LYONS FALLS. NY – Michael W. Loper, 76, died Saturday evening, May 22, 2021, with his family at his side at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
Michael was born on July 27, 1944, in Portland, IN, the son of the late Charles and Helen (Twigg) Loper. Mike graduated from Portland High School.
On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Joan E. Black at the United Methodist Church in Glenfield with Rev. Carl Disbrow officiating.
Mike retired from Carrier Corporation in E. Syracuse where he was an assembler and forklift operator.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan; daughter Debra (Glen) Yousey; daughter-in-law, Sharon Loper; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brother, John Loper; brothers-in-law, Russel (Betty) Black and David Black.
Mike was predeceased by two sons, Andrew C. Loper and Wayne M. Loper, nine brothers and sisters.
Mike was a member of the Greig United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, did a little trap shooting, and loved gardening.
Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 27, at the Greig United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at noon with Parrish Lewis and Dorothy Spear officiating. Burial will follow in Sands Cemetery.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made to: www.sundquistfh.com