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Michael Donald MeyerApril 18, 1954 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 63)
Often referred to as the “Mayor of Napoleon,” Michael Donald Meyer……sadly at the age of 63, passed away Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Mike was born April 18, 1954 in Batesville, Indiana to the late Donald Leonard and Carol Jean Howe Meyer. He graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1972 and on August 10, 1974, he married Shirley Jean Carman at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. They started their lives in Napoleon and would remain there throughout their 43 years of marriage.
Mike had been a carpenter all of his life. He first started with Napoleon Lumber Company and was with them a little over 16 years before he decided to go on his own! He worked many years for different people in Ripley County and the surrounding areas. Along with this, he was a master craftsman in woodworking. He loved making wooden bowls, walking canes and many other items. As his family said, “he just plain loved to tinker in the garage.”
Other hobbies he enjoyed included hunting, fishing and watching dirt track racing. Mike was a past member of the Osgood Moose Lodge and the Napoleon Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife Shirley J. Carman Meyer of Napoleon, one son, Ian (Angie) Michael Meyer of near Osgood; one daughter, Amy Lynn Meyer and friend Ronnie Thomas of Napoleon, along with sister in law Barabara Waecheter, brother in laws Mike (Shannon) Carman, Mark (Susan Murphy) Carman, and Rick (Jennifer) Carman.
Granddaughters include Dayanarah Lee, McKenna and McKylee Meyer, Casey and Katey Evans, Kaylee Muckerheide, Cheyanna Meyer and Brittany Pickett. Grandsons include McLaine Meyer, Brenden Lee, Hunter and Skyler Meyer. One great grandson also survives, Emmett Tucker Johnson, along with several niece and nephews.
A Celebration Of Life will be scheduled in the near future.