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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Michael George Eikenberry

June 15, 1942May 21, 2020
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Michael George Eikenberry, 77, Kokomo passed away peacefully following complications due to lung cancer. One of Mike’s final wishes was to make a statement regarding smoking cigarettes.

“Please don’t smoke, it has claimed the life of my beloved wife and now mine. So please, for you and your loved ones please don’t smoke.”

Mike was born June 15, 1942 in Kokomo, IN to Wilbur and Adonis Eikenberry.

Mike, graduated Tipton HS in 1960. He was a life long resident of the Kokomo area.

He started BMJ Mold and Eng. in 1965 with two friends in a garage. He eventually bought out his partners and built the business up to 5 companies spread across 3 states. During this time Mike employed hundreds of people providing career advancement and opportunity to many aspiring tradesmen. In so doing he also provided income for many families in Kokomo, El Paso and Dearborn. He enjoyed life to its fullest. He was a licensed pilot, certified SCUBA diver, motorcycle enthusiast, long-standing member of the GWRRA and of course spending time with his family was among his favorite things.

Mike was preceded in passing by a much beloved previous wife and mother of 3 of his children Suzanne; His mother Adonis; his Father Wilbur, and brother Gayle Eikenberry.

Mike is survived by his wife Anita; two sisters; Susie (Verlin) Boggs and Becky (Bob) McJunkins; one brother Larry (Sherry) Hawks; 4 Children, Todd (Jayne), Ron (Deb) Watson, Cindy (Jason) Green, and Jim (Angella), along with 11 grandchildren Contessa (Perez Eikenberry), Michael, Malinda, Austin, Brock, Abby Green, Corry, Zack, Danielle, Ashley, Sidney Watson, 2 stepsons; Matthew & Kevin Kasper, 1 step grandson; Liam Kasper and 10 great grandchildren.

Those who knew Mr. Eikenberry would tell you he always had a smile on his face. He spread joy among all he met.

Visitation will be May 27, 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm at Ellers Mortuary Webster street with funeral services starting at 12:00pm. Burial will immediately follow the service in Hope Well Cemetery in Frankfort, IN. Pastor Jeff Sexton will be officiating.

The family will be hosting a celebration of life event later this summer. We will make an announcement at the services on Wednesday and place an ad in the Kokomo Tribune once time and date are established.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Ste 1180-S Indianapolis, IN 46204.

You can find Mike’s obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the registry and leave the family a message.

Services

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Kirk Hayman

May 25, 2020

My memory of Mike goes back to the early 1990s. Mike was so generous and supportive of Christian radio, WIWC FM 91.7. The station was new on the air, and Mike generously loaned a building he owned to serve as the home office and broadcast studio. It was across the street from BMJ Mold and Engineering. Mike was also a board member with the local group that started the station, and we had our meetings in a conference room at BMJ. As the former station manager during those early years, I was so grateful for Mike's exemplary support and generous giving. His tangible gifts plus the gift of his time, along with his unassuming demeanor, were a testimony to his Christian character that I will not forget.

Richard Norris

May 25, 2020

A good friend and a brother in Christ. Will be missed around the band of brothers breakfast table. We'll see you again Mike.

Contessa Perez Eikenberry

May 24, 2020

Many knew him as Mike, I knew him as Grandpa. My grandpa was : generous , grateful , caring , intelligent, an inventor, compassionate, fun loving, and patient, he loved God, his family and enjoyed life!
I admired him because when wanted to learn something he learned it , when he wanted to do something he did it! We are only given one life to live and he lived it to the fullest!
I am so grateful to have had him as my grandpa , and I’m willing to bet anyone who has the opportunity to meet him would agree that he was truly an amazing human being. 💕

Garry & Harriet Lippold

May 24, 2020

Mike's soft voice, intoxicating smile and silly Grin. will be missed by us as members of his Goldwing Family.
May your roads be smooth and the curves be endless, as you join family & friends who have gone before you. May God take your family in his arms in a Big GWRRA HUG!

Shirley K Startzman

May 23, 2020

May you Rest In Peace in the hands of our Lord.

Tom Lyons

May 23, 2020

So terribly sad to hear your father passed, Jim! He was truly a prince of a man .. loved and respected by everyone that knew him!
Still have regrets for not filling up the gas tank in his Cadillac!!
Michael Eikenberry will be missed.. he walked the walk with honor!

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