Michael Evans Vander Sys, 76, passed away on August 29, 2023 in Holladay, Utah. He was born March 12, 1947, in Seattle, Washington to Arthur Omar Vander Sys and Barbara Anne Evans. He married his sweetheart Suzanne Claire Vander Sys in 1987.

Michael enjoyed horseracing, politics, art, fishing and camping. However, his greatest accomplishments were raising his two amazing sons Mike and Sean, graduating from Central Washington University, being a professor at Weber State University, coaching and winning the 4th grade championship baseball team and helping develop the Ogden City Rec baseball program.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Suzanne, two sons Mike and Sean and his grandson Cash. He is preceded in death by his father Arthur and his mother Barbara.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on September 9, 2023 at the Memorial Holladay Cemetery located at 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah.

Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, Sep. 09, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Holladay Cemetery
4900 South Memory Lane
Holladay, UT 84117

Services Handled By

Memorial Murray Mortuary
5850 S 900 E
Murray, UT

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Post Date

Sep 04, 2023

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I was looking up Michael's number and found his obit. I take the Salt Lake Tribune, but was away from home. I had no idea one of the best friends in my life had passed away. I am shocked, and so sorry I did not know. There are literally hundreds of stories that I could tell about Mike. He was a student of mine at Central Washington University where we became friends. He later moved to Ogden, and I had the distinct pleasure of having him as a colleague at Weber State University. We shared classes, went to many conventions where we presented many scholarly articles. Mike was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. We spent hours together discussing every aspect of life. He now joins his great friend Merle (not sure of spelling) with whom he shared his love of politics. I am most regretful that I have not seen him in the last two years since he moved to Salt Lake City. I was so pleased that he had a grandson. Goodbye my dear friend, you will live forever in my heart and memories.

Gordon James , North Ogden, UT, US Jan 02, 2024

I was looking up Michael's number and found his obit. I take the Salt Lake Tribune, but was away from home. I had no idea one of the best friends in my life had passed away. I am shocked, and so sorry I did not know. There are literally hundreds of stories that I could tell about Mike. He was a student of mine at Central Washington University where we became friends. He later moved to Ogden, and I had the distinct pleasure of having him as a colleague at Weber State University. We shared classes, went to many conventions where we presented many scholarly articles. Mike was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. We spent hours togehter discussing every aspect of life. He now joins his great friend Merle (not sure of spelling) with whom he shared his love of politics. I am most regretful that I have not seen him in the last two years since he moved to Salt Lake City. I was so pleased that he had a grandson. Goodbye my dear friend, you will live forever in my heart and memories.

Gordon James , North Ogden, UT, US Jan 02, 2024

I was looking up Michael's number and found his obit. I take the Salt Lake Tribune, but was away from home. I had no idea one of the best friends in my life had passed away. I am shocked, and so sorry I did not know. There are literally hundreds of stories that I could tell about Mike. He was a student of mine at Central Washington University where we became friends. He later moved to Ogden, and I had the distinct pleasure of having him as a colleague at Weber State University. We shared classes, went to many conventions where we presented many scholarly articles. Mike was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. We spent hours togehter discussing every aspect of life. He now joins his great friend Merle (not sure of spelling) with whom he shared his love of politics. I am most regretful that I have not seen him in the last two years since he moved to Salt Lake City. I was so pleased that he had a grandson. Goodbye my dear friend, you will live forever in my heart and memories.

Gordon James , North Ogden, UT, US Jan 02, 2024

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