Michael E. “Mike” Irwin, 71, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away on Friday morning March 5, 2021 at the Hearthstone Health Campus. His loving wife was by his side.
Mike was born in Manistique, Mich., on July 29, 1949 to Frank Lamoor and Mildred Rowena (Holt) Irwin. He was a 1967 graduate of Rudyard High School in Rudyard, Mich. He was proud to be a U.S. Navy veteran serving 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. Mike then went to work for NSWC Crane Naval Base and also for various NSWC Crane Support Contractors (TPS Associates, RAYDAR and SAIC) for 30 years. He retired in 2019.
Mike married Sara Jordahl LaMar on Feb. 3, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev. He loved his wife and family, the Navy and his home state of Michigan. Mike enjoyed investing and real estate. He liked to golf, was an archer growing up and an avid bowler while in the Navy. He loved football, NASCAR, telling stories about growing up in Michigan and his time in the Navy. He took immense pride in his family and serving his country and was a caring and giving friend.
Mike will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Mike is survived by his wife Sara, of Bloomington; children, Mitchell (Anne) Irwin, of Everett, Wash., Justin LaMar, of Unionville; two granddaughters, Emily Irwin and Jamie Irwin; one sister, Mia (Bill) Wheeler, of Marshall, Mich.; three brothers, Mitch (Jen) Irwin, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Millard Irwin, of Kincheloe, Mich.; Maury (Angie) Irwin, of Beaverton, Mich; one sister-in-law, Linda Irwin, of South Haven, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Malcolm Irwin.
A military service will be held at noon Saturday March 20, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Road 37 Bloomington. A memorial gathering is noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Oaklawn Chapel Garden Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the US Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Allen Funeral Home and Crematory were entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com