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MICHALS DOUG January 21, 2013 Age 57. Beloved husband of Leslie for 27 years. Loving father of Mackenzie Odell (Shaun), Connor and Evan. Cherished son of Genevieve "Jean" and the late Leonard. Dear brother of Pat Raleigh and Katy Desautels (Jim). Devoted uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 2-8p.m. Funeral service Thursday 11a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Visitation at church begins at 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Central Detroit Christian. View obituary and share memories at

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Susie GARIEPY-Ludgin01/23/2013

Dear Leslie...I'm so very sorry to hear about Doug! I'm living in Boyne City now or I would be there for you:) My prayers & thought are with you & the family. love you xoxoxoxo

Jennifer and Michael Xenos01/23/2013

I turly loved this man, he was one of the greatest & nicest people I've ever met. The proof is easy to see just look at his family who stayed by his side every moment during his hard fight. My friend forever. The world will never be the same without him.

Mike McKndles01/23/2013

Leslie I am truly sorry for your loss. I met Doug while we were young men in the late 70s while working at Bavarian village. We became fast friends. Lost touch but I was fourtunate enough to reconnect with him a couple years ago. I reconnected with a man of faith who loved his famly dearly. He is now in a better pace. While we are saying goodbye his loved ones who have gone before are saying hello. I am a better man for having know Doug and called My friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa Dolson01/23/2013

Leslie, You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. I remember so fondly the couples bible study you held at your home many years ago. You and Doug were wonderful hosts and I felt God's presence in our discussions. Doug was such a wonderful man. We are so sorry for your loss. Much love, Mike and Lisa Dolson

Donna Lucas01/24/2013

Leslie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Doug, when he worked for your dad at Carroll. He was a wonderful man and will be missed dearly. Prayers to your family , to help you thru this terrible time.

Jerry Gerson01/24/2013

Leslie, I met Doug mid 70's at BV and we were immediately good friends. I enjoyed his quick wit and presence. We skied at lot and he was one of the few people I could trust doing double black runs... there is no higher compliment. Love to you and your family. Jerry



Elizabeth Haggerty01/28/2013

We just got back from Idaho and heard the news. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Doug. He was truly an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to be around him. Such energy and love of everything. I am truly so sorry for your loss.

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