Michael Harvey, 72, of Saint Marys, died 5:30 A.M. Saturday, December 28, 2019, at his residence.
He was born August 9, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Maurice and Marie (Holocher) Harvey.
He married Rebecca Hecht on June 26, 1971, at Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys; she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his son, Steven Harvey of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; by a sister, Melanie (Rick) Sayler of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers-in-law, Richard (Sue) Hecht of Saint Marys; Roger (Merle) Hecht of Quinton, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mike graduated from Southside High School, Fort Wayne, Class of 1966. He served in the US Army from 1966-69. He was stationed at Army HQ in Berlin, Germany.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Saint Marys, and he also worked as a radio announcer at various radio stations in the area.
Mike loved HAM radio broadcasting and collected “railroadiana”. He was a wonderful mentor to young men, and always fought for the underdog. Mike reconditioned used bikes to give to the Wernle Youth and Family Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Indiana. Mike strongly believed in placing God first in his life, and family second.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church, Saint Marys, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant. Burial, with military honors offered by VFW Post 9289 and American Legion Post 323, will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the Organ Fund of Zion Lutheran Church.
Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral rites on Saturday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to Mike’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net
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