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Official Obituary of

Michael Frank Esparza

August 23, 1947 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Michael Esparza Obituary

Michael F. Esparza


Memorial visitation will take place

Friday, March 1, 2024

3:00pm until 8:00pm with 7:00pm Prayer and Eulogy

Fred Wood Funeral Home

36100 Five Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48154

The funeral Mass will be held 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Visiting 9:30am ~ Mass 10:00am

St. Colette Catholic Church

17600 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152

Michael passed away at home in Livonia, on February 26, 2024, at the age of 76, a short time after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Beloved husband of Marcelline for 50 wonderful years. Loving father of Kristen (Joshua) Weaver and Michelle (Jeremy) Bachelor. Cherished grandpa of Avery, Caleb, Landon, and Arianna. Dear brother of Judy LaPorte. He leaves behind many other loving family members and friends. Michael was born on August 23rd, 1947 to Frank and Josephine Esparza in Detroit Michigan. After Michael graduated from high school in 1965, he started his first job at Ford Motor Company working the line followed by Uniroyal. He then went on to study finances at Madonna University. After graduating with a degree in finances and computer programming, he completed a 40+ year career in finances with Chrysler, DaimlerChrysler, and Mercedes-Benz. In 2010, Michael retired and spent his time doing things that he loved including enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family. Michael participated in many outdoor sports such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, wakeboarding, and snow skiing. He was always up for a challenge or adventure, and stayed fit through lifting weights, exercising and enjoying these activities with his wife and family. He also loved “tinkering with things,” building/engineering, researching, and working on countless projects. He was a “do it yourself” kind of guy, and always had his wife Marcy at his side to help with all his projects. His greatest joy in life was spending time and making memories with his family, playing with the grandkids, being at the cottage in Pinckney, and supporting his family. His diagnosis came as a great shock and deep wound, and it is gravely felt by his entire family and countless others who have loved him deeply. The family deeply appreciates your support during this difficult time. Michael had faith in God, was a practicing Catholic, and is now in his Heavenly home with Jesus.


 

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Friday
March 1, 2024

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Prayer Service
Friday
March 1, 2024

7:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Memorial Gathering
Saturday
March 2, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Colette Catholic Church
17600 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

Memorial Mass
Saturday
March 2, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Colette Catholic Church
17600 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

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