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Obituary: Michael John Cooley

February 8, 1966 – January 24, 2024

Michael John Cooley Michael John Cooley, age 57, of Demotte, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Beloved husband of Nancy Cooley, nee Palmer. Loving father of Robert (Lindsay) Waight, Zachary Cooley, Elizabeth Waight, and Samantha Waight. Cherished grandfather of Gabriella Waight, Cassandra Waight, and Jeremiah Waight. Dear brother of the late John (Sandra) Cooley and Kathy (Michael) Caves. Fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Tommy and Mary Cooley, and by his step-father Dale “Pops” Coffey.

Visitation Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 8924 1200 N, Demotte, IN with Pastor Joe Kenning officiating. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to The Cooley Family.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

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