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_C-TibbeMr. Michael D. Tibbe, age 61, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 2, 2013. He was a 1971 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and served his country in the US Army during Vietnam. Mike was a member of Ensley Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee, Head Usher and helped with the AWANA program; and both he and Darla maintained the cleanliness at the church. Mike was a fisherman (especially ice fishing), and liked to tinker around the house. He and Darla enjoyed memorable times when camping with the family that he so loved. Mike is survived by his wife, the former Darla Bliss; children, Timothy Tibbe, Tina and Virgil Packard, and Tammy and Corey Empie; grandchildren, Virgil William and Aleshia Packard, Amanda Packard, Tyler Packard, Caid Empie, Carter Empie; great-granddaughter, Alora; mother, Mrs. Helen Tibbe; sisters and brother, Nancy and Rick Alberda, Randy and Sally Tibbe, and Gary and Teresa Tibbe; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Tibbe. The Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ for Mr. Tibbe was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Ensley Baptist Church 7077 E. 120th St., Sand Lake, with Pastor Timothy Decker officiating. Interment in Solon Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the needs of the family. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church two hours prior to the service. Arragements byPederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com


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