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Mike Boocher

Mike Boocher, 65, Orland, Ind., died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born April 7, 1952, in Angola, Ind., to Lewis Elmer and Pearl Agnes (Bailey) Boocher.

    He was a 1972 graduate of Prairie Heights High School and worked for many years at Douglas Autotech Corporation in Bronson, Mich. He joined the Orland Fire Department in 1977 and served most recently as the chief engineer.  He was a member of the SAL at Orland American Post 423.

    He was married November 21, 1971, in Orland, Ind., to Connie Sue Beaty. She survives.

    Also surviving are two children, Michael A. Boocher, Orland, Ind., and Susan Boocher, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Mike Jr., Tyler, Cody, and Michelle; three sisters, Anna ONeal, Union City, Mich., Luanne Beekman, Coldwater, Mich., and Rosemary (Richard) Dowidat, Angola, Ind.; and one brother, Chuck (Linda) Boocher Sr., Orland, Ind.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Ivan ONeal and Howard Beekman.

    Visitation is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 3, at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.

    Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.

    Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to Orland Fire and Rescue or the Assembly of God in Angola, Ind.

    Online condolences may be sent at

    Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.