Michael "Mike" Waak, 57

Michael “Mike” L. Waak, 57, of LaFontaine, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehab in LaFontaine.

He was born to the Ronald Lee Waak of LaPorte, and the late, Carol (Myers) Waak on Dec. 5, 1958, in Michigan City.

Mike graduated in 1976 from Rolling Prairie High School and auto mechanic school at Tucker College. Mike married Gail Williams on November 18, 2006, they moved to LaFontaine in 2007 where she survives. He served his country in the United States Army from 1979 to 1980. Mike worked as a janitor for several restaurants.

Along with his wife, Gail and father, Ronald, he is survived by brothers, Dewaine Waak of Texas and Dale Waak of Osceola; sister, Kathy Havlin of Cedar Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brother, Jamie Waak.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Church of Christ at Treaty, 6793 S. 50 E., Wabash, with Doug Oakes officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Mike loved all little children. Preferred memorials are directed to Riley Children’s Hospital or Church of Christ at Treaty in Mike’s name.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Posted on 2016 Feb 18