He was born Feb. 18, 1953, to Duane and Melva (Fultz) Piper. On Nov. 20, 1970, he married Virginia L. Keirn.
Mike was a heating and cooling contractor and had been a fire truck driver for North Manchester Fire Department and Chester Township Fire Department. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with those departments. He was an avid outdoorsman and a John Wayne fan.
He is survived by Duane (Joyce) Piper, North Manchester; his mother: Melva Gilbert, North Manchester; a son: Bob (Tiann) Aughinbaugh, Huntington, Ind.; a daughter: Michelle (Troy) Wilcoxson, Columbia City, Ind.; four grandchildren; a brother: Steve Aughinbaugh, Texas, Ind.; two sisters: Kris Marshall and Kay Aughinbaugh, both of North Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his father: Lee Aughinbaugh.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the church with Pastor J.P. Freeman.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester.
Memorials may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.