Obituary for Timothy Michalak

Born: Jul. 29th, 1958
Passed Away: Nov. 25th, 2009


Sunday Nov. 29th, 2009
6:00pm to 9:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Monday Nov. 30th, 2009, 1:00pm at Robinson Baptist Church
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Michalak Jesus reached down and tenderly took Timmy home to Mommas waiting arms.Beyond Heavens gates they were reunited and are destined to live in eternitytogether,never to be separated again. Timothy Scott Michalak was born on July 29, 1958 to Gertrude Yost and Stanley Michalak. He was the 14th child born to them. He was born with Downs syndrome. Timmy brought much joy into our lives. He was by all means an Angel sent from God. No one laughed like him, smiled like him, yelled like him, sang like him or loved like him. He was an extraordinary person. We are thankful everyday to our Lord for sending Timmy into our lives. Momma passed away in 1982 and Daddy died in 1988. Timmy was Daddys boy, but, he was his Mommas joy. If asked whose boy are you he would proudly answer, Daddys boy. In the last few years Tims health declined. He had become blind. Wednesday, from death Timmys eyes awoke to look onto the faces of our beloved parents. Now they aretogether forever. Tim graduated from Ottawa Area Center in 1984. He had many friends in school and was loved by the teachers. He won many blue ribbons at the Special Olympics. With his booming, HO HO HO he always played the part of Santa at home and at school. He enjoyed music and was a lover of old rock and roll. As a child the bigger kids would let us dance by standing on their feet. Then Timsfavorite song was Babysitting Boogie. Nowadays he loved, Do Ya Love Me? Whenever he heard his sister Debis voice he would yell out, Do Ya Love Me? He knew she would dance with him, no matter what. Timmy and I cared for each other after our parents death. We shared the family home, my children and grandchildren. We grew up together and we grew old together. Timmy is my best friend. I do not think he knew how wonderful a person he was. Because of Timmy we are better people and know that simple pleasures are the best of all. I will miss you and will count the days till we are together. I love you and I wonder how I will go to sleep without you tonight. Left here to grieve our loss and celebrate Timmys life is myself, Julie (Michalak) VanderWall; two special nieces, Kelli and Kerin VanderWall; four great-nephews, Lukas, Levi, Logan, and Kellahan; one great-niece, Kenni Dale, all from Allendale; loving friends, Michelle Mercer, Brandi, and Zack; longtime family friend, Wayne Bosch; brothers, Davey Michalak, Stevey and Betty Michalak, Joey and Sue Michalak; sisters, Lynda and Rog Modderman, Karen and naughty Bill Herrick, Suzy and Dave Balke, Kathy and Bob Smith and Debi Jacobs; a special nephew, Kenny Marlette, whom supplied Tim with all his newspapers and a yearly vacation at his cottage on the lake. He issurvived by many nieces and nephews. Special to his heart is our sweet Mary whom came to the house to cut Tims hair whenever needed. Also surviving are his Aunts and Uncles on the Yost side. On the Michalak side his aunt, Loretta Wagner, Bobby and Mike Cummer and many cousins on both sides. Timmy reunited in Heaven with Mom and Dad, his special sister, Donna Deering (he called her,Oh, Donna); sisters, Shirley Havens and Lois Michalak; brother, Stanley Michalak; brothers-in-law, Donny Horton, Louie Jacobs, Rog VanderWall and Gary Ten Brink, whom he called Pa; sister-in-law, Mert Michalak; his nieces, Sheryl Hesser, Missy Michalak, Trudy Marlette, Vicky Lynn; and two great nieces, Marley and Delaney Vos;his loving nephews, Danny Wydeck, Randy Modderman and StanleyDavid. Many thanks go to Dr. John Hamersma for his loving care to Timmy. Services will be provided by Throop Funeral Home in Coopersville, MI. Visitation on Sunday, November 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be held at Robinson Baptist church at 1:00 p.m. on Monday,November 30 with Pastor Johnny Herrick officiating. Please consider the family and funeral costs in lieu of flowers. Internment will be Allendale Cemetery next to Momma and Daddy. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville ph(616) 837-8161,


on Monday Nov. 30th, 2009 at Allendale Twp. Cemetery
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