Michael J. Curran, age 74, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 3, 1942 in St. Ignace, MI, the son of Timothy and Sally (Sippel) Curran. Mike grew up in Escanaba and was a veteran of the United States Navy serving four years in Brunswick, ME, where he met his now wife of 54 years, Kathy White Curran. Mike was employed by United Parcel Service (UPS) for 29 years until his retirement. He enjoyed volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, hunting at his camp, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his loving wife: Kathy Curran; son: Michael Curran (Meghan); two daughters: Laurie Curran and Karen Curran (Adam); seven grandchildren: Zac and Joshua Curran, Nicole Voss (Jake), Caitlin, Emily (Greg) and Mollie Ouding, and Hannah Bachelder; six great-grandchildren: Brayden, Logan, Garrett, Riley, Avery and Callie; brother: Daniel Curran; two sisters: Jill Del Forge and Sharon Brenn; and his adored Aunt Belle. Honoring Mike's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Great Lakes Burn Camp. Arrangements were entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes. Please visit Mike's personalized webpage to leave a condolence to his family at www.langelands.com. I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I've found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life's been full, I savoured much, Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch, Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, HE SET ME FREE.