Thomas P. “Tom”
Michelsen, age 68, of Valparaiso, Ind., formerly of Jackson Township for 24
years, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Porter Regional Hospital.
On April 4, 1946,
in Chicago, Ill., he was born the son of Thomas Hughes and Raefaella
Tom married Mary
Lou Schuller on October 7, 1972, In Riverdale, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are
daughters Susan (Shane) Wentz of Louisville, Ky., and Cheryl (Emilio) Mejia
of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; grandchild Reanna Nussbaum; siblings Jerome
(Frances) Michelsen, Judith Lamb and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and infant son Thomas Christopher Michelsen.
He was a member of
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and served our nation in the Air Force from
Visitation will be
Friday, April 18, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, from 10
a.m. to 12 p.m., with the service to follow on Saturday at 12 p.m., at
Moeller Funeral Home, Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind., with Father Roger
Bower officiating. Cremation will follow at Angelcrest Crematory.
In lieu of flowers
memorial donations the family asks donations be made to St. Agnes Day Center
and Wounded Warrior Project.