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Michael J. Lose

December 13, 1984 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 34)

Michael J. Lose, 34, of Decatur, IN passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. Michael was born on December 13, 1984 in Bluffton, IN, son of Joseph J. and Erica G. (Schmitt) Lose.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School, Bellmont High School Class of 2003, and received his Associates in Culinary Arts from Ivy Tech.

Mike worked at Back 40 Junction for 14 years, most recently as Kitchen Manager. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with his friends at DZ Gaming.

He is survived by his parents, Joe and Erica Lose of Decatur; a brother, Erik Lose of Ft. Wayne; a sister, Janelle Lose of Ft. Wayne; maternal grandfather, Don Schmitt of Decatur; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carolyn Schmitt and paternal grandparents, James and Alvera Lose.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 2:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling 1 hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert will be officiating and burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Cancer Services of NE Indiana or Hanna Nuttman Park Project.

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