Age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Michael was born in Kalamazoo on August 10, 1973, the son of Peter and Dorothy (Brizendine) Partanen. He was a 1992 graduate of Portage Northern High School and went on to earn a degree from Northwestern University of Ohio. Michael loved fishing and boating. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending classic car shows. Michael is survived by his fiancee, Karen (Lemley) Rees; sons: Johnathon (Taylor) and Joshua Partanen and Dylan Rees; mother, Dorothy Brizendine; siblings, Rick Partanen, Jason (Kelli) Partanen and Laura (Jason) Heckelman; nieces and nephews, Ricky Partanen, Casey and Connor Nolan, Skylar Partanen, Tyson and Kelsey Heckelman and Ellie and Tyler Partanen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Partanen. SERVICES POSTPONED. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life of Michigan or the American Heart Association. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.