Michael C. Chielens, of Grand Rapids, died, November 2, 2013, at the age of 62. He was a 1978 graduate of the University of Detroit Law School. Mike was Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Michigan, where he worked for 30 years, serving as its leader since 1995. He was active in many organizations and activities dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people and others, the Coalition for Community Reinvestment and the boards of the Fair Housing Center, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Kent County Legal Assistance Center, and Legal Services Association of Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Jan Earl, daughter Hannah, sisters Kathy, Diane, and Gail, and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m., at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street, N.E., Grand Rapids.