Michael Shay, 55

Published 8:28 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Michael Shay, 55
April 4, 1956 — Nov. 27, 2011

Michael J. Shay, 55, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at his home in Vandalia.
He was born April 4, 1956, in Elkhart, Ind., to Richard and Rebekah (Doctor) Shay. He married Debbra Seager on April 28, 1979, in Cassopolis.
He was a service technician for Motor Electric in Elkhart. Mike felt very blessed for the compassion that they extended to him and his family that went beyond that of merely employer/employee.
Michael is survived by his wife, Debbra Shay of Vandalia; one daughter, Amy (Brandon) Balentine of Schoolcraft; one son, Jonathan (Michelle) Shay, stationed in Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren, Luke and Mason Balentine, Lyla Carlson and Isabelle Shay; three brothers, Guy (DoraLee) Shay of Denver, Robert Shay of Cassopolis, and Timothy (Susan) Shay of Mishawaka, Ind.; and four sisters, Kathleen Moreland, Laureen Shay, both of Elkhart, Colleen (Nick) Nickerson of LaPorte, Ind., and Kristine (Axel) Hasto of Montrose, Calif.
Family and friends will gather Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 313 North Broadway St., Cassopolis, from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Donald G. Potts officiating.
Interment will follow in Shavehead Cemetery, Porter Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.
Online condolences may be sent to wagnercares.com.