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Michael W.E. Vessels

November 15, 1974 - August 17, 2021


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    Tina Hamilton says

    Sending prayers to Michaels family. Thinking about all of you during this time.

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    Ted Whitus says

    Dear Bernie and family. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. May God give you all peace and strength during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ted Whitus.

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    Delores Linback says

    Are heart and paryers are with you at time of the lose of your Son, He has retuned Home, I too lost my son, Rejoyes for the life he had and the good times

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    Scott Werle says

    Very saddened for your loss and my friend from my childhood we went school together at Klondike and Harrison. Truly a nice guy will be missed .

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Michael W.E. Vessels, 46, passed away on August 17, 2021, at his home in Lafayette, IN. Michael was born November 15, 1974, in Lafayette, IN to Bernard W. D. Vessels and the late, Nancy Gregory. After completing his education, Michael worked for several years in cleaning and stocking for a local business.  Michael was known for being a generous person, who was very set in his ways but cared about everybody. He had many joys in life, including going to the Clubhouse, crafting projects; such as building bird houses and many pieces for friends and family, chewing his tobacco, and watching the Chicago Cubs, Nascar, and wrestling events that he waited for every year. He was highly intelligent and quick with numbers, but throughout his life he found his greatest joy was the time he spent with family and friends, who will all miss him very much.

Michael is survived by his father, Bernard W.D. (Sandra) Vessels; sister, Christina Cannon; sister, Michelle (Jonathan) Kerkhoff; brother, Dustin (Jenny) Vessels; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Bill Jordan.

Services for Michael will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens – Funeral Chapel, 1718 W. 350 North, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, with funeral services to follow at 5:00 PM. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. Tippecanoe Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.