Michael "Mike" Lee Arney, 68, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Northwest Hospital, La Porte after a short battle with brain cancer.
Mike was born on July 30, 1953, to Dr. Amos and Dorothy (Knable) Arney. On June 10, 1978, in La Porte, IN, he married Linda (Knoll), who survives. Also surviving is their daughter, Rachel (Daniel) Randoph of Springport, IN; 3 grandchildren, Gabe, Victor, and Blaine; his brothers, Terry (Allison) Arney and Samuel (Jennifer) West; sisters, Elizabeth (Steve) Woodrick, Barbara Shiels, Elizabeth Pollock, and Mary (David) West Morf; as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Barbra Arney; his stepmother, Juanita Arney; brother, Charles West; sister-in-law, Diane (Richard) Young, and brothers-in-law, William Shields and John Pollock.
Mike loved 70s and 80s music, working on projects around the house, and was happiest when working on and driving his Jeep to Moab, UT to ride the trails with friends and buddies. He watched old Westerns, karate films, and military epic movies and enjoyed relaxing in his recliner with Rubi, Izzy, or Gracie the cat on his lap. Mike collected car parts and tools, replacing those he couldn't find in his maze of workbenches.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A Memorial Celebration will be held once the snow is gone.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be purchased, but that memorial contributions be sent to a cause of the donor's choice or to a humane shelter of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be shared online at www.cutlercares.com.