Allan Devaux Michael, 85, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2019 at his home in Sheridan.

Born Nov. 25, 1933 in Camden, Ind., he was the son of the late Merle E. and Della G. (Hanna) Michael.

Not too long after graduating with the Sheridan H.S. Class of 1953, he enrolled in one of Chrysler's four-year tool and die making apprenticeship programs that were being held at Arsenal Tech. About half way through the program, Mr. Michael went to serve his country with the United States Navy. Upon returning home from the service, he finished his apprenticeship. That program was the beginning of a 35 year career with the Chrysler Corporation before taking his retirement on Nov. 25, 1988.

On June 6, 1954, Mr. Michael married the love of his life Patricia at the Terhune E.U.B. Church

Mr. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, and shooting trap. He also enjoyed bowling with his league in Frankfort. He was a Colts fan and racing fan, following both NASCAR and Indy Car throughout the years. His most favorite activities, however, were those that he was able to participate in with his family. Qualification day at IMS was one of those activities. He also loved doing things with his late wife Patty.  Mr. and Mrs. Michael loved going square dancing and playing euchre. They played regularly with many of their friends from church. Traveling was another favorite family activity. They would often go on cross country camping adventures when the kids were young. In their later years, they traveled to Florida for the winter months. This was a tradition that they enjoyed for 21 years.

Mr. Michael was a member of the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and also attended the Terhune United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Superintendant for many years.

Survivors include his two sons, Steven D. (Annette) Michael of Sheridan and Jeffrey L. (Donna) Michael of Frankfort; four grandchildren, Steven (Cheyanne)Michael Jr., Jeffrey A. Michael, Christina (David) Koehler and Elizabeth (Richard) Olovich; thee great-grandchildren, Sophia Olovich, McKenna Koehler and Layla Koehler; and by his sister-in-law Winnie Lou (Harris) Michael of Terhune.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brian Scott Michael; two brothers, Daniel Michael and Dale Evan Michael; and by his wife, Patricia Joan Michael on July 15, 2018.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Hills Cemetery in rural Clinton County. The Rev. Kevin Bragg and the Rev. Rick Birden will be officiating.  Family and friends may pay their respects 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be presented to Riley Children's Hospital.