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Paul "Mike" E. Baugher

June 13, 1939 ~ February 10, 2019 (age 79)


June 13, 1939 - February 10, 2019

Mishawaka - Paul "Mike" E. Baugher, 79, of Mishawaka, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Memorial Hospital.

Mike was born June 13, 1939 in South Bend, to the late Carleton and Verna Lee (Compton) Baugher.

He married the former Nancy Willekens; she preceded him in death February 7, 2015.

Mike served in the National Guard and the Air Force. He played the bagpipes for the Caledonia Kilty Pipe Band. Mike was a mechanic with different Bowling Lanes.  He loved to fish, hunt, cook, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mike is survived by his three daughters; Lisa (Steven) Smith of Culver, Tina Baugher of Mishawaka, Lora Baugher of Mishawaka, nine grandchildren; Melissa Mills, Candace Cable, Heather Shea, Nicholas Moore, Nathan Moore, Brendan Moore, Cheyenne Moore, Daniel Benko, Steven Benko, four great-grandchildren; Joseph Poirier, Logan Cable, Isaac Poirier, and Jackson Moore.  Also surviving is a sister; Jan McNeely of Ocala, Florida and a brother; Clark Baugher of Buchanan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson; Andrew Benko, two brothers; Gary Baugher and Doug McNeely.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Residence Inn, 231 Park Place, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545.   

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery on February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Palmer Funeral Home - River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46615, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the Baugher family at

Donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517

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