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Michael “Mike” Willems

Michael “Mike” Willems, 63, of Columbia City, with ties to Huntington, died June 6, at his residence. 

Mr. Williams attended Huntington North High School and graduated with the Class of 1977.  He graduated from Huntington College in 1983.  Mike worked as an accountant. He volunteered at Columbia City Library and Parkview Whitley Hospital.

He was born Jan. 8, 1959, in Freeport, Ill., to Robert and Mary Lou Jarvey Willems. His wife, Jody Willems, survives in Columbia City.0

Additional survivors include children Mary (Andrew) Willems-Akers and Jason (Christa Beber) Cunefare, both of Fort Wayne, Lindsey (Al) Bishir, of Marion, Heather (Erik) Larr, of Markle; siblings Jennifer Willems, of Peoria, Ill., and Christopher (Lora) Willems, of Canute, Okla., and Richard (Lisa) Willems, of Roanoke; mother-in-law Judy Bornstein,  of Valparaiso; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;

DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Whitley County Humane Society.

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