Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 7, 2012

Michael L. White

Aug. 30, 1951 - Dec. 5, 2012


— Michael L. White, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home surrounded by loving family, after a hard fought battle with lung cancer.

Michael was born Aug. 30, 1951 in Winamac to the late Peter and Helen White. In 2003, Michael married Ann Marie White.

He was a 1972 graduate of Taylor High School. He retired in 2009 from Kokomo Center School Corporation as a maintenance supervisor. After retiring, Michael continued his passion with “Mike White Painting,” displaying his tremendous work ethic. Michael also spent many early years of his career driving a semi-truck locally and nationally for various companies, including the United States Postal Service. Michael loved fishing with his brother Bill, spending time with his three grandchildren and caring for his yard and home. Michael attended Grace United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Ann, were baptized Nov. 29, 2012.

A special “thank you” goes to Dr. Andrew Spoljaric III, Dr. Carl, Cathy Kuenzli, Julie his nurse with St. Joseph Hospice and the entire St. Joseph Hospice team.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Marie White, Kokomo; daughter, Nichole L. Mills, South Bend; son, Beau M. White (wife, Jennifer), Noblesville; brother, William White (wife, Linda), Sharpsville; sister, Jana Marden, Kokomo; and three grandchildren, Harvey, Hunter, and Hannah Mills, South Bend.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Helen White; and his sister, Pamela Mayfield.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster St. Services celebrating Michael’s life will be at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Michael’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. You are invited to read Michael’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family or order flowers for the family.