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Michael "Mike" Willems

January 8, 1959 — June 6, 2022

Michael “Mike” Willems, age 63 of Columbia City, IN, passed away Monday June 6, 2022, at his residence.  Born on January 8, 1959, in Freeport, Illinois he was the son of Robert and Mary Lou (Jarvey) Willems.

Mike attended Huntington North High School and graduated with the Class of 1977.  He then attended Huntington College and graduated in 1983.  Mike worked as an accountant throughout his career.

Mike enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching Jeopardy, reading, and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan.  He also enjoyed volunteering at the Columbia City Library and Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Survivors include his wife Jody Willems of Columbia City; children Mary (Andrew) Willems-Akers and Jason (Christa Beber) Cunefare, both of Fort Wayne, Lindsey (Al) Bishir of Marion, Heather (Erik) Larr of Markle; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings Jennifer Willems of Peoria,IL, Christopher (Lora) Willems of Canute, OK, Richard (Lisa) Willems of Roanoke; mother-in-law Judy Bornstein of Valparaiso.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In accordance with the wishes of Mike, a private family service will be held at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Whitley County Humane Society.

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