Avilla - Danny L Carmichael, 53, of Avilla, passed away on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at his home in Avilla. He was born on Oct 10, 1966 in Kendallville to Donald and Judith (Baxter) Carmichael. On June 24, 2006, in Gatlinburg,Tenn, he married Dorinda Minks. He worked for Dow Chemical for 33 years. Danny loved hunting and fishing, watching sports and Nascar, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Dorinda Carmichael of Avilla, son Devin (Karissa) Heath of Garrett, daughters, Brittany (Zach) Ford of Auburn, Heather (Skye) Hayes of Kendallville, and Raven (Cain Quarry) Murphy of Avilla, and grandchildren Fayt Ford and Kairi Ford. Also surviving are brothers, Eugene Coffelt of Syracuse, Donald Christensen of Michigan City, and Darren (Erinn) Carmichael of Garrett, and sisters, Deb (Wally) Goad of Gas City, Donna (Dave) Frank of Logansport, Dawn (Chris) Bohnert of LaPorte, and Robin Christensen of Michigan City. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Janet Carmichael, and a niece, Coree Carmichael. Funeral service will be 2:00pm Saturday Feb 1, 2020 at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St., Avilla, with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Rich Carmichael will officiate. Visitation also be held from 2-8pm on Friday Jan 31, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Contributions in Danny's memory may be directed to Riley Children's Hospital or American Brain Tumor Association. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com
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