Born in Battle Creek, MI. on April 15, 1972, left this Earth on April 16, 2018. At the time of his death Michael resided in Pittsburgh, PA., where he had made his home for the past six years. Being a life-long Steelers and Penguins fan, living in Pittsburgh was a dream come true. Michael loved his children, Brianne Sunie, Areanna Bivens, Cora Kline, Brenden Sunie, Samantha Sunie, Danika Sunie; and two year old granddaughter, Milena Odem. Michael was previously married to Mattie Nash of Michigan. His extended family includes parents, Shirley and Charles Miller of Michigan, and Merlyn Sunie of Wisconsin; sisters Maria (Anthony) Markos of Michigan, Lori Sunie of Wisconsin, Gina Sunie-Lopez (Andy Casceres) of California, and Richard Erik (Sabrina) Sunie of Wisconsin; a niece, Heather Wilson; and nephews, Nate Wilson and Evan Markos of Michigan. Michael also had step siblings and nieces and nephews living in Michigan and Wisconsin. Michael was an avid reader and loved to have long in-depth discussions about various topics. His family will miss these conversations, his kind heart, and his mischievous sense of humor immensely. To honor his memory, his family asks that donations be made to Room to Read or the Pleasant Valley Men's Shelter of Northside Common Ministries in Pittsburgh, PA, and we would also ask that you reach out, foster meaningful connections, and remember to love one another. A private celebration of life will be held in Michigan.