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Michael Lannie "Iron Mike" Simpson Obituary
Simpson, Michael Lannie "Iron Mike" Age 57, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Taylor, MI. Born in Gary, IN May 30, 1956 to the late Lannie and Marie Johnson-Simpson. He graduated from Andrean High School in 1974 where he was co-captain of the football team and fondly called "OJ". He continued his studies and graduated from Calumet College in 1991 and Keller Graduate School in 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Deborah and two children, Sean Michael and Stephanie Deborah Simpson of Indianapolis, IN; grandson, Christian Sean Michael of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters, Anita Marie Simpson Gary, IN and Dorothy (William) Morgan, Cypress CA; nephew, Rayshaun Hamilton; mother-in-law, Ruthie Mae Williford; brothers-in-law, Donald Edward Williford, Herman Derrick Williford all of Gary, IN, Dairon Lee (Kimberly) Williford of Buffalo, NY and Demetrius Terrel (Tiffany) Williford Chandler, AZ; uncles, Orneal and Kineal Brown of Gary, IN; aunts, Mercedes Robinson and Lolita (Frederick) Buchanan of Chicago, IL. Michael was a wonderful husband, father, mentor and confidant. Michael worked for United States Steel for over 35 years in many management capacities and various plants Gary Works, Midwest and Great Lakes. He also taught Labor Relations and many other Human Resource management classes at Indiana University Northwest. Visitation Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family hours from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary, IN. Funeral services Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Genesis Convention Center, Genesis Center Plaza, Gary, IN. Rev. David Nevilles, officiating. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN.

Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 12, 2013
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