Michael Leo Spurgeon, age 77, of Mishawaka, Indiana, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka.
Michael was born August 20, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Jerome and Mayme Bruck Spurgeon. He graduated from Richmond High School and attended the College of Eastern Utah for one year. Michael served in the United States Air Force from January 1963 – September 1966. He was a railroad man and long haul trucker. Michael loved living in Scottsdale, Arizona, for 29 years. He was a member of Sunny Haven Recreation Park in Granger, Indiana. Michael was a life-long fan of Pink Floyd and enjoyed playing volleyball, golf, and cards.
Survivors include his wife of almost 33 years, Diana Dean-Spurgeon; children, Michael L. Spurgeon Jr. and Toni R. Spitzer, both of Indiana; grandchildren, Shaun McFadden of Indiana, Patrick McFadden of Texas, Mary Rose McFadden, Cody Spurgeon, and Zach Spurgeon, all of Indiana, Tyler Spurgeon of Japan, Gregory Spurgeon of Indiana, and Barbara Secor of Virginia; and brothers, Larry Spurgeon of Indiana and Jarry Spurgeon of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Rose Stringfield Spurgeon, who died in 1982; son, Gregory M. Spurgeon; parents; brother, Don Spurgeon; and special friends, Butch Sauer and John Nichols.
A graveside service for Michael Leo Spurgeon was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
As Michael said many times over the past few years, “NOBODY GETS OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE.”
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.