Michael "Mike" Myrick

  • Born: April 5, 1948
  • Died: September 21, 2021
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

info@langelandsterenberg.com
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family


Michael "Mike" Myrick, husband, dad, grandpa, captain of our boats, dog whisperer, and friend, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, with his family by his side. He was 73.

Mike was the son of Robert and Sue Myrick and graduated from Holland High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, and parents-in-law, Julius and Angeline Lamberts.

During Mike's early years he was proud to have been a paperboy for the Holland Sentinel with a route on the west end of Holland faithfully delivering papers to his customers and developing good relations with businesses like the VFW, where he would stop to buy a Coke. He continued his employment with the Sentinel during his high school years in a larger role as the bundle delivery person to paperboys. Throughout his high school years, he enrolled in printing classes and shortly after high school was recruited to work for John Thomas Batts in Zeeland as a printer. It was during his employment with Batts when Mike was drafted into the Army in March 1968. He served two years in the Army including serving in the Vietnam War. After completion of his service, he returned to the Printing Department at Batts. It was during his second employment at Batts that he was asked to be part of the Lamberts Poultry and Seafood Market family business working in all areas of the business. After several years with Lamberts, the owner Julius Lamberts sold the business to Jim Lamberts, brother-in-law, and Mike. Mike and Jim continued to own the business for next 40 years. Throughout those 40 years the Lamberts facility continued to be well known for the best products and service both in wholesale and retail. As a retail customer shopping at Lamberts, it was not just shopping for good product, it was a shopping experience with customers leaving with a smile due to the banter between themselves and the shop proprietors. Many good relationships were built during those years and continue to this day.

Mike was an avid boater starting in his youth when his family and their friends the Overway's and Kardux's would boat and ski. They would drop ski ropes outside the Holland Lighthouse and Mike and the other youth would ski from the Holland to the Saugatuck Channel, no falling allowed! Boating continued to be his passion which he passed on to his children. Most boaters would recognize Mike as he stood on the South Pier on Sunday nights at 5pm watching every boat come through the channel, what he really was doing was shopping.

Mike was also a lover of Harley Motorcycles and all kind of cars, somehow, he would also manage to talk Sally into buying new cars every few years. Also very close to Mike's heart were the veterans' associations of the VFW Henry Walters Post 2144, the American Legion, and the DAV. As you can tell he will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sally; daughter, Jamie Myrick, son, Bryan and Lisa Myrick; grandchildren, Payton, Charley, and Grant Myrick all of Holland; siblings, Robert F. and Elizabeth Myrick of Grosse Isle, Carol Myrick and David Kuebler of Williamston; in-laws, Jean Sovenski, Jim Lamberts of Holland; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 12 noon, Friday, September 24, 2021, at Christ Memorial Church, Holland with Rev. Toby Gruppen officiating (enter through doors D & E). Burial with military honors will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland or the Harbor Humane Society. To leave a condolence and more information, please visit www.langelandsterenberg.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Curt and Joy Boss - Grand Haven, MI - Classmate   October 27, 2021

Sally and family-saddened by the untimely passing of a great guy! Remembering the
Saturday's buying chicken or chicken wings-(Mike always threw in a few fried chicken livers for Steve)! And then there were all those beautiful summer days anchoring close to you by the lighthouse or in front of the state park-Captain Jack, lots of laughter, sun and great times! Mike was always upbeat and happy which was contagious to anyone around him! He will be missed but his legacy lives on. May you sense
God's peace, grace and love as you move forward in life as Mike would want you to do!
BlessingsBarb Nyland

Posted by Barb Nyland - Holland, MI - Friend   October 07, 2021

Dear Sally and family. So sorry to hear of Mike's passing, he was an all around great guy. I remember getting my fish fix at Lambert's, nothing better. Please know that your entire family is in my thought's and prayers.

Posted by Pat Hoeksema - Zeeland, MI - Friend   September 26, 2021

Dear Sally, Jamie and Bryan
We were so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. We have good memories of doing business with Mike at Lamberts Poultry and of us raising kids of the same ages. You and your families will be in our prayers.

Posted by Elmer & Nancy Sjaarda - West Olive, MI   September 24, 2021

Sally, Bob and I are so very sorry. Mike was a good man, and we will miss him every time we pass Big Red, or anchor there. No one loved Lake Michigan more than Mike. He was always standing by Big Red smiling and waving hello. Please know that we care, and our deepest sympathy to you, Jamie and Bryan.

