Michael Robert Mantle, age 66, of Albion, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Mike was born in South Whitley, Indiana on May 24, 1954 to the late Robert and Doris (Striggle) Mantle. In prior years, he was an auto mechanic for 24 years for Tom Kelley in Fort Wayne. For the past 26 years, Mike was employed with Newell Manufacturing. He married Diann Kay Fisher on June 28, 2003 near Kendallville. Family was everything to Mike and he loved spending as much time together with his family as he could. He also loved coaching baseball. Along with his son, Jason, he coached kids for many years, making a positive difference in their lives. He coached the Titans travel baseball team and high school baseball at Central Noble. Mike was a big-time sports fan. He cheered on the Chicago Cubs, the Bears and IU basketball. He also enjoyed woodworking and painting ceramics.
Wife, Diann Mantle of Albion.
Son, Jason and Whitney Meade of Kendallville.
Daughter, Jamie and Jeremie Mason of Hamilton.
Five grandchildren: Austin Bolen of Kendallville; Kaylee Bolen of Fort Wayne; Skyler Bolen of Kendallville; Lexi Meade and Parker Meade of Kendallville.
Two great grandchildren: McKenna Bolen and Brant Leigh Bolen.
Sister, Susan Mantle and niece, Rachael Mantle of Evanston, Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Susan Mantle.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 29th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Pine Hills Church, 615 Professional Way, Kendallville.
Services will be held Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Pine Hills Church. Pastor Marc Buwalda will officiate the funeral service.
Burial will take place following the service at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
Memorial donations may be made to his family.
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