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Michael D. "Mike" McKibben, 77, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1940, in South Bend, to David Alexander and Violet M. (Herr) McKibbin.
He graduated in 1959 from Central High School in South Bend and Ivy Tech in South Bend and was married Oct. 7, 1961, in South Bend, to Patricia J. "Pat" Ruch, who survives.
He was employed at GDC, Inc., in Goshen, for more than 20 years. He grew up in South Bend and moved to Millersburg 35 years ago from Wolcottville. He was affiliated with the Episcopal Church in Goshen and South Bend and former member of the American Legion in Millersburg. He was an avid fisherman and a Chicago Bears and Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his wife, Pat McKibbin of Millersburg; two daughters, Laurie Edwards of Millersburg and Michelle McKibbin of Ligonier; two sons, Daniel McKibbin of Millersburg and John (Leta) McKibbin of Ligonier; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ann McKibbin of Goshen, Laura (Steve) Tracey of Middlebury, and Loretta (Maury) Miller of Goshen.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.
A private family graveside will take place at a later date.
Preferred memorial may be given to AseraCare Hospice, 700 E Beardsley Ave Suite 2B, Elkhart, IN 46514.
To send condolences to the family in memory of Mr. McKibbin, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 6, 2017
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