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Michael A. Nufer

July 18, 1953 ~ May 1, 2015 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Michael A. Nufer, 61, of Angola, IN, passed away on May 1, 2015, away at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, IN.

Mike was born on July 18, 1953, in South Bend, IN, to Donald J. and Louise F. (Cebulski) Nufer and lived most of his life in Angola, IN. He graduated from LaSalle High School in 1971. On July 1, 2005 he married his wife, Tracy (Beechy), in Las Vegas.

Mike served as a State Trooper for 28 years with the Indiana State Police.  Mike was the Trooper you wanted to show up when chaos was breaking loose, the bad guys were on the run and you needed a good shot.  You could always count on Mike.

Mike served the people of the State of Indiana as Trooper with dedication and honor.  His years of experience and skill were relied upon by Governors, the State Police Superintendents and his fellow officers. 

Mike was the president of the Indiana Troopers Association (ITA) for many years.  While he was president, the ITA was a successful organization that helped Troopers, under privileged children and the families of fallen Troopers. 

Mike was an incredibly hard worker.  While he was a Trooper and after his retirement, he owned and ran several successful businesses in Northeastern Indiana. He was generous to others with his time and talent.

Mike was most proud of his children.  When he spoke of them and their accomplishments, which was often, he had a bent smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.  His love of his family was always at the heart of everything he did.

Along with his wife, Tracy, he is survived by his daughter Jennifer (Mike) Martin, of Elkhart; son Brian (Jennifer) Nufer of Rockledge FL; stepson Taylor Mowry of Angola; five grandchildren: Lauren, Hunter and Hayden Martin and Julie and Lillian Nufer; his parents, Donald and Louise Nufer of Elkhart; two brothers, Tom (Sandra) Nufer of South Bend and David (Susan) Nufer of Granger.  His brother James Nufer preceded him in death in 1980.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4508 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, IN.  Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend. 

Contributions in memory of Michael may be made to Potawatomi Zoological Society, P. O Box 1764, South Bend, IN 46634.  Online condolences may be sent to the Nufer family at

 Service Information

May 5, 2015

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635

Mass of Christian Burial - Times to be Determined

Queen of Peace
4508 Vistula Road
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544

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