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Michael C. Hershberger

December 30, 1940 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Michael Hershberger Life Story

ELKHART: Michael C. Hershberger, 82, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home. He worked at Superior Tool & Die for 64 years and loved his job there. Michael was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He was born on December 30, 1940, in Claypool, Indiana to the late Welcome Hershberger and Marie (Faulkner) Tom. In addition to his parents, a son Troy Hershberger and brother Dale Hershberger preceded him in death.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jane H. (Saxon) Hershberger; son, Todd Hershberger, stepsons, Mark Staveley, John Staveley, and a step-daughter, Susan (Dan) Haddock; five granddaughters, Kate Hershberger (Lindsey Wilson), Grace (Matt) Phelps, Madeline (Dylan) Montgomery, Wendy Haddock, Mackenzie (Andy) Coleman, Emma Staveley, and one great granddaughter, Lenni Coleman; He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Ellen) Hershberger, and sister, Marion Ruth Tom; along with many nieces and nephews.

Michael will be greatly missed! He was well loved by his family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 a.m. with visitation for family and friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 4206 E. Bristol St., Elkhart.  Pastor Tracy Rose-Love will officiate. Per his wishes, cremation was chosen. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorial donations to the church or Faith Mission, 801 Benham Ave. Elkhart. Condolences may be made online to Michael’s family at

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Memorial Visitation
March 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hillcrest United Methodist Church
4206 E. Bristol St.
Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Memorial Service
March 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Hillcrest United Methodist Church
4206 E. Bristol St.
Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Cremation has been chosen

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514


Faith Mission of Elkhart
PO Box 162, Elkhart IN 46516-0162
Tel: 1-574-293-3406


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