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Thomas Michelsen service Thursday

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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 Michelsen.

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 1965-69.

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.


Posted 4/16/2014