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Michael L. Soden

August 5, 1944 April 17, 2020
Michael L.  Soden
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Obituary for Michael L. Soden

Michael L. Soden of Milford  passed away on April 17, 2020 at the age of 75.
Mike was born on August 5, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky to parents Robert G. and Ruby V. (nee. Elam) Soden. He grew up in Detroit and Farmington, Michigan. Mike was a graduate of Farmington High School.
He proudly served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1966 and was a veteran of Vietnam.
Mike was a member of the Detroit Police Department from 1967 to 1968. He joined the Milford Police Department in 1968 and served the community as a police officer and police sergeant for 32 years until his retirement in 2000.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Cheryl; son, James (Shannon) Soden; grandchildren Michael, Christian, and Faith; siblings, Grant Cooper (Catherine) and Bonnie Simpkin. In addition, he is survived by his brothers-in-law, Douglas Borchardt and James Borchardt (Connie), sisters-in-law, Betty Gray (the late Gary), Joanie Houghtaling (the late Greg), Julie Champine (Lou) and Wendy Staniszeski (Mark). Mike is also survived by 26 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and great nephews .

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Derek; his parents, Robert & Ruby Soden; brother, Marvin Cooper; father-in-law, Gordon Borchardt and mother-in-law, Joan Borchardt.

A memorial gathering and military honors will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name to Community Sharing, PO Box 405, Highland, MI 48357.
For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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Community Sharing

P.O. Box 405
Highland, MI 48357

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