William Michael Arehart



Memorial Contributions:

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105

Michael Arehart, age 83, of Lowell, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020. He was born February 24, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael and his parents moved to Lowell when he was six months old and he spent most of his life there. He attended Lowell Schools, Grand Rapids Community College, and Western Michigan University. He enjoyed a career in education, teaching in Detroit, Grand Rapids and then in Ionia Public Schools for 30 years. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, George & Ruth Arehart. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; daughter, Cheryl (David) Cash; step-children, Craig (Sue) Schneider, and Carol (Earl) Maynard; grandchildren, Jared Cash, Missy (John) Frost, Julie (Adam) Rossell, Heather Maynard, Daniel Maynard, Adam Maynad, and Shannon (Andrew) McCaul; brothers, John (Kay) Arehart, and Robert Arehart; very special nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. His wishes were to be cremated and upon his wife’s passing they will be buried together at Oakwood Cemetery in Lowell, and a family gathering will take place. Memorial Contributions can be directed toward St. Jude’s Hospital, PO Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101

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  1. So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I remember when he first came to teach in Ionia, not long after my husband Mike and I began our careers at Ionia High School. We both thought a lot of him as did other staff and, of course, his students too.

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