Michael Alan Griffin | Obituaries

Michael Alan Griffin | Obituaries

Michael Alan Griffin was

born at 12:43am, November

9, 1958 to Ben Griffin Sr. and

Eileen Griffin (Jaderlund) in

Seattle Washington. He attended

Kent Meridian High School then

enlisted in the army in 1976. While

in basic training, a major back

injury cut his military service short.

He decided to return to school and

earned his G.E.D from Green River Community College in

1978. Three years later, he married Sandy Olson and they

welcomed a daughter, Marissa.

Mike was a loving son, brother, uncle and father. Always

one to make you laugh, he danced to Steve Martin’s ‘King

Tut’ hysterically, that special way he’d say ‘Pizza Sauce’ and

tears of laughter would ensue. Family get togethers were

important – especially the Ellensburg Rodeo. He also loved

tinkering with anything on wheels.

He passed peacefully at 12:30 am on August 17, 2020 after

complications from multiple health issues. He is survived

by his father Ben Sr., of Fall City, brother Ben Jr., (Linda)

of Puyallup, sister Amy Pearson of Puyallup, sister Marcie

of Auburn, daughter Marissa of Des Moines, and former

spouse Sandy (Olson) Griffin of Des Moines, among

several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is

preceded in death by his mother Eileen (Griffin) Rinehart.

Service information to follow. In lieu of flowers, please

make donations in his name to the Cerebral Palsy


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