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Micah John WolterJune 26, 1984 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 33)
Micah John Wolter, dearest son and brother, passed suddenly in Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 33. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, at 3:00 P.M. at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with visitation one hour prior to the service. Born in Grand Rapids, on June 26, 1984, Micah spent the majority of his childhood and adolescent years in Chicora, PA and Cheyenne, WY. He was the loving son of Michael and Barbara Wolter of Cheyenne.
Micah was a graduate of Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne, WY (‘02) and attended University of Wyoming’s College of Business (’02-’04), Laramie County Community College (’04-’05), American Council on Education and National University (’06-’10), and Grand Valley State University as a B.S. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering (’18). Micah proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps (’06-‘10) where he was promoted to Sgt, and served two international deployments under his 0656 Data Communications assignment. Following completion of his Marine service, Micah worked on a land-based oil rig fracking natural gas, where he achieved Rig of the Year as a Driller for Nomac Drilling Corp (’14).
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Barbara Wolter of Cheyenne, WY; his sisters, Dayna Wolter of Arlington, VA and Leah Wolter of Prescott, AZ; his paternal grandparents, Donald and Evelyn Wolter of Conklin, MI; aunts and uncles, Mike and Christine Dunnuck of Conklin, MI, Ron and Sally Wolter of Rockford, MI, Cathy Wagner of Kent City, MI; cousins and their spouses, Aaron and Elizabeth Dunnuck of Muskegon, MI, Ben and Elizabeth Wonder of Grand Rapids, MI, Andy and Sarah Visser, and children Samuel, Abigail, Benjamin, Annemieke, and Harrison of Holland, MI, Hannah Wagner of Belmont, MI, Joshua Wolter of Lowell, MI, and Benjamin Wolter of Grand Rapids, MI. Micah is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Alvin and Edna Mae Johnson of Hawk Springs, WY.
Micah will be remembered for his love of debate, his bottomless curiosity, his overflowing generosity and mischievous grin. Micah greatly enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and saxophone.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a non-profit organization working to bring attention and help to the 1 in 5 people per year who are estimated to suffer mental health issues. Tax-free donations can be made at https://ifundraise.nami.org/campaign/MicahWolter Please click on the “Support Me” button and enter your donation.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
PO Box 3503, Grand Rapids MI 49501