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“My deepest sympathy Barb. It was a joy to have known Michael. He touched us all from day one in our office. Prayers to you and your loved ones to get...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Diane - Crown Point, IN

“Barb you are the rock, Mike was a gentle soul who loved his girls so much, when I first met u it was a blessing to see two people who loved each...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie Pattison - Cedar lake, IN

“Galia & Rob: Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your son Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless Him...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family in ther time of great loss. Too loose a husband, father, and grandfather so early in life. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Cameron-Rowe - PA

“So sorry to see this! My thoughts are with you and your family. I have a lot of great memories of Mike over the years, as must everyone. Hold onto...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer Brumfiel Richeson - FL

“I love you so much daddy. Growing up with you as my dad has been the greatest thing ever. I wouldn't be who I was without you. I learned everything...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Cheyanne Shoemaker - Daughter

“So very sorry for your loss ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Cindy Rude

“Dear Barb,I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Everyone who knew him was blessed to have...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Scott Gerstenkorn - Cedar Lake, IN

“Our deepest sympathy to your family. As I write this my mind is filled with so many memories and my heart aches for the loss of Mike! Not only did...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: JSusan Bieber - Cedar Lake, IN

“So very very sorry-prayers for all the family! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Audrey Ferrari - Shelton, WA

“I love u Michael and u will always be in my thoughts!!! U were a great guy with a big heart!!! So proud to have known u for so long!! ❤❤...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Alexis Fetsch - Abilene, TX

“So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Haven't seen him in a million years but we had a blast roller skating when we were younger. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Calhoun - Portage, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Trish Norvell - Benton Harbor, MI

“It is still so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that he is gone. We will miss him so much. We will cherish all our memories of him and always...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Steve and Tammy Szostek - Demotte, IN

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Michael (Mike) P. Shoemaker, age 45, of Cedar Lake, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 after a nine month battle with stomach cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara; two daughters, Ashley (Austin) Suprenant and Cheyanne Shoemaker, who is expecting Mike's first grandchild, Rylynn Michael; father and step-mother, Robert and Galia Shoemaker; mother Vikki Hartle; brother, Ben (Lisa) Shoemaker; sister, Becky (Mike) Knowlton, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mike was a proud member of Laborer's Local 81, a beloved employee of Town and Country Paving in DeMotte. In the fall and winter, you were most likely to find Mike sitting in a duck blind or walking a field with his daughters, father, and his beloved friends, which gave him the greatest joy.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11 am at the American Reformed Church, 1021 S. Halleck St., DeMotte, IN 46310. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be recieved by the family for stomach cancer research. Burdan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.