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Michael J. "Mike" Detwiler


June 27, 1950 - Nov. 7, 2013 OSCEOLA - Michael J. "Mike" Detwiler Sr., 63, of Osceola, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013, in his residence. He was born June 27, 1950, in Elkhart, to Noble Manford Detwiler Jr. and Innabelle O. (Meyers) Detwiler. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, M. Darlene Detwiler of Osceola; son, Michael J. "Mike" Detwiler Jr. of Hooks, TX; daughter, Stephanie Darlene Detwiler of Osceola; 3 grandchildren, Alysha Darlene Detwiler, Dominic Stephen Baker and Madison Riley Baker, all of Osceola; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Wayne Detwiler, and a grandson, Daniel James Detwiler. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He later worked as a welder for over 40 years prior to his retirement. Mike was a member of the American Legion Post 308 in Osceola. The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday, November 10, 2013, and 1 hour prior to the 1:00 P.M. funeral service on Monday, November 11th, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart. Brother-in-law, William Baylis Nitchell, and nephew, Neil J. Davis, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Military graveside honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps and the American Legion Post 308 in Osceola. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 9, 2013
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