Danville – Louis M. Mickley, 51, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his residence.
Louie was born in Mount Vernon on June 9, 1968. He is the son of Barbara (Hawk) and the late Earl F. Mickley. He grew up on a dairy farm, played Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, and graduated from Danville High School in 1986, where he played basketball and ran track. He married Roberta Stillions on October 4, 1997.
He was a carpenter by trade, having worked with an Amish contractor in Apple Creek for many years prior to being self-employed. Most recently, he worked at Wooster College’s maintenance department for the past 6 ½ years. He was a lifetime member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, where he was an alter server in his youth, past president of the Parrish Council, Eucharistic Minister and Parish Usher, and member of the Council 910 Knights of Columbus, including past Grand Knight, and as a member of the 3rd and 4th Degree Team.
Louie was dedicated to the Danville Youth Softball program as a coach for many years, President of the Kokosing Valley Softball League for 15 years, and umpired numerous girls’ softball games, and dedicated numerous hours to the DARCI Field improvement during those years.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Bobbi”, and his children, Rachel, Lauren, Erin, and Darren, all of the home, his mother, Barb Mickley of Danville, his brothers, Duane (Sheryl) Mickley of Danville, Stephen (Chris) Mickley of Senoia, GA, and Phillip (Laura) Mickley of Wooster, sisters, Anita (Carlos) Bertrand of Houston, TX, Elaine (Todd) Didinger of Danville, and Mary (Bill) Abner of Johnstown, nephews, John, Eric, and Josh Mickley, and nieces, Jessica (Phil) Jordan, Jennifer, Melissa, Taylor, and Maegan Mickley, Ashley (Nathan) Phillips, Julie Didinger, Ashley Abner, and Gloria Bertrand.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Clara Mickley, and Robert and Frances Hawk, and a nephew, Matthew Mickley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10 at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville with Father Vince Nguyen as celebrant, and Father Homer Blubaugh will con-celebrate. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the church, 307 N. Market St. Danville, 43014, from 1-3 and 6-8:00 on Friday, with a Christian Wake Service at 8:00 p.m.
The family extends a sincere thank you to the extended family and friends, Fr. Hammond, Fr. Vince, Fr. Blubaugh, St. Luke parishioners, and the Danville and East Knox community for the unbelievable support provided to them during these years. There are not enough words to express our appreciation. It is your prayers and support that carried us through. We wish to acknowledge Louie’s co-workers and acquaintances at Wooster College for their help in finishing the basketball court for the children and the numerous personal hours they shared with him during his treatments and illness. We also appreciate the kindness and compassion shown to Louie by the nurses and staff at Knox Community Hospital Cancer Center, and Kindred Hospice in these final days. Thank you, and God bless you all.
Memorial donations can be made to the Center for Cancer Care through the Knox Community Hospital Foundation, 1330 Coshocton Rd. Mount Vernon, 43050, or to the Roberta Mickley Benefit Account at any First Knox National Bank location for their childrens’ education. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Information is available at fischerfuneralhome.com