Michael Alan Francis

L’ANSE — Michael Alan Francis, 47 of L’Anse, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at his home.

He was born July 12, 1970, in Hancock, son of Joseph Francis and Barbara Maki. Mike graduated from Houghton High School in 1989. He was in the US Navy from October 1990-92 during Persian Gulf and Desert Storm.

On February 28, 1993 he married Sandra Reynolds in Bremerton, Washington. They moved to L’Anse, where he worked for Kissel Automotive from 1993-2000. Mike and Sandra then opened their own business, Silver River Auto Repair, which he ran for seven years until he became a disabled veteran, at which time he had to retire.

Mike enjoyed old cars and trucks, and Toyota Tundra’s; he loved taking his 71 Chevy to car shows. He also enjoyed fishing, swimming, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, walking in the woods and being outdoors. He had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Surviving are his loving wife of almost 25 years, Sandra Francis of L’Anse; son, Ryan Francis of Eugene, Oregon; father, Joseph Francis of Atlantic Mine; mother, Barbara (Brian) Maki of Chassell; mother-in-law, Jona L Reynolds; and sister-in-law, Amanda Reynolds both of Bremerton, Washington.

Michael was preceded in death by grandparents, Norman and Betty Francis of Houghton, and Fred and Helen Savela of Mass city.

A private family service will be held this summer.

The Jacobson Funeral Home of L’Anse is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Mike’s guest book or send condolences at jacobosnfuneralhome.com.