Daniel T. Michels

May 23, 1983 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 37)


Daniel Thomas Michels, age 37, passed away at his home on Monday, May 17, 2021.  Danny was born on May 23, 1983 in LaGrange, Indiana to Robert Thomas and Dawn Elaine (Rutherford) Michels.  He graduated from Lakeland High School in 2001. On June 8, 2012 he married Kasey Jo Darnell in LaGrange.  Danny was a group leader at the RV manufacturer KZ Industry.  He was the ultimate sports nut and enjoyed many activities such as slow pitch softball, coaching his daughter’s little league teams in South Milford, and especially his water sports on Dallas Lake.  He had a strong passion for music, was an avid Colts fan and also enjoyed his Xbox and Nintendo games. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include:
His wife, Kasey of Kendallville.
Parents, Robert and Dawn Michels.
Daughter, Zhoee Michels of Huntertown.
Daughter, Madison Myers of Kendallville.
Daughter, Courtlyn Myers of Kendallville.
Son, Marcus Myers of Kendallville.
Brother, Jim Michels and Alisha Leatherman of LaGrange.
Brother, Eddie Jay and Melody Michels of LaGrange.
Mother-in-law, Catherine Page of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Tiffany Anadon of Kendallville.
Five nieces; Kaelee, Kyiah, Brooklyn, McKenzie and Lakota.
Three nephews; Justin, Lincoln and Jace.
Danny was preceded in death by his Grandma and Grandpa Michels, Grandma Barbara Weddle, Father-in-law, William Darnell, Uncle Rick Michels, Aunt, Diane Michels and lifelong friend, Gabe Mertens.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers are Jason Beachy, Brian Thompson, Doug Myers, Mark Evenson, Harley Yoder, Jake Lazzarino, Lonnie Huskey, Blane Diehl, Robbie Hohenstein and Brock Thompson.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


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May 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
May 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

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