Posted by Barbara Turner - Holland, MI - Friend   September 24, 2021

Sally sorry for your loss. Condolences to family

Posted by Virginia Ayers - Holland, MI - Coworker   September 23, 2021

Sally, so sorry for your loss. It's been a long time since we talked, but I still have good memories of growing up together and then the reacquaintance with you and meeting Mike in high school. My prayer is that God will comfort you in the difficult time.

Posted by Jayne (Tien) Lubbers - HOLLAND, MI - Neighbor   September 23, 2021

Mike lived as a boy in our back yard on West 27th Street,He was a great paper boy,Our family would go to lamberts every friday night and see mike make up our fish order,Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Brian Van Lente - Holland, MI - Neighbor   September 23, 2021

Sally and family ,so sorry to hear about mike,are thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time. Norm & Arlene TenBrink

Posted by Arlene Tenbrink - Holland, MI - Family   September 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sally!

Posted by Jo Mannes - Holland, MI - Friend   September 23, 2021

Sally- We are so sorry in hearing of Mikes passing. It was great spending time with you and Mike in Key West over the years! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ralph & Linda Wooddell

Posted by Ralph & Linda Wooddell - Holland, OH - Friend   September 23, 2021

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Being high school classmates make signing this guestbook very difficult. Mike was such a great guy. It seemed like he always had a hand in everything, but I especially remember him for his sincere kindness to everyone. My heart is with you all as your road ahead is difficult, but do remember our loving God is in control and He will comfort and guide you until you are all together again. Blessings and love, Sally Giles Morris

Posted by Sally Giles-Morris - North Waterford, ME - Friend   September 22, 2021

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Dear Sally, Jamie, Bryon and family, Have many fond memories of working with Mike at Lamberts....the Friday nights running over to General Electric to deliver dinners! Also recall fun times with Mike and Sally, just a "few" decades ago. He was a good man and always had a great smile. May GOD comfort and give you all peace. Until we meet again. Ray and Karen Knoll

Posted by Karen J Walters Knoll - Holland, MI - Friend   September 22, 2021

Sally~ we are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers~~
Neal King & Kathy Bright

Posted by Kathy Bright - Holland, MI - friend   September 22, 2021

Our hearts are heavy and tears are many. We wish you peace.

Posted by Marty Silvernail Silvernail - Arvada, CO - Friend   September 22, 2021

Dear Sally and family, so sorry for your loss. Sally, I still think about going through the deployment of our guys. Love and hugs to you all.

Posted by Terrie Van Oss - Holland, MI - Friend   September 22, 2021

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Dear Sally and family, heartbroken...am praying God's peace to carry you for time to come. Mike was a wonderful man and I know he will be on and in your hearts forever. What more can be said, with tears...

Posted by Melanie Hibma Hoover - Lakeland, FL - Friend   September 22, 2021

MIke was always such a happy go lucky guy! My parents had a Sentinel route and thats how our family knew Mike. And of of course......those "little smelt" dinners served with a smile from ear to ear. Great memories will be held by all of those who knew the Myricks and the Lamberts. May the peace of God help you thru this difficult time. Sally and Ned JOldersma

Posted by SallyNed Joldersma - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   September 22, 2021

Dear Sally & family, I am saddened to read of Mike's passing. He was such a happy guy, and we will all miss his wonderful smile. You have my deepest condolences.

Posted by Margo Hakken Zeedyk - Holland, MI - Friend   September 22, 2021

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Dear Sally, Bryan, and Jamie: I am so sorry to hear of your husband, father's passing. The Zych family had so many great times with him at the VFW, boating or stopping in at Lamberts. Please know we are all thinking of you and praying that God, family and friends provide you comfort in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

Posted by Donna (Zych) Miller - Grand Haven, MI - friend   September 22, 2021

Sally and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Sharon Simpson - Tucson, AZ - Classmate   September 22, 2021

Sally and family.
We are so sad to learn of Mike's passing. Our memories of Mike always remind us of our times boating and enjoying picnics on the beach with our families. Mike was always so kind and helpful to all he knew. He will be missed. May you and your family find peace in your wonderful memories.

Posted by Bob and Marie Tanis - Columbia, SC - Friend   September 22, 2021

We all are going to miss you so much. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

Posted by Paul & Jane Busscher - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   September 21, 2021


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Reunion...beautiful couple