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Michael J. Hainer

February 2, 1956 July 17, 2020
Michael J. Hainer
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Obituary for Michael J. Hainer

Michael James Hainer of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan passed away on July 17, 2020, losing his battle with acute pancreatitis. He was 64 years old. Michael was born February 2, 1956 in Bangor, Maine.

A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham; for those who wish to participate virtually, the Mass will be live-streamed here Tuesday 10am:

Furthermore, all friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1-9pm, at the Hainer Home, 3823 W. Maple, Bloomfield Hills 48301. All guests are asked to wear a mask and to make responsible decisions regarding any COVID symptoms.

A graduate of Southgate High School (Go Sabers!), Mike earned the Evans’ Scholarship to the University of Michigan in 1974 (Go Blue!). His juris doctorate was achieved at the University of Michigan Law School in 1978, while he served as a note-editor of the Michigan Law Review. Mike was married to Sue Romaine on July 22, 1978. They were married for 42 wonderful years. Mike started his career serving as a law clerk for The Honorable Federal Court Judge Matsch in Denver. After a number of law firms, Mike started his own practice 30 years ago. He grew his law practice of Hainer and Berman as well as HB Financial to what it is today. Mike was a board member and green coat of the Western Golf Association. Mike served as President of Oakland Hills Country Club in 2014. He was an active member of the Holy Name Chapter of Knights of Columbus. Mike was a remarkable father, a playful and wise grandfather, a true friend, and a beloved husband. He was a rarity and will be forever missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Susan, his daughters, January (Matthew) Hladki, Tracy Hainer, and Michelle (Timothy) Olsen, and his grandchildren, Carter, Mason, June, Marjorie, and Hainer. He is also survived by his sister, Karen (Timothy) Mullins. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Arline, and his sister, Kathryn Hainer.

Honoring his passion and legacy, there will be a perpetual memorial fund set up in the name of Michael J. Hainer to guide young Evans caddies to better futures. Please send your donation to Mike Hainer Memorial, Evans Scholars Foundation, 2501 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026.


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