OBITUARY

Michael "Mike" D. Chapman

December 18, 1952April 23, 2021
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Michael David Chapman, 68, of Evansville, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at his home. He was born on December 18, 1952 to Harold and Royalene Chapman.

Mike was employed with Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers for 33 years. After retirement, he worked for Trinity United Methodist Church for 2 years. He had many passions in life but his greatest was the love he had for his family. Mike enjoyed watching his children and later his grandchildren participating in their various activities. He and Tana, his wife and high school sweetheart of 51 years, loved to travel. Many of their trips started with Mike waking up, looking over at Tana, and saying out loud “Road Trip” and off they went with no predetermined destination in mind. They traveled the country together. He enjoyed building custom homes for his family and remodeling homes that some wouldn’t consider worth their time. Mike could turn them from an eye sore into someone’s treasure. He loved the Aces, Go Aces! His family will forever cherish the unconditional love he had for his wife and family, his quirky sense of humor, his obsession with his bulldogs, and his love for Polar Pops.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Harold and Royalene and his brother, Rick Chapman.

Mike is survived by his wife, Tana; children, Kara Alexander (Jon), Nick Chapman (Deanna), Alisa Chapman (Jason Hausmann), and Jody Chapman (Jessie); grandchildren, Logan Mayes, Isaac Alexander, Lillian Chapman, Samuel Chapman, Ava Alexander, Cavin Chapman, Salima Chapman, and Alayna Cole; niece, Holly Chapman; nephews, Chris and Shawn Chapman; mother, Wanda Chapman; the Wentzel Family; many great-nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friends, Stan Wilmes (Candy) and Eric McMichael (Linda).

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Alexander East Chapel. Entombment will follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Monday, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital Music Therapy, in honor of Luke Chapman, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or to the ALS Foundation, in memory of Cindy Wentzel Crowe, 7202 East 87th Street, Suite 102, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256.

  • FAMILY

  • Tana Chapman, Wife and High School Sweetheart of 51 years
  • Kara Alexander (Jon), Daughter
  • Nick Chapman (Deanna), Son
  • Alisa Chapman (Jason Hausmann), Daughter
  • Jody Chapman (Jessie), Son
  • Logan Mayes, Grandson
  • Isaac Alexander, Grandson
  • Lillian Chapman, Granddaughter
  • Samuel Chapman, Grandson
  • Ava Alexander, Granddaughter
  • Cavin Chapman, Grandson
  • Salima Chapman, Granddaughter
  • Alayna Cole, Granddaughter
  • Holly Chapman, Niece
  • Chris and Shawn Chapman, Nephews
  • Wanda Chapman, Mother
  • The, Wentzel Family
  • Stan Wilmes (Candy), Lifelong Friends
  • Eric McMichael (Linda), Lifelong Friends
  • Harold and Royalene, Loving Parents (deceased)
  • Rick Chapman, Brother (deceased)
  • Mike also leaves behind many great nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Entombment

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Memories

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Eric McMichael

April 27, 2021

Gonna miss my good friend Mike. Many memories of Mike and the Chapman family growing up.
We can't tell you Tana and family what a good man Mike is, as I'm quite sure you all know. He loves his family more than anything else.
Our friendship spans 50+ years and he treated me just like a brother. I always new Mike had my back.
It wasn't just Mike, It was always Mike & Tana. Keep his memory alive as I know we always will.
Love, Eric & Linda McMichael

Mary Bennett

April 26, 2021

Tana,

I was so sorry to hear about Mike. I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you during this difficult time. Mary Bennett

Adam Gann

April 25, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Chapman family. Mike was such an awesome individual and an unbelievable father to my dearest friend, Jody. Treasure the beautiful memories and bring a smile to your faces during this difficult time in life. Our sincerest condolences.

Adam, Shelley, & Adalyn Gann

Pam Rickenbaugh

April 24, 2021

Sending prayers and my deepest sympathy to Tana and the Chapman family. Mike was such a great friend, husband, father, grandfather and will be missed by so many.
Love to each of you _ Pam

Cathy Osborne

April 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed working with Mike. So kind and polite. Talked about his Family all the time.
Sympathy and Prayers 🙏🏻
Cathy Osborne

carol lannert

April 24, 2021

My heart goes out to the Chapman family. Tana and Mike were lifelong soul mates, raising 4 wonderful loving kids. Mike was always there for family and friends, he will be dearly missed. hugs, Carol xxxooo

Mary Jean Mason

April 23, 2021

Our beloved Mike. You made coming to work a day of laughter and joy. Trinity only had you for a short time but in that time you warmed our hearts. You lovingly took care of a 150 yr old building making sure all things needing repaired, redesigned or painted was done to perfection. (No one will ever tell how you painted in the yellow room) ha!
My heart is broken, but we will meet again in heaven one day.

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Biography

Michael David Chapman, 68, of Evansville, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at his home. He was born on December 18, 1952 to Harold and Royalene Chapman.

Mike was employed with Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers for 33 years. After retirement, he worked for Trinity United Methodist Church for 2 years. He had many passions in life but his greatest was the love he had for his family. Mike enjoyed watching his children and later his grandchildren participating in their various activities. He and Tana, his wife and high school sweetheart of 51 years, loved to travel. Many of their trips started with Mike waking up, looking over at Tana, and saying out loud “Road Trip” and off they went with no predetermined destination in mind. They traveled the country together. He enjoyed building custom homes for his family and remodeling homes that some wouldn’t consider worth their time. Mike could turn them from an eye sore into someone’s treasure. He loved the Aces, Go Aces! His family will forever cherish the unconditional love he had for his wife and family, his quirky sense of humor, his obsession with his bulldogs, and his love for Polar Pops.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Harold and Royalene and his brother, Rick Chapman.

Mike is survived by his wife, Tana; children, Kara Alexander (Jon), Nick Chapman (Deanna), Alisa Chapman (Jason Hausmann), and Jody Chapman (Jessie); grandchildren, Logan Mayes, Isaac Alexander, Lillian Chapman, Samuel Chapman, Ava Alexander, Cavin Chapman, Salima Chapman, and Alayna Cole; niece, Holly Chapman; nephews, Chris and Shawn Chapman; mother, Wanda Chapman; the Wentzel Family; many great-nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friends, Stan Wilmes (Candy) and Eric McMichael (Linda).

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Alexander East Chapel. Entombment will follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Monday, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital Music Therapy, in honor of Luke Chapman, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or to the ALS Foundation, in memory of Cindy Wentzel Crowe, 7202 East 87th Street, Suite 102, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256.