MICHAEL LEE GOERTLER,
64, of Las Vegas, NV died peacefully Monday, December 14, 2015 in his home. He was born December 11, 1951 in Detroit to Gordon and Nancy (Treese) Goertler. He married Linda Rae Harbin June 2, 1973, in St. John Lutheran Church, Romeo, MI.
Mike attended University of Michigan, Flint campus, studying pre-med. While attending school, he worked for a time at Burger King where he claimed he could make a Whopper that you “couldn't handle with only two hands.” After marrying Linda, the love of his life, the two of them operated an adult foster care home owned by Linda's parents in Romeo. He was completely in awe at the birth of his daughter, Dawn. In 1998 they moved to Las Vegas where he worked at a call center. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, and bowling. He shared in many deer hunting trips to Harbor Springs with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mike bowled on an amateur bowling tour while in Las Vegas. Mike bowled two 300 games and a 299 game.
Mike is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Dawn (Greg) Goertler Michajlyszn; grandchildren: Blaine (Taylor) Goertler of El Paso, TX; Gregory Michajlyszyn, Ashley Michajlyszn, Matthew Michajlyszn all of Imlay City; great grandchildren: Rylyn and Breven; sisters: Robin (Barry) Trenchard of Fenton, Valerie Conover of Swartz Creek; mother-in-law: Marlene (Rapson) Harbin; brothers-in-law and their families: Terry (Annette) Harbin of Troy, Mike (Linda) Harbin of Harbor Beach, Ray (Sally) Harbin of Shelby Township along with five nieces, three nephews, two great nieces and one great nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents: Gordon and Nancy Goertler; father-in-law, Cecil Harbin.
A bowling memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Romeo at Summit Lanes Bowling Alley. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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