Michael Armstrong, 69, of Lowell, went to be with his Lord on March 6, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 44 years, Lynne; his sons, Michael II (Bianca), and DJ; his father, Tony Flaherty; his sister, Teresa (Todd) Brown; his brothers, Jim (Madelyn) Flaherty, Tim (Sandy) Flaherty, Dan (Brenda) Flaherty, Terry (Mari) Armstrong; his brothers-in-law, Mike Dennis, Jim (Juana) Dennis; and special cousins, Toni Coy-Price, and Shelby Armstrong.
Mike was a success in several occupations throughout his life and always wanted what was best for his family. He was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Vikings, and the Michigan State Spartans. Mike was an avid bowler and had a passion for the game. His proudest accomplishment was his ability to teach bowling. Over a 25+ year span, he coached hundreds of area kids in bowling. He and his wife ran the Junior Bowler Program at Miracle Lanes, and later Michigan and Westgate Bowl. He was happiest spending endless hours instructing young bowlers. He considered those kids his extended family. He wanted them all to know how much joy they brought to his life. So when you hear thunder above, know that Mike is up there able to bowl again, and, I’m sure, trying to give a few pointers.
As per Mike’s wishes, a “Celebration of his Life” will be held Saturday, March 11th, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 865 Lincoln Lake Ave. SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Network of West Michigan, PO Box 890, Grand Rapids, MI 49518-0890.