IRONS\u00a0-\u00a0Michael David Wabindato passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was born in Muskegon\u00a0on June 12, 1950, to Francis and Sara (Mendoza) Wabindato. Michael was a tribal member\u00a0of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and The Warrior Society (Native American Veterans). He\u00a0attended Reed City High School, Ferris State University and then entered the military where he was\u00a0proud to serve in the U.S. Army and on the Special Forces Recon in Alaska; he was then in the National\u00a0Guard for two additional years. Michael has lived in Lake County for the past 18 years and was a member\u00a0of the VFW and the AMVETS. Michael is survived by his companion of 18 years, Carolyn Hall; one daughter, Carrie Harley, of Ludington;\u00a0one son, Justin Wabindato; three grandchildren; his brother, Marty W. Wabindato; and his sister, Christine\u00a0Buschlor. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Frank W. Wabindato; his foster brother, Donald\u00a0Cooper; and his foster parents, Edna and William Oakes. Services for Michael are as follows: the family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014,\u00a0at Verdun Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, also at the funeral home. Interment and a military graveside service will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Reed City. Arrangements entrusted to Verdun Funeral Home, 585 7th St. in Baldwin, Michigan.