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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

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OBITUARY

Michael Alan Hookman

February 24, 1979June 26, 2020
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Michael Alan Hookman, 41, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born February 24, 1979 in Blue Island, IL, to Robert A. and Maria T. (Palomo) Hookman whom survives. He is also survived by his two sisters Jessica (James) Isca and Julie Hookman. He graduated from Snider High School in 1998 and ITT Tech. He lived in Fort Wayne, IN and worked as an electrical engineering technician at ITT Industries and UTEC. He was a loving and generous son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend. He loved spending time with his family. His hobbies included movies, fishing, cars, photography, and technology. Memorial gathering will be Friday July 3, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at D.O McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, IN. Private entombment at the Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an Educational Scholarship Fund for Michael’s nephews in care of Robert Hookman. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com

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Carmen (Schorey) Babcock

July 6, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Mike's family. I grew up with Mike and we were good friends in H.S. There were 3 of us and we were like peas in a pod. Over the years, it became harder to keep in touch and life got in the way. He will be missed. Hookman's, you have many people praying for your loss. May Mike rest in peace.

Ashley Hillyard

July 3, 2020

Mike was such a genuinely nice guy and will be dearly missed. He had the friendliest smile and always gave a warm hug when coming and going. Rest in peace, Mike.

Mariana Hillyard

July 3, 2020

There are so many memories to share. Mike you will always have a special place in my heart. Your beautiful smile and warm hugs brought joy to everyone you met.

My big cousin was someone that I could always look up to. He was the cousin to me that knew everything with technology. Also, the person that knew the movies and shows that were good or the ones to stay away from and that was always our favorite topic to talk about. His conversation will be missed.

With our age difference, I was the cousin that always had to wait to hang out with the “big kids”. It would always break my heart when everyone would leave Aunt Teresa’s house and go to Mike’s house because that was the hang out spot. The first time I was finally allowed to go to Mike’s house after a family gathering I was so excited I couldn’t contain myself. His house to me was somewhere that if I was included then I was apart of that group of “big kids”. Never did I expect many years later that Mike would generously allow my family to live in his home for almost 6 months while we waited for our house to be built. That was the kind of person he was, a family guy. I know that he cared for family so much.

He is shining down on us and watching us. He loves each of us so much and that’s what warms my heart. I know that you are watching us grow like you have been your whole life. You have been able to see me become who I am and you will be with me as I still grow. I see you so much in Blake Isca it is unbelievable. And now it is my turn to watch him and Lucas grow and guide them like you did to me❤️
I love you so much

Joseph & Mary Jane Novosel

July 3, 2020

Bob and Maria,
Mary Jane and I want to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of Michael at such a young age. The Hookman and Palomo families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Esteban Hillyard

July 3, 2020

I love you Mike. This doesn't feel real. You were always there, always inclusive, you taught me many things, so much of who I am is because I wanted to be just like you. Fishing, hacky sacking, yo-yoing, video games, music, computers, Legos, movies. I'm so thankful for you, and the love and time you've given me through the years. When Liam was born, you were always on the floor playing with him, in the pool swimming with him. Treating him just like you did me, as I grew up. You were a light in this world, and I'll be sure to try my hardest to continue being like you, the best I can. You were like a big brother to me, just like you were to so many of us. We are all better because you were a part of our lives.
I love you man I really do and my heart is hurting. Wish I could give you one more of those big hugs.

Thomas Brooks

July 3, 2020

To Mike's Friends & Family: You have my deepest sympathies.

George & Elisabeth Pappas

July 2, 2020

There are no words ... having had the pleasure of knowing Michael from the time he was a boy, his gentleness of spirit and his appreciation of simple joys were evident. We have such fond memories of fishing trips together and adventures in Canada and Michigan. We will miss Michael terribly. Sending much love to the whole family and keeping Bob and Teresa, the girls and extended family in our prayers!

Maria Palomo Gonzales

July 2, 2020

How can anyone say good bye to a loved one? Someone who you will never see again. The pain is unbearable. Mike, you were a special kind of person, loved by everyone. Thank you Mike, for all the wonderful times, good memories. Everyone in our Palomo/Hookman family will indeed treasure some kind of moment or story that included you. I can just feel your big gigantic hug. We love you. My biggest saddest condolence to my sister Teresa and her husband Bob. You raised a good son. Rest assured he is in good hands now.

Matt Miokovic

July 2, 2020

I have many great memories created with time spent with Mike and friends.

As young drivers, Mike and I had coincidently bought the same car (Honda Civic hatchback both in red) and spent many hours researching how to make it faster. We worked on adding motor upgrades and always discussed our findings as to how each upgrade benefitted our rides!

We spent many hours playing video games at his parents house and many more at the house he had bought for himself. Mike always loved technology and the latest and greatest advancements made in electronics. This is something I appreciate to this day, and I attribute it to Mike. From connecting his computers to his TV, to advanced lighting in his house (this was a big deal in early 2000’s) he loved it all.

Life got busy the older we got and I am saddened I didn’t get to see much of Mike. It was always fun catching up and talking about the times of the past.

I will pray for you and your family Mike, as they have lost a great Son, brother, and uncle. Rest In Peace and I will see you again someday.

Consuelo Palomo-Koehler

July 2, 2020

So many memories to share how do you pick one? I remember the hugs, the smile, the humor, the inquisitive nature as a child as well as the child in the man with his love of games, movies, technology. He loved to fish and insisted his mom fish with him on the back of the pontoon. His last gift to her was a fishing pole for her birthday. He was proud of his garden, researched the best way to start seeds, plant, organize and care for his crop. Seeing his garden, I do not blame him in his pride for it! What I remember most of all is his steadfast love for his family and they for him. This is the bind that will never cease, wane or go away. This is what will transfer the pain we all feel right now to memories warm and sweet later, but for now we grieve deeply for our loss. Blessings Micheal; we will miss you . I love you into forever. Aunt Connie

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