted him. We will all miss Mike at Knoll.
    I want you to know I was a learning student of Mike as he would enrich my mind beyond the daily tasks at work. I would also express his Love and care for Yolanda, Mick and Jennifer.
    Sincerely Daniel Lenar

  4. Nuala Patterson on January 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Mick was my “Big Brother” and one of lifes gentlemen. His family were his life and his departure has broken our hearts.
    Sleep in everlasting peace.

    Much Love,


  5. Michael Gommesen on January 20, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I worked with Mike for the ten years he was here at Knoll. I sincerely appreciated his stories and his humor. My life has been blessed to have known and worked with him. Knoll will never be the same. I assure you of my prayers for his family.

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