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Michael Alyn Korpi

June 28, 2011 - November 21, 2021



Michael Alyn Korpi of Cadillac passed away peacefully, Sunday morning, November 21, 2021 at home. He was 10.

Michael was born June 28, 2011 at Grand Rapids, Michigan to Michael J. and Kari M. (Paffie) Korpi.

He attended Wexford Missaukee ISD and not only loved school but loved riding the bus to get there. Michael had a love of music and had a smile that would light up the room. He loved to be in the middle of any family gathering or any event at school. Michael loved to hear kids playing and laughing. He loved to be outdoors and be in the water. He loved dogs, painting and he loved to be held and cuddled.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Kari Korpi of Cadillac; brother, Christopher (Dariean) Burch of Brighton; grandparents: Alyn and Colleen Paffie of Washington and Edward (Laurie Bashaw) Korpi of Ishpeming; Uncles and Aunts: Bret Paffie, PJ (Brittany) Reilly (Finn), Chris (Kellie) Reilly (Emma, Peighton) all of Washington, Erik (Andi) Korpi of Ishpeming (Ashley, Aleah, Allison), Matt Korpi (Karen Sochacki), Elizabeth (Chad) Pawlak (Alyssa, Aubrey, Wyatt), Ed (Eryn) Korpi (Ellianna) and Martin Korpi (Sara Hall ) all of Muskegon.

Michael was preceded in death by grandmothers, Teresa Paffie and Mary Korpi and his cousin, Abe Korpi.

Memorial mass will take place 1:00 PM Friday, December 3, 2021 at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Rev. Fr. Michael Janowski as celebrant. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation Michigan or Renucci Hospitality House Grand Rapids. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • John Hudson - Nov 22nd, 2021 3:00 pm

    "We are so sorry for your lose. Thinking of you and your family. "

  • Kristin D - Nov 22nd, 2021 3:28 pm

    "I absolutely loved MAK and his vivacious laugh and how he loved when I read to him. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Much love and strength to Kari and Mike. . "

  • Shelby Raulerson - Nov 22nd, 2021 4:01 pm

    "Praying for you & your family & sending all my love❤️ May God be with you🙏 I love you!!!♥️j"

  • Susan and John Bennington - Nov 22nd, 2021 5:33 pm

    "We are so sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers... may you always have him with you in all the wonderful memories you have. ❤ "

  • Charlie Bierstetel - Nov 22nd, 2021 6:10 pm

    "My deepest condolences and well wishes to your family during this difficult time. May Michael Rest In Peace."

  • Brooke Smith - Nov 22nd, 2021 8:34 pm

    "I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of his life. He was such a joy to be around! Thinking of you all ❤️"

  • Brenda Peña - Nov 23rd, 2021 5:25 pm

    "Michael was a good buddy to our daughter who also attends the ISD. I know she will miss him. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace. "

  • Chris and Kellie Reilly - Nov 23rd, 2021 8:06 pm

    "Praying for you guys during this difficult time. We are so grateful to have met MAK last summer. Emma says her cousin is an angel in heaven, watching over us all. Rest in peace, sweet MAK. "

  • Steve Nicholas - Nov 24th, 2021 3:12 am

    "Mike and Kari. Sorry for the loss of your son. Praying for strength and healing. My sympathy to you and your family."

  • Joel Slade - Nov 24th, 2021 7:41 am

    "My family and I are praying for you both."

  • Aunt Nettie - Nov 24th, 2021 6:10 pm

    "I feel so fortunate to have met all of you when you were in Oak Harbor. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

  • Grandpa and Grandma - Nov 24th, 2021 9:07 pm

    "Between you and your mom and dad, you have touched and inspired more people than you'll ever know! The unconditional love, hope, grace, and joy of life that you all shared with everyone is a beautiful and priceless gift! " One day, you'll find that I have gone But tomorrow may rain, so I 'll follow the sun. ""

  • Jeff & Angie Morrison - Nov 26th, 2021 7:17 am

    "Mike & Kari we’re so sorry to hear about your loss. That precious boy changed your lives & he will always be with you. "

  • Kim and Phil Brotemarkle - Nov 26th, 2021 10:27 am

    "Thinking and praying for you all. MAK was a blessing and he lived his best life with you two. I was blessed to have met him. Lots of love to you both. "

  • Gloria and Mike Slade - Nov 28th, 2021 1:19 pm

    "So sorry for your loss. You both were such loving parents and gave MAK the best possible life you could. We are sure he was happy and comforted by your love and tenderness. May God give you comfort. "

  • Matt, Lara, and Mabel Mlinar - Nov 28th, 2021 6:30 pm

    "Mike, Kari, and family, I don't have any other words than you are on our minds and in our hearts at this difficult time. Know that although we've lost close contact the last few years, I still hold you as great friends. Please let me know if we can help. Love you!"

  • Justine Verran - Nov 28th, 2021 7:12 pm

    "You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤❤ Sending big hugs to you all. "

  • Bradley Painter - Nov 28th, 2021 7:33 pm

    "I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you both in my prayers. 🙏"

  • Joyce Karwowicz - Nov 29th, 2021 6:55 am

    "We did not know your family, however we heard about your loss through my brother, Fr. Michael Janowski. We are so sorry for your loss and the pain you must be feeling. Michael sounded like a wonderful young man who brought joy to so many and taught a lot of people the true meaning of love and joy. May your faith in God give you strength during these difficult days. Death can only take our body and because you loved Michael and because he loved all who knew him, his soul and his spirit will be with you every day. His legacy will live on in the lives that he touched and those he loved. God Bless all of you with his peace. Your entire family will be in our family's thoughts and prayers. The Karwowicz Family"

  • Jenny Partlan - Nov 30th, 2021 11:17 am

    "So sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. "

  • Josh Birchmeier - Nov 30th, 2021 11:23 am

    "I'm so sorry for your lose. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers."

  • Julia Fox - Nov 30th, 2021 2:05 pm

    "Sending my deepest sympathies. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Wishing for the memories of Michael to be with you and those he touched always."

  • Jeff Kelley - Nov 30th, 2021 2:43 pm

    "So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. You are both in my thoughts."

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