Michael D. Holliday

July 28, 1960 - December 22, 2015

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Monday, December 28, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville, IN


Tuesday, December 29, 11:00 AM
Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville, IN


Michael D. Holliday, 55, of Rome City died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at the home of his daughter in Kendallville.

He moved to this area 50 years ago, coming from Kentucky.

Mr. Holliday was a self-employed contractor.

Mike enjoyed playing guitar, looking for antiques, bonfires, and camping. He especially loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.

He was born July 28, 1960, in Hindman, Kentucky, to Sturgill and Lorie (Mosley) Holliday. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Rome City.

On November 24, 1979, in Avilla he married Cathy J. Garman. She survives in Rome City.

Also surviving are three daughters, Courtney (Jack Keiser) Miller of Kendallville, Casey (Jonathon) Jacobs of Ligonier, and Sydney Holliday of Kendallville; two sons, Michael (Ashley) Holliday of Kendallville and Travis (April Slone) Holliday of Mongo; 17 grandchildren, Jaden, Chance, Cammy, Kathy, Benji, Taylor, Molly, Baylee, Tori, Addison, Ryder, Trace, Corey, Jessie, Jonathan, Kennedy, and Charligh; three step-grandchildren, Jasmine, Trevor, and Collin; five sisters, Beverly Trammel of Rome City, Marcella Gillian of Rome City, Kimberly (Erik) Keck of Wolcottville, Lisa Fugate of Wolcottville, and Teresa (Larry) Criswell of Rome City; and two brothers, Chris (Susan) Holliday of Rome City and Mickey (Robin Funk) Holliday of Kendallville.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at 11 a.m in Grace Christian Church, 126 E. Mitchell Street, Kendallville with Pastor Scotty Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Pallbearers will be Erik Keck, Duane Trammel, Chris Holliday, Mickey Holliday, Larry Criswell, Mike Holliday, Travis Holliday and Jonathan Holliday.

Calling is Monday, December 28, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the church.

Preferred memorials are to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Monday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Teresa Criswell
July 28th, 2020 5:38pm
Rome City

Happy Heavenly 60th Birthday Bub!!! I love and miss you like crazy. Wish you were still here with us. Sending you all my hugs and kisses to you!!!

Teresa R Criswell
November 28th, 2019 4:21pm
Rome City

Happy Thanksgiving Bub! I love and miss you so much! I promise to eat a deviled egg for you!

Your sissy, Teresa
April 25th, 2019 2:26am
Rome City

There's not a day goes by that I don't think of you bubby. I miss you so much!! You were taken so suddenly from us. I wish I could just have one last hug from you, just one more I love you sis, one more smile, one more joke. Just one more of everything. I know mommy sure misses you. Her heart hasn't healed since the day you died and it never will. You were her baby and always will be!! She kisses your picture every night before she goes to bed and I think she even sleeps with it! Chris and Mickey miss you so much too. We all do, you were our big brother!! Life is not the same and never will be...without you!! If we could only turn back time but we all know that can't happen. I'm so thankful for all the memories and wonderful pictures that we have of you! I just wanted you to know-how much I love and miss you bub. Please tell daddy how much I love and miss him too and Danny and the rest of our family in heaven!!! Good night ,Jon boy!! Lol

Darrell Hudson
December 31st, 2015 4:00pm
Sturgis MI.

My friend you had away about you like know other didn't seem to matter what life dealt you could always put a smile on someones face. I know you done it for me so many times. will meet again and you will be there to show me the way.GOD BLESS Love always my friend

Kevin Shepherd
December 29th, 2015 9:28pm

U will be missed by all who knew you, rip buddy

Lisa (Conrad) Ley
December 29th, 2015 5:44pm
Avilla, IN

I wish there was something I could say or do to ease your pain, but we all know that is not possible. Just know I sympathize with you all and understand the pain you are feeling. I will pray for daily strength to get through the hard days ahead! I love you all!

Mitchell & Sarah Dimke
December 29th, 2015 2:35pm
Huntertown, IN

Sorry for your loss, Mike will be greatly missed. thoughts and Prayers for your family.

Chase & Sara Paduano
December 28th, 2015 9:49pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Christopher Honaker
December 28th, 2015 4:36pm

So sorry! I'm thinking of everyone. Love you Sydney.

Dan Land Cindy Lash
December 25th, 2015 4:50pm
Rome City

Our deepest condolences to you at this time of your unexpected loss.

rick jackson
December 25th, 2015 1:42am
wolf lake

So very sorry for your loss He will be missed

Jackie Johnson and Vicky Smith
December 25th, 2015 1:04am
Topmost, Kentucky

Praying for all of the family! Wish we could be there with you during this difficult time. We love and loved Mike very much! He will be deeply missed by all of us and everyone that knew him. God with all of you during this time of sorrow! R.I.P. Mike! We love all of you, Jackie, Vicky, and Carley

Keith lepper
December 24th, 2015 8:13pm
Bryan ohio

U will be missed man r.i.p Love ya homie

Trena & Willis Slone
December 24th, 2015 2:05pm
Carrie ky

Dale Smith
December 24th, 2015 12:33pm
Kendallville Indian

We little knew that morning God was to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Thanks for all the great memories Mike, rest in peace my friend.

Chance VanDyke
December 24th, 2015 5:12am
Kendalville, Indiana

I love you papal rest in peace. I loved you so much, and i know that you will watch over me and the family. I love you papal. R.I.P.

Lisa Castle
December 23rd, 2015 7:42pm
kendallville, Indiana

May God give you all comfort at this time... I am so sorry for your alls loss of mike, he was a good guy.....I love you all and I'm here for you... .tell my sissy hi mike, ,flying with angels

Rob Boyles
December 23rd, 2015 6:15pm
Cincinnati, OH

My thoughts and prayers to all the family. May God bless and comfoort you all!

Kimberly A Rogers and Homer Bentley
December 23rd, 2015 5:34pm

Prayers for the family,Mike was such a great guy and friend he will be missed by many. Love u all. R.I.P. Mike