Jon M. "Mike" Pefley, 66

Jon Michael “Mike” Pefley, 66, Marion, passed away peacefully in his home at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born in Wabash, to the late Homer and Amagene (Fogel) Pefley.

He married Terri Cooper on Nov. 11, 1995, and she survives.

Mike was a graduate of Southwood High School. He was a Journeyman Die Maker at the Marion General Motors for 34 years. Mike was an avid motorcycle rider and was a longtime member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). He also served as President of the Local H.O.G. Chapter. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and was a Rider Safety Instructor for 11 years.

He volunteered as a driver for Cancer Services of Grant County, and was a huge supporter of the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders. Mike was also an accomplished trap shooter for many years and member of Deer Creek Conservation Club.

In addition to his wife, those surviving Mike include his step-daughters, Amy (Richard) Crooks and Sarah Johnson, both of West Lafayette; grandchildren, Olivia, Kameron, and Andrew Crooks, and Haley Romero; brothers, Mark Pefley, Pendleton, and Karl N. “Nick” (Cindy) Pefley, N. Fort Meyers, Florida; nieces and nephews, Vaughn, Victoria, Braden, and Winston Pefley, Corey (Anne), Andrew (Lindsey), Brett, Stacey, and Kyle Cooper, Amanda (Brennan) Simmons, Kati (Josh) Crick, Christopher Cooper, Kyleigh Cooper, and John Finley; and extended family, Felix Romero and Michelle Hart.

Also preceding Mike in death were grandparents, Amassa (Pauline) Fogel and Homer (Flossie) Pefley; mother- and father-in-law, Merrill (Wava) Cooper; uncle, Paul Fogel; and brother-in-law, George Bauer.

There will be a Celebration of Mike’s life from noon to 4 p.m. April 18, 2015, at The Gardens of Matter Park.

Arrangements were entrusted to Integrity Funeral Care, 2901 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46953.

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Posted on 2015 Mar 26