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Michael Smith

February 4, 1960 — April 23, 2020

La Porte

Michael Smith

Michael Steven Smith

February 4, 1960-April 23, 2020

Michael Smith, 60, of La Porte, IN, passed away Thursday April 23, 2020 at home surrounded by his family in La Porte.

He was born February 4, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of George and Patricia (Baker) Smith.

On June 2, 1984 Michael married Rhonda Ehrick Smith, who survives. He is also survived by his two sons, Jeremiah (Brandy) Smith of Union Mills, IN and Zachary Smith of La Porte; three Grandchildren, Emma, Blake, and Natalie Smith; his father George (Beverly) Smith of South Bend; three sisters, Cindy Gastel, Jennifer Smith, Terri Baker; two brothers, Scott and Mark Mead. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents and his mother Patricia Baker Smith.

A member of the First Christian Church, La Porte, Mike honorably served in the US Army 11th A.C.R. in Germany. He was a member of the Michigan City Rifle Club and of the Kankakee Valley Bass Angler's Club, among many others. Mike coached La Porte Pop Warner football for 22 years. He worked at the Smith Shell Service station, All Star Autos, Keller Limestone, and D&M Excavating as a mechanic and truck operator. Mike especially loved spending time with his family and friends camping, fishing, hunting, shooting, coaching, and woodworking.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Michael's Life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.

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