Michael Kiger, 2003-2019

Michael Douglas Kiger, 15, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at LaPorte Hospital.

He was born in LaPorte on July 14, 2003, to Ron M. Papke and Angie M. (Kiger) Miller.

Michael was very energetic, fun loving and sometimes annoying. He had a heart for animals, especially his pet chickens. He liked to make money and some people knew him as “Money Mike.”

Surviving are his father, Ron M. (Jessica) Papke of Trail Creek, IN; mother, Angie M. Miller of LaPorte; brother, Tyler Kiger of LaPorte; sister, Claire Papke of Trail Creek; sister, Mackenzie Miller of LaPorte; brothers, Kaleb and Braxton Miller of LaPorte; grandparents, Peggy George of LaPorte, Mary Bragg of Michigan City, IN, Doug (Laurie) Kiger Sr. of LaPorte and Belinda Bodie of Athens, AL; great-grandmothers, Mildred Cornelison and Grace Goers, both of LaPorte; and uncles, Doug Kiger Jr. of Las Vegas, NV, and Rick Cornelison of South Bend, IN.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bruce Bodie.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, with Pastor Nate Ward officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service.

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

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

9 Responses to “Michael Kiger, 2003-2019”

  1. Bob & Verna Wiles

    Jun 09. 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May Michael rest in peace.

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  2. Halen

    Jun 09. 2019

    I didn’t know him, really, but I went to his school. No one should ever have to lose their child. I’m so sorry for you guys.

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  3. Mark Montez

    Jun 09. 2019

    Rest in peace Michael

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  4. Vicki Roberts

    Jun 10. 2019

    My thoughts & prayers go to the entire family. Rest In Peace young man.

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  5. Zane and Kim Wade

    Jun 10. 2019

    Our deepest sympathy to you all for your loss . Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Pam

    Jun 10. 2019

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with all his family and friends.

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  7. Pam

    Jun 10. 2019

    My sympathies to his family and friends.

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  8. TAWNYA RISNER

    Jun 10. 2019

    Deepest sympathies to all the family.

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  9. Joveda wood

    Jun 11. 2019

    Angie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything you need please call me. Love you!!

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