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Michael "Mike" Edward Haley
April 4, 1944 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Michael Edward Haley, 79 of Carmel and a beloved resident of Indiana, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024. He was born in Tipton, Indiana, on April 4, 1944, to Warren Edward and Velma Mae (Hershberger) Haley. Michael leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories.
Michael was a proud alumnus of Ball State University and furthered his education with an MBA at Northwestern. His professional journey ultimately led him to Indiana University Health System where he was a distinguished leader who made lasting contributions throughout his career.
Outside the office, Michael found joy in various pursuits. Golf was a passion that brought him moments of tranquility, and he often shared this love with family and friends. An avid photographer, he captured the beauty of life through his lens, leaving behind visual treasures for generations to come. Michael's adventurous spirit led him to embrace nature and explore the world, with Kiawah Island being a second home that held a special place in his heart.
A devoted fan, Michael's sports enthusiasm was a central theme in his life. Whether cheering on the Chicago Bears, passionately supporting the Cubs, or following college basketball, his competitive spirit brought excitement to countless family gatherings.
Family was at the core of Michael’s universe.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory Haley.
Michael is survived by his loving wife Jody Haley; children, Jeff (Jodi) Haley, Trevor Haley, Jared Haley, Jonathan Haley, and Whitney Haley. His legacy continues through his grandchildren, Megan Haley, Seth Haley, and Luke Haley; each a testament to the love and value he instilled; also surviving is sister, Dianne Orr; and niece, Morgan Busalacchi.
In honoring Michael Edward Haley, let us remember the warmth of his smile, the wisdom in his words, and the joy he found in life's simple pleasures. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Family and friends will gather from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm Thursday, February 8, 2024, in CrossRoads Church in Westfield where the Celebration of Life Gathering will begin at 1:00 pm.
If Michael touched your life in a special way and you would like to share a brief memory during this time, please let a family member or Funeral Director know in advance.
If you wish to consider a donation in memory of Michael, the Wayne County Special Olympics, PO Box 42, Webster, IN 47392, https://sowaynecounty.org/contact-us was dear to his heart.
Envelopes will be available at the church.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.