T. Mike  Thomas


T. Mike Thomas, 79, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 in Belmont. He was born in St. Joseph on Sept. 30, 1939, son of Theodore Henry Thomas and Anna Marie Thomas.
Mike graduated from Michigan State University and went on to Ohio State University to graduate with his master's degree in horticulture. He was the MSU Cooperative Extension Service horticultural agent for Southwest Michigan for 35 years in Paw Paw. He served and supported all farmers of Southwest Michigan and was a worldwide agricultural specialist after his retirement.
He and his wife were married for 58 years and members of St. Mary's Catholic Church for over 40 years. Mike was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, a village planning commission member and a full time friend to anyone in need. He loved people and he had a knack for taking care of those who needed him, including being a foster parent to so many. He had a wonderful, full life playing golf, dancing, fixing and loving his family.
Surviving are wife, Carol Thomas; sons, Tim (Kim) Thomas and Tom Thomas; daughters, Terry (Kelly) Younker and Carin (Kris) Brenner; grandchildren, Max Thomas, Shannon (Alex) Cook, Jack Thomas, Ian Thomas, Isaac Younker, Molly Younker, Cray Brenner and Luke Brenner; sisters, Margaret Silverthorn, Mary Sue (Dan) Tegels and Anne (Tom) Traugh; brother, David (Dee Dee) Thomas; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Theodore was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bobbie Dahlstrom.
Friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Paw Paw, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed immediately by a service Mass beginning at 1 p.m., with Father Joseph Xavier officiating.
Contributions may be made to Eleanor's Pantry or St. Mary's Catholic Church.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.adamspawpaw.com.
Published on December 13, 2018
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