Michael L. Springer

Michael L. Springer, passed away on January 15, 2023, leaving an enormous hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Michael was born in Bartlesville, OK the only child to Helen and Clarence Springer.

He graduated from Tulane University. His early career was spent working in sales, before finding his passion in counseling, where he spent over 40 years as a substance abuse counselor. He worked for Midwest ADP in Kansas City, Missouri and Northland Dependency in Liberty, Missouri before opening his own business, A Better Choice, which brought him his greatest joy. Michael was instrumental in helping many countless people that he counseled over the years.

He was a Friend of Bill’s for over 30 years, and he valued the friendships with those he met through both Bill’s Friends in Westwood, Kansas and most recently, A Vision for You in Raytown, Missouri.

Michael treasured his many friends, and he had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his beloved Molly and Greta. He was a fan of all things, especially History and he was a daily crossword fanatic. He loved to fish, sing to Johnny Cash, and never passed on a donut. We will miss his keen sense of humor and infectious wit.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Gina Conde Springer of the home, sons John (Lispeth) Springer of Overland Park, Kansas, Jason Springer of Lawrence, Kansas, and two grandchildren, Maya and Aiden Springer of Overland Park, Kansas. He is also survived by a cousin Vicki (Scott) Alewel of Kansas City, Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held at Heartland Funeral Home, 6113 Blue Ridge Boulevard Raytown, Missouri 64133 on March 10, 2023. Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am. A celebration will follow from 11am to 12pm.

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  1. Pamela Trussell on January 22, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Mr. Springer was a pleasure to know for the last few years!! He was a great customer to have!! He will definitely be missed and I am extremely sad that he has passed!!

  2. Vicki J Alewel on February 24, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    The best cousin a girl could have! Took me in when I graduated high school, taught me how to play chess, spent time when we were younger playing basketball, walking around whatever Texas or New Mexico state he and his mom, my Aunt Helen, were in. He showed me around Kansas city when i came to live here in 1991. He was a great counselor to me and my son, a wonderful friend, a broad shoulder to cry on, and the only person I had who had known the craziness of that side of our family! He will truly be missed Love you, Cuz!

  3. Sheila Shipley on May 12, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    He was loved

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