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Michael R. Downs, 65, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away at 12:43 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in Fort Wayne, a son of Archie O. and Clara M. (Wells) Downs.
The surviving relatives include his wife Patricia (Fitch) Downs; two sons, Nicholas Downs and Dustin Downs; and a sister, Melody Plummer.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, with Msgr. John Kuzmich officiating. The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday or at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Huntertown Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Downsâ€™ memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.