Mikel “Mike” Lew Greene, 69, Pierceton, passed away July 27, 2020, at 1:10 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. On April 21, 1951, Mike was born in Wabash, to Norman L. and Madelyn R. (Knoop) Greene.
Mike graduated from Manchester High School in 1969. On April 5, 1968, Mike married Patty Gushard. They were remarried on September 8, 2004 and spent a total of twenty-eight years together. He enjoyed going on cruise ships and has been to Greece, Italy, and Mexico. Mike relished his time working and rebuilding cars and watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. Mike worked as a steel fabricator for Helgeson Steel, Inc., in Elkhart, Indiana, for many years, retiring in 2013. He was a workaholic particularly when it came to working outside. He found any excuse he could to be outside in nature. He especially loved to fish. The most important aspect of life to Mike was his family. He loved making them laugh and loved each one of his children and grandchildren from the oldest to the youngest. In every grandchild, a piece of him can be seen.
The loving memory of Mikel “Mike” Greene will be forever cherished by his wife, Patty Greene, Pierceton; son, Brian Greene, Elkhart; four daughters, Bridget Greene, Fort Wayne, Pascha DuBois, Rochester, Gretchen Carter, Pierceton, and Ashley (Nicholas) Palermo, Elkhart; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Mikel “Mike” Greene, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 1048 South 325 East, Pierceton, IN 46562.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.