Michael Allen Doeing, 59, of Gary, Indiana passed Wednesday, July 7, 2021 after a short illness with his family at his side.
He was born on October 16, 1961 in Gary, Indiana to Patrick Doeing and Norma Olvera. Michael attended Merrillville Schools and still remains great friends with many classmates. He was a lifelong auto diesel mechanic and a factory worker at Owens Kimble Glass.
He especially loved fishing and traveling to Minnesota to fish with his Dad prior to his passing and his Brothers and Nephews. He was looking forward to his September fishing trip. His Sundays were spent at his Mom and Fausto’s house cheering on the Bears during football season and cheering on the Cubs during baseball season. Win or lose he was a diehard fan and you would never see Michael without his leather bears coat.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela Doeing; grandchildren, Kathlynn Luehrs, Taylah Doeing and Xavier Doeing; parents, Norma (Fausto) Olvera and Sarah Doeing; siblings, John (Susan) Doeing, Bobby Doeing, Patty (John) Hamilton, Ray (Cathy) Doeing, Sheri (Scott) Reed, Wanda (Jeff) Baerga, David (Laura) Rivera, Bobby (Nicole) Hamilton, and Cheri Hamilton; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, his best friend who he referred to as Mexican Mike and many other friends. He was preceded in death by father, Patrick Doeing; sister, Valerie Hamilton; sister in law, Linda Doeing; nephews, Patrick Doeing and Troy Carrol; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Michael had a heart of gold and even though he was not a wealthy man, he would give you the shirt off his back, shoes off his feet and the last dollar in his pocket. Michael always made sure that his family and friends knew that he loved them and he told hem often. Deep down, Michael was a momma’s boy. Even though she made him mad sometimes, he would always check up on her and called her every couple of days. She was very special to him.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00 am at Living Grace Church in Merrillville, Indiana. Pastor Chad Cook will officiate. Michael’s family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00 am at the church and refreshments and fellowship will immediately follow after service.