Michael William Cuskaden, 75, passed away on Wednesday, October 20th at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Mike was born on November 25, 1945. He was the son of George H. and Elsie (Robbins) Cuskaden. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Paul High School.
Mike was drafted into military service in 1965 and was stationed in South Korea. He served in the the 80th Artillery, 7th Infantry Division, 8th Army during the Vietnam War Era and attained the rank of Sergeant.
Shortly after returning home in the fall of 1967, he met his wife Nancy on a blind date arranged by his sister Patty. Mike and Nancy (Nobbe) Cuskaden were married on April 27, 1968. They became the parents of 3 children; Michael Todd (Sally) Cuskaden, Christopher Chad (Tami) Cuskaden and Melissa Dawn (Chris) Bruns. Mike also had 8 grandchildren; Connor (fiancé Anna), Cory and Kendall Cuskaden, Ava and William Cuskaden, Delaney, Kellen and Declan Bruns.
Mike worked for a local electrician, Paul Volk, and then in January 1969 he went to work for the Decatur Co. REMC where he attained the position of lead lineman. Mike was always willing to help out other co-ops, as he worked Hurricane Ivan and Katrina in the south and snow and ice storms in the north. He retired in 2008 after 39 years.
After retirement, he kept busy doing electrical work and for the last several years mowing the Decatur Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. Mike was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church where he was a former usher and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. In earlier years, he was a volunteer member of the Greensburg Fire Department.
He loved spending time with his 8 grandkids attending all of their many activities. Whether it be sporting events, school programs, or dance recitals. You would often find him at afternoon coffee with his many friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and afternoon coffee buddies.
Besides his wife, children, and grandchildren, Mike is survived by one brother; Richard (Deidra) Cuskaden and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; George Robert, and sister; Patricia Ashley.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A rosary will be held beforehand at 3:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Meyer officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will take place at the St. Mary’s Cemetery following the funeral mass.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com