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Michael Steven McGuire, 48, of Terre Haute passed away Sunday, June 10, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 21, 1969, to Charles McGuire and Marjorie "Marty" Swenson Branson.
Michael was a man of faith and attended Maryland Community Church. He was a police officer for the Terre Haute Police Department for 26 years, wearing the badge number 135. He was very proud to be a police officer and was very good at it. He loved serving and taking care of his community. He was the type of person who always strived to improve himself. He was a self-motivated, alpha male, type "A" kind of guy who took charge, especially around the holiday dinner table where he would talk about the local happenings and his job. He loved his family, they were his life. He enjoyed his big truck and tractor, and was proud of his collection of guns, guitars, and baseball cards. He also was a huge supporter and fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He was the race director of the Hot Pursuit 5K Run for 14 years. He fought and won the battle with cancer twice; the first time after being diagnosed in July 2016, and the second after being re-diagnosed in January 2017. He was wonderful - to know him was to love him.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles McGuire; and grandparents, Bob and Charlotte Swenson.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly "Chilly" McGuire; his mother, Marjorie "Marty" Branson and her husband Dennis; stepmother, Kay McGuire; sons, Bryant Norton-McGuire and Kyle Norton-McGuire; daughters, Joslyn Norton-McGuire; brothers, Adam, Evan, John, and Chris McGuire and Jay Walton; an aunt who was like a mother, Shirley Roberson; his pig, Porkenstein; his cats, Rascal, Koala, and Noodle Bug; his dog, Emma; and all his brothers and sisters in blue.
Visitation for Michael is on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. Highway 46, Terre Haute, IN 47802, and also 10 a.m. to service time on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Services for Michael will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12 pm in Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. Highway 46, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Department Chaplin Todd Holler will officiate. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, IN, was entrusted with arrangements. Following the burial, friends and family are asked to gather at the F.O.P. building, 1655 S. 14th St, Terre Haute, IN 47802, to celebrate Michael's life. Online condolences can be left at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com
Published on June 13, 2017
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