Michael D. Aughinbaugh, 59, North Manchester, died at 9:24 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Feb. 18, 1953 to Duane and Melva (Fultz) Piper. On Nov. 20, 1970, Michael married Virginia L. Keirn.
Mike was a heating and cooling contractor and had been a fire truck driver for North Manchester Fire Department and Chester Township Fire Department. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with those departments. He was an avid outdoorsman and a John Wayne fan.
His wife, Virginia, survives Michael. Also surviving are Duane (Joyce) Piper, North Manchester; mother, Melva Gilbert, North Manchester; a son, Bob (Tiann) Aughinbaugh, Huntington; a daughter, Michelle (Troy) Wilcoxson, Columbia City; four grandchildren; one brother, Steve Aughinbaugh, Texas; two sisters, Kris Marshall and Kay Aughinbaugh, both of North Manchester. His father, Lee Aughinbaugh, preceded him in death.
A memorial service were held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 St. Rd. 114 W., North Manchester, IN.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Mike Aughinbaugh, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.