Michael Clevenger — UPDATED
Michael “Mike” Clevenger, of Warsaw, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the age of 76 with his loving wife, Sherlene, by his side. He was born on July 19, 1946, in Muncie to Gail and Mildred Meyer Clevenger.
Mike graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1964 before enlisting in the Navy in 1967. He served his country honorably before returning home to pursue a successful career in banking and real estate. He worked as a branch manager for American National Bank and Central Bank and Trust in Muncie, as circulation manager for The Paper, and as a realtor in North Webster and Florida. He was also very proud to be one of several amenities managers in the Florida Fountain Lakes Community in which he and his wife lived. Mike was a dedicated, hard worker but always put his loved ones first.
On April 24, 1973, Mike married his true love, Sherlene Flannery. They first met when Mike was working at the bank, and they shared their first date on New Year’s Eve. The two celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing.
In addition to his professional achievements, Mike was an avid bowler who proudly earned a spot in the Bowler Hall of Fame. He loved going to national bowling tournaments around the country where he made lifelong friends. Mike also enjoyed spending time at casinos. When he wasn’t bowling or gambling, Mike could be found on the water, deep sea or lake fishing and boating with his wife. He also enjoyed playing golf and tennis as well as dancing with Sherlene.
Mike’s sense of humor was legendary among those who knew him. His wit was matched only by his big heart and incredible empathy for others. Those who were lucky enough to know him will miss his trusting nature as well as his sarcastic charm.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Sherlene Clevenger; daughter-in-law, Laurie Clevenger; granddaughter Bailey Beck Cleveland (Grant); nieces and nephews who were considered grandchildren, Amber Flannery Marcum (Lee), Sarah Burney (Sarah D.), Ryan Flannery (Ashley), Brandon Flannery, Julie Flannery Sovizdraniuk (Slava), Katelyn Burney Marcum (Chris), Megan Flannery, Scott (Alice) Clevenger, Michelle Weismiller, Gary (Kimberly) Clevenger and Cindy Bell; great-nieces and nephews who were like great-grandchildren, Chase, Hunter, Evan and Will Flannery, Kisen, Lane and Calan Marcum, Ruby and Miles Marcum, Roman and Emma Sovizdraniuk, Cory (Yelenna) Clevenger, Jordan Clevenger, Dallas, Austin and Houston Bryant, Matthew (Faith) Clevenger and Hanna Bell; great-great-nieces and nephews who were like great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Fallon Clevenger, and Cooper and Cameron Clevenger (twins); brother, Jerry Clevenger (Rose); and extended family, Sharen Clevenger, Dale Flannery (Gayle), Wayne Flannery (Roxanne), David Flannery, and Zaneda Flannery Burney (Gary). He was preceded in passing by his parents; sons, Jamey Lynn Clevenger and Anthony Michael Clevenger; and brother, Ronnie Clevenger (Sharen).
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with the care of Mike. Friends may join his family there, 2000 Sheridan St., Warsaw, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4. His Life Celebration® service will begin at 3:30 p.m. For those wishing to make a donation in honor of Mike, memorial gifts are appreciated to Stillwater Hospice. To leave a condolence or send flowers, please visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com.