Michael Lee Launder, 69, of Findlay, Ohio passed away the morning of March 1, 2018 at Primrose Retirement Community. He was born on April 8, 1948 in Findlay to the late Harold and Verena Launder.
Mike married Diane Adams on October 5, 1968 and she preceded him in death in 2014. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Laura (Keith) Williams, Michelle Ruehle of Findlay and Erin Launder (Michael Torres) of Asheville, NC; 5 grandchildren, Madison and Mason Williams, Logan (Jordan) and Cole Benjamin, and Abigail Ruehle; and 1 great-granddaughter, Addison Walker. His twin sister Marsha (Tom) Cramer also survives in Findlay.
Mike was a 1966 graduate of Findlay High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marines and served in Vietnam. After serving his country, he worked at Cooper Tire as a shipping supervisor and retired after 33 years. In his free time, Mike liked to travel, especially to Las Vegas or casinos. He loved to garden his whole life and even had a garden at Primrose where he took pride in sharing his produce with residents and staff.
Mike was also an avid fisherman. He enjoyed taking fishing trips to Canada and Lake Erie with his fishing buddy of over 40 years, Darrol Leeper. He instilled the love of fishing onto his grandsons. You could always find him out at the Cooper Tire Fishing club. Mike was a charter member and board member there.
Per Mike’s request, a family celebration will be held at a later date. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or The Cooper Fishing Club, 1113 Summit St. Findlay, Ohio 45840.