Gene A. Michel, 82

Gene A. Michel, 82, North Manchester, passed away on Nov. 11, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne. Gene was born on May 18, 1938 in Wabash County, to Fremont and Mary E. (Gahl) Michel.

Upon graduating from Manchester High School in 1958, Gene volunteered his time in the Indiana National Guard for six years. On Sept. 28, 1963 Gene married Sharon Cox. The two were wed for fifty-seven years and had three children, Greg, Gwen, and Barb Michel. His loved from his family was never questioned, and his pride for them was evident. On Sunday mornings, Gene and his family worshipped at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, where they were members.

A third-generation farmer, Gene spent his entire life on the farm, which taught him the value of hard and honest work. He passed those lessons on to the fourth and fifth generation of Michel farmers. While on the farm, Gene loved working with his International farm equipment.

The loving memory of Gene A. Michel will be forever cherished by his wife, Sharon Michel, North Manchester; son, Greg (Andrea) Michel, North Manchester; daughters, Gwen (Jeff) Mize and Barb Michel, both of North Manchester; sister, Lois Norwood, Huntington; grandchildren, Cole (Sidney Reed) Mize, Katie Mize, Troy Michel, Cody (Niki) Michel, and Jade Michel; great-grandson, Henry Michel. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Fremont and Mary Michel.

A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia, Indiana, on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Larry Ray will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Gene A. Michel, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Posted on 2020 Nov 13