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Michael James Holaday, 56, Kokomo, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
Michael was born July 17, 1961, to parents James and Billie Laverne (Pepper) Holaday in Harvey, Illinois.
Michael married Teresa Calisto on July 4, 2005, in Hawaii.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Teresa; children Meghann (Tyler) Dubea, Katherine (John) Fry, Ashley Gregory, Jenna (Dan) Faust, Kaleigh Calisto, Adam (Danielle) Calisto, Eric (Kristen) Calisto; and father-in-law Charles (Betty) Austin. Michael is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jackson, Zayne, Luci, Archer, Addisyn, Meylah, Vera, Asher and Fitch, with number 10 on the way. He is also survived by his best friend, Tim Senesac.
Michael was an Eagle Scout, an accomplishment he was very proud of. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College where he attended on a soccer scholarship. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family, DIY projects and Purdue sports games. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Michael's outgoing and caring personality ensured that he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his mother Billie Laverne Holaday, grandmother Verdie Tyler and mother-in-law Gloria Austin.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Ellers Mortuary and Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St. Kokomo, IN 46902, with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.
Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the KLD Foundation, PO Box 4185, Lafayette, IN 47903.
Published on February 2, 2018
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