Louise Michael Sifferlen, 76, of Cumberland, passed away on Nov. 22, 2015, leaving a legacy of family and friends, love and laughter. He was born Jan. 5, 1939, to Claude and Margaret (Fox) Sifferlen. He was happily married 52 years to his wife, Mary.
He was a lifelong east side Indianapolis resident, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, Cathedral High School and Marian College.
He joined the Army Reserves in 1961. He belonged to Holy Spirit Parish and St. Michael's and sang in both choirs. He began playing trumpet in grade school and continued sharing his musical talents with others until his death. He was a member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Band, the Barton Rogers Dance Band, and the New Ventures. Mike was a pharmaceutical salesman for 41 years, retiring from Wyeth. After his retirement, he volunteered many years for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Mike was first and foremost a family man. He was a devoted husband and father and delighted in his grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his wife, Mary (Ehringer) Sifferlen; sons, John (Mary Beth), Mark (Sandy), Kevin (Jocelyn) and Matthew (Ann); 12 adoring grandchildren- William, Julia, Jack, Charles, Carter, Kate, Grace, Frank, Claire, Michael, Thomas and Louise Sifferlen.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claude Sifferlen.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 N. Shadeland Ave Indianapolis, Ind. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's name may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or the American Cancer Society.
Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com