Michael Dwane Gill, 62, of Tiffin, went to be with his parents at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Mike was born April 21, 1950, to the late Robert N. and Laura (Estep) L. Gill. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Robert L. and Drusilla E. Estep.
Michael is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda D. (Biller) Gill; a daughter, Melody N. (Harold) Gilliland Jr.; a son, Joseph M. (Jennifer) Gill; five grandchildren, Cordell L., Travett N., Cooper D. and Mackenzie L. Gilliland and Hannah J. Gill; three brothers, Robert W. (Shirly) Gill, Rodger L. (Adele) Gill and Patrick N. (Diana) Gill; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Mike was an avid fan of the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Mike worked for Bill's TV, Ralph's Appliance and Gold Bond Furniture as a delivery man. Throughout working at all those places, Mike worked at Excel Wire for 28 years until it closed. He ended up retiring from Heinz, Fremont, in September 2010.
In earlier years, Mike loved to play Santa Claus for family and friends and at the Tiffin Mall. Michael was loved by everybody and will be dearly missed.
There will be visitation for family and friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-1221. There will be no burial or funeral at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.