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Michael Horvath

July 9, 1950 — August 22, 2014

Michael Horvath


Michael Louis Horvath, 64, of Bridgman passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman with Reverend Father Arthur Howard officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 5-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Bridgman. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or Women’s Care Center, 360 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend IN 46617.

Mike was born July 9, 1950 in South Bend, the son of the late Louis G. and Lucille F. (VanLaecke) Horvath. On August 6, 1977 he married Carol D. Martin. Mike was a 1968 graduate of Washington High School in South Bend and a college graduate of IU South Bend. He began his career in law enforcement with the South Bend Police Department and then served as a Detective Sergeant with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. He went on to become a DEA Task Force Officer, Mike was the youngest person to be nominated to the DEA and FBI academy. Mike started at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in 1977 as a Shift Security Supervisor after leaving the law enforcement world. Following progressive positions in Quality Assurance, Mike took on a position as the very first Manager of the Employee Concerns Program. He retired from Cook in 2013 after 37 years of service. Mike was the past commodore of the Singapore Yacht Club, Saugatuck and was a member of the Corvette Coventry.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Carol; daughters - Emily Horvath of Buchanan and her children Ellie Horvath-Yerington, Bella and Presley Backus, and Erin (Frank) Tribfelner of Grand Rapids and daughter, Paityn Tribfelner; sister - Judith McLochlin of Mishawaka; nephews - Michael, Todd and Bill McLochlin and a niece - Julie Schneider; brother-in-law - David (Sally Joe) Martin of Alaska.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a beloved brother-in-law, William McLochlin.

Visitation

5-8 PM ,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106

Celebration of Life

11 AM ,Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106

Commital Service

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Graceland Cemetery
8550 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
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