Michael Keith Sanders of Vassar, age 53 years, loving husband, father, son and brother passed away Saturday morning, April 27, 2019. He was born on February 27, 1966, in Detroit. Michael was united in marriage to Harmony Sarah Brooks on September 18, 1998. He attended the U of M Dearborn and went on to graduate from Wayne State University with a Business Degree specializing in Marketing. Michael was currently employed with Moltus Building Company in Midland and had previously worked for Shaheen Development and Wolgast Corp. He was very active in the Vassar community. Michael volunteered for many years with the Scouts, where he was currently a Charter Representative and was active at the Vassar First United Methodist Church.
Surviving family include his wife, Harmony; children, Samantha and Daniel; mother, Delphine Carinci; step-mother, Louise Sanders; brothers, Ken (Denise) Sanders and Rob (Sheryl) Sanders; step-brother, Brent Buszka; step-sister, Kim Pollis; nieces, Jody (Dave) Gayeski, Katelyn (Ryan) Cryderman, Stacey (Nick) VanDike and Jill Woody; step-nieces and step-nephews, Brent (Tracy) Buszka, Chris Buszka, Zoe and Zia Pollis; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Robert Sanders and step-father, Eugene Carinci.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar and at the church from 10 a.m. on Saturday until the time of the service. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Vassar First United Methodist Church, 139 N. Main St. in Vassar. The Rev. Scott Sherrill will officiate. Private burial will be at Tuscola Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions in Michael’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Vassar First United Methodist Church.