In loving memory of

June 7, 1963 - August 24, 2021

With heavy hearts, we are sharing the news of the passing of our beloved brother, Michael. We will miss him forever.

Michael Jeffrey Woods, 58, of Midland, passed away Tuesday morning, August 24, 2021 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. He was born on June 7, 1963 in Midland, a son of the late Duane and Patricia (Ames) Woods and was a graduate of Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Michigan in 1981. After high school he attended a bible college.

Michael possessed a great love for and supported mission work. He lived a life of adventure, family and dreams. In his free time he loved to hunt for morel mushrooms and spend time in nature, particularly on the water. He also enjoyed canning. He was very quick witted.

Survivors include sister, Marcia; a brother, Jim (Deb); nieces, Ginger, Trisha, Hunter, and Dorothy; nephews, Jim and Matthew; special cousins, Beth and Val; also many other extended family and friends. Preceding him in death besides his parents was a brother, Duane Woods, Jr.

A celebration of Michael's life will take place at the Cedar River Chapel, 2766 S. River Road, Beaverton, MI 48612 on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:00 in the Afternoon with Rev. Troy Lusk officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Wears Valley Ranch, Sevierville, TN whose mission supports Christian homes, education and counseling to children in crisis situations.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Michael's family where memories may be shared at


Jay Petrimoulx wrote on Sep 7, 2021:

"I have not seen him much since I retired from the Navy. We did spend a lot oftimetogetheras kids I will miss him more than I thought, already do. I pray God will bless the whole family with peace and His love at this time. "

Becky Hauri wrote on Sep 6, 2021:

"My favorite memory of Mike was on a trip to Michigan. I wanted to visit his Mom- Pat, who was hospitalized in Saginaw. I called Mike to get the hospital name and directions. He offered to take me. The deep fresh snow was no problem for his pick-up truck, which navigated the roads much better than Mom?s little car. I enjoyed getting to know Mike better on the round trip, which was the last time I saw Pat. After the trip I invited Mike in to see Mom & Dad. They had a pot of chili on the stove, and we all ate together. We all enjoyed the time we spent with Mike and had some laughs. He was kind and caring. His physical presence will be missed but his kind spirit has left many wonderful memories. He will be missed by many, but most of all his brother, sister and nieces and nephews. My thoughts, prayers and love are with the family. May he rest in peace. Becky Hauri"