Michael Van Wagoner, 72

Michael R. Van Wagoner, 72, of Butlerville, passed away on Saturday, January 6,
2024, at his residence. He was born on January 7, 1952, in South Bend, the son
of Glen & Dorthea (von Bergen) Van Wagoner. He was raised in South Bend,
Indianapolis and lived in Fairland for 37 years. He was a resident of
Butlerville since 2012. Michael was a member of a motorcycle club. He enjoyed
guns, classic cars, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and
his many pets and animals. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army in
Vietnam. He was married to Nancy Evelyn Parks in 2008 and she preceded him in
death on February 1, 2021. Survivors include his children, Robert (Connie) Van
Wagoner of New Whiteland, Joshua (Emily) Hilton-Van Wagoner of Fairland, Jake
Van Wagoner of Indianapolis, Jerry (Nikki) Van Wagoner of Elkhorn, Nebraska,
Mark (Michelle) Wiker of Madison, Margy Price of Madison, Andrew (Patricia) Rice
of Greensburg, Michelle Rice of Greenwood; his brother, Robert Van Wagoner of
Nipomo, California; his 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded
in death by his parents; his wives, Nancy Evelyn Van Wagoner, Roberta (Malcom)
Schoettle, and Emily (Briar) Van Wagoner; and his sister, Linda Van Wagoner. The
funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at
the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Malvin McCullough
officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Flat Rock Cemetery in Osgood, IN
with military graveside rites. A time of visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until
the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be
made to the family at www.bassgasper.com

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