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“My deepest sympathies. God bless ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Kelly Rock - Bridgman, MI

“First and foremost I want to give my heartfelt condolences to the entire Kacynski family for your loss. Mike was a good guy, a straight up honest...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Mal Higgins - Ann Arbor, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. & Mrs Kacynski. I was deeply saddened by this news. Sincerely, Rob Haak. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Haak - Stevensville, MI

“Stacy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. While I was only able to meet Mike on a couple of occasions, I feel fortunate for having done...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Jordan Crandall - Dowagiac, MI

“Mike was an amazing person and musician, he challenged my own thinking of what it was to experience music. I remember as if it were yesterday...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Lance Eichler - Grand Rapids , MI

“Stacy and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Rob and Dawn Harmon - MI

“Stacy and family, I can't even imagine what you're going through. Please know that you're in my thoughts. Much love, prayers and blessings sent your...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Laine Raycraft - Stevensville, MI

“Stacy and family--We were so saddened to hear of Mike's death. I cannot even begin to image the loss and pain you are going through. You have been in...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Corey, Kasey & Micah Kugle - AZ

“Stacy, Lilli, Angie, Tom and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.. Rest in peace...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Abby Smith - Friend

“With deepest sympathy during these difficult times... Mike was a great guy. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Eric & Laura Granke, and Courtney, Corey, and Emily - MI

“Our family is thinking of your family ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Holly Hansen/ Soulard

“Stacy and family, You're in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy. The Jewell Family, ...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Sue Jewell

“Angie & Family, Deepest sympathy to all of you. Remembering: "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18 My thoughts &...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Schermer - Stevensville, MI

“We are saddened by this tragic news of your loss. We send our sincere sympathy, love and prayers. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Hierholzer and Rozinski Families - MI

“We are saddened by this tragic news of your loss. We send our sincere sympathy, love and prayers. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Hierholzer Family: Robert, Jane, Bobby; also Caroline Bodjack Ro - MI

“Stacy and family: Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. We will be praying for God to give you the strength to carry you...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Gene. Julia and Alyssa Milliken - MI

“Angie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Michael. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May he bring you peace during this very...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Edgin-Neal - Chicago, IL

“Stacy and Family: We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family. . We are thinking of you during this diffcult time....Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Michael & Melissa Hammer - MI

“Angie and Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. God give you strength thru these difficult times. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Charlotte and Kim Ringer

“Stacy and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Chris and Heather Keller - IL

“"God is our refuge and our strength in times of trouble." May you feel HIs presence as you walk through the days ahead. We will always remember the...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Frank - St. Joseph, MI

“Tom & Angie & family, This is sad news of a young life cut short, I am sorry to hear of the loss of Michael.I wish for you the strength to...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: John Vallee

“We're so sorry for your loss. You have more memories of Mike than realize and these will help comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: linda whitright

“It's difficult to say good-bye when someone we love dies, To know we'll miss the laughter and the love found in their eyes. Yet much emptiness and...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Mike and Kathy Phipps - cousin

“Tom, Angie, and Family, Words cannot begin to express our sorrow for your loss. But, we choose to remember 'Mikey" as the happy kid we watched grow...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Joe and Diane Petlick - MI

“For Stacy, the Greiffendorf's, and the Kacynski's, Our thoughts, prayers, deepest sympathy, and all of our love is with you now. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Alex, Amy, Catherine, Jolene, Megan, and Molly - IL

“Stacy we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Emma wanted me to send you lots of love and hugs! ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Kristi Barker - Stevensville, MI

“Stacy and family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Kyle & Ashlee Krukowski - MI

“Stacy and family - I know how hard it is to lose a loved one and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time....Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Cathy Taber - Benton Harbor, MI

“Dear Tom,Angie and Family We are so sorry for your loss. We know a time like this is difficult for so many people. May it comfort you to know there...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Jim and Linda Kubash - St. Joseph, MI

“Dear Stacy and family, May God guide you through this difficult time. We are thinking of you and sending lots prayers your way. ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Kimberly Schmidt - Bridgman, MI


Michael Kacynski, 29, of Baroda, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 3, 2010 at The Chapel Evangelical Free Church, 4250 Washington, St. Joseph with pastor Philip Bubar officiating. Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Kacynski family. Those wishing to sign the memory book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Michael was born November 25, 1980 in Benton Harbor, MI to Thomas & Angie (Bennitt) Kacynski. In 1999 he graduated from Bridgman High School. On July 26, 2008 he married Stacy Greiffendorf on Mackinac Island. Michael worked for Tigmaster in Baroda and owned Vendetta Auto Fab in Baroda. He enjoyed welding, working on old cars, and owning his own business. Mike’s talent in writing recently became evident through his blog www.mikekacynski.blogspot.com. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, friends, and his big, yellow lab, Lou.

Michael is survived by his wife Stacy Kacynski of Baroda; daughter Lilli Kacynski; parents Thomas & Angie Kacynski of Bridgman; two brothers Eric (Jen) Gaul & Ryan (Kelly) Gaul; father-in-law and mother-in-law Pam & Glen Greiffendorf of Baroda; brother-in-law Grant Greiffendorf; sister-in-law Abby Greiffendorf; grandparents Bill & Beverly Bennitt of Stevensville; grandfather Vince Kacynski of Hart Michigan; niece Mackenzie Gaul; three nephews Jacob, Harley, and Chase Gaul; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Kacynski.