Kenneth Noel Michaels

4 October, 194023 April, 2021

Kenneth Noel Michaels, 80, of Nashville died Friday, April 23, 2021 at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born October 4, 1940 in Columbus to Elza Michaels and Cora Evelyn Hendershot Michaels. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Ault Michaels of Nashville; two sons, Devin (Cheri) Michaels and Greg Michaels both of Nashville; a daughter, Donna “Dee Dee” Singely; four grandchildren, Kenny Dale Michaels, Dylan (Mandy) Michaels, Jessica (Michael) Grelle and Jami (Jeremy) Mathis; two great grandchildren, Ellie Mae Michaels and Hope Lynne Mathis; a brother, Danny Michaels; a sister, Cora Darlene Roberts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Steve Michaels; and a daughter-in-law, Tammy Michaels.

Kenneth attended Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church and traveled around to most of the churches in the area playing music. He drove a truck for over 50 years, he enjoyed camping, spending time with his grandchildren and taking them camping and making music, he was well versed on the piano, guitar and mandolin.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, with Pastor Paul Hardin officiating. Burial will follow at Burkhart Cemetery. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Brown County Humane Society, 128 State Road 135 South, Nashville, IN 47448.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

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Otto Ray

26 April 2021

I didn't meet Ken until 6 or 7 years ago, but we had many good conversations, including a few about music!
I really admired how he lived his life. He was an excellent example of how followers of Christ should live.
Sad for the family, especially Doris, dealing with this tremendous loss, but happy that he is now with his Savior.
Praying for healing and comfort from the Great Comforter, God's Holy Spirit, for all his loved ones.

Naomi Shepherd

26 April 2021

I remember working with Kenny and Doris at Saps Bakery
Kenny was always special to me because we shared a special day
He was a kind gentle fun loving gentleman
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing
Prayers for Doris and his family

Jerry Lambert

26 April 2021

To Dory, family and friends, I send my condolences and prayers. I have only found memories of Kenny and Dory during our family get-togethers, so many years ago. May God bless you Ken.

Marion Robinson

25 April 2021

I remember Kenny and Doris when we were all young and they were working at Sap's Bakery and I worked in the sales room there. Time just flies. Sounds like Kenny had a large family who loved him. I am so impressed with his musical talents he had. Rest in peace Kenny. So sorry for your loss.

Jeff and Dayna Jozsa

25 April 2021

Kenny was a great man and a wonderful neighbor- always willing to lend a helping hand. We will miss hearing his guitar playin’ from our back porch and his friendly waves from his tractor. Prayers for his family💕

Cheri Michaels

24 April 2021

Kenny was my story teller . He loved telling me about his life and his trucking days and about his music. He would come here and play music for us and give great grand daughters and they would grab something and help him play. Kenny was the head of the Michael's family and will be missed terribly. I know he is using his Bible for his road map now cause this world was not his home. Have fun pap singing with the angels . See u on the other side. God bless all

Devin Michael's

24 April 2021

Love my Dad he's gonna be missed ,He was my trucking buddy ,my working buddy my best friend he and mom worked very hard to spoil my brother and I. Love ya Dad you will be missed.

Connie Prairie

24 April 2021

Kenny was a good man! He was my father in law for 9 years and always treated me good. He also used to be a sub bus driver when I was in school. I’ll never forget the first time I got on the bus when he drove, he asked me if they had to “pipe in the sunlight” because we lived so far out in the boonies! Kenny will be missed. Prayers for his family!

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