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Michael Harkin dies at 69

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Michael D. Harkin of Valparaiso passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the VNA Hospice Center. He was 69.

Born Sept. 25, 1941 in Gary, he was the son of John E. & Juliana M. (DeHorn) Harkin. He graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1959 and received a bachelorís degree from Valparaiso University. Mike had been a social worker with Porter County Department of Family and Child Services for many years and was a U.S. Army veteran. He will be fondly remembered for his many activist involvements, such as the Bailly Alliance. 

Survivors include his sister, Linda McMillan, and nephew, Brian McMillan, both of Valparaiso; many cousins; and his energetic canine companion, Abbey. He was preceded in death by his parents. 


Posted 12/6/2010