Gene A. Michel

Gene A. Michel, 82, of North Manchester, IN, and with family in Huntington, IN, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Michel graduated from Manchester High School in 1958. He then volunteered his time in the Indiana National Guard for six years. He was a third-generation farmer and was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church.

He was born on May 18, 1938, in Wabash County, to Fremont and Mary E. Gahl Michel. He married Sharon Cox on Sept. 28, 1963. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Greg (Andrea) Michel, of North Manchester; two daughters, Gwen (Jeff) Mize, and Barb Michel, both of North Manchester; a sister, Lois Norwood, of Huntington; five grandchildren, Cole (Sidney Reed) Mize, Katie Mize, Troy Michel, Cody (Niki) Michel and Jade Michel; and a great-grandson.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., at Fairview Cemetery, 300E-1000N, Servia. Rev. Larry Ray will officiate. Final arrangements have been entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962, or the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd St., North Manchester, IN 46962.