Griggs, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March
25th, 2022, following a tragic accident resulting in a fatal brain
Mike was born on
January 16, 1955, to Don and Martha (Marty) Griggs in Celina, Ohio.
Mike attended and graduated co-valedictorian from Mendon-Union High School in 1973. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana where he graduated with majors in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
Mike had a
celebrated athletic career at both Mendon-Union and Rose-Hulman. At
Mendon, he lettered in three sports - basketball, baseball, and cross
country. He was the Mercer County League "Double Digit" Scoring leader
averaging over 20 points per game for three consecutive years during
which time he also won All-League honors. Mike ended his career as the
second-leading scorer in Mendon-Union history and was inducted into the
Parkway/Mendon-Union Athletic Hall of Fame in January 2022.
Mike was preceded
in death by his parents and his close aunt and uncle, Janie and Jake
He is survived by
his wife Karla Burtch; four sons Adam and his wife Shaney (Cincinnati,
OH), Matt and his wife Meagan (Waynesboro, VA), Andrew (San Francisco,
CA), and Jonathan (Cincinnati, OH); three grandchildren Mason, Jakey,
and Hunter (Cincinnati, OH); brother Scott (Dallas, TX); sister Stacey
(Cairo, OH); and nephews and nieces Nathaniel Griggs, Cory, Amanda, and
A celebration of life will be hosted at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (7701 Kenwood Rd) on Thursday starting at 2:30 pm.
The family will
receive friends and family beginning at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (www.goodshepherd.com), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), or the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati (www.rmhcincinnati.org).
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