Michael Kreighbaum, 1953-2019

Michael L. Kreighbaum, 66, of Walkerton, IN, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

He was born March 5, 1953, in LaPorte County, IN, to Leroy Kreighbaum and Barbara (Meeks) Stifle.

Michael retired in 2005 from Accurate Castings, where he was a foundry worker for more than 20 years. He served his country in the United States Army. He liked to race cars in South Bend, do woodworking, and spend time with his children and grandchildren and his dogs.

On Sept. 1, 1973, Michael married Linda Dove, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Kevin) Weathers of LaPorte, IN, and Michelle (Robert) Noveroske of LaPorte; two sons, Brian (Christine) Kreighbaum of Lafayette, IN, and Glenn Kreighbaum of Laguna Hills, CA; four grandchildren, Katelynn (Bayron) Guzman, Kayla (Kharson) Nurnberg, Emily Kreighbaum and Abbi Kreighbaum; a great-granddaughter, Adelyn Guzman; two sisters, Susan (Wayne) Freeman of Portage, IN, and Kathy (Bryan) Brownlee of Michigan City, IN; a sister-in-law, Laurie Kreighbaum; and a brother, John Kreighbaum of Dowagiac, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stanley Kreighbaum.

Visitation will be from 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Roger Ash will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Michiana Humane Society, 722 Ind. 212, Michigan City, IN 46360; or LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. Ind. 2, LaPorte, IN 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

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