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January 02, 1943 - November 30, 2018

MICHAEL ANDREW SULLIVAN Michael Andrew Sullivan passed away Nov. 30, 2018, in Indianapolis. Our beloved husband, father, brother and Pappy. Mike was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Anderson and was a 1961 graduate of Markleville High School. To know Michael was to love him. He was a wonderful family man, a kind and caring leader and a teacher of all - the world he left behind is far better for his presence in it.
Sully was employed at GM/Delphi for 39 years, working in Anderson; St. Louis, Missouri; Dayton, Ohio; and Lockport, New York, rising from Supervisor to Plant Manager and working in all aspects of operations. He also worked for the Dayton Public School System, as an independent consultant, and for 10 years at Purdue Kokomo as a Professor in Organizational Leadership. He graduated from GMI in 1966 with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, earned a Master of Business Administration from Ball State in 1985 and worked toward a Doctorate in Adult Education at Missouri-St. Louis.
Michael was predeceased by his son, James Michael "Jamey" Sullivan; and his parents, Doris and Arlus "Buck" Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Jan Jennings Sullivan of Westfield; first wife of 33 years, Sandra Sparks (Randy) Cunningham of Anderson; son, Brad (Jane) Sullivan of Zionsville and their children, Cullen and Callista; sister, Lena Mae Sullivan of Indianapolis; stepmother, Betty Jo Sullivan of Indianapolis; stepson, Barry (Julia) Moffitt of Carmel, and their children Rylann and Cole; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Matt) Harre of Marion, Illinois and their children, Camryn and Jack; first cousins, Jim (Donna Lou) Jones of Anderson and Margaret Bennett of Bellville, Michigan; and too many other loving family and friends to list.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the North Christian Church in Markleville on Saturday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, the Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the staff of Wellbrooke of Westfield for their remarkable care and to the angels of the St. Vincent Hospice Staff. Albertson's Mortuary, Indianapolis.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Gaston Seal
Dec 07, 2018
Lena, sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you and your family.
Robin brooks
Dec 05, 2018
Miss jan you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and oh what a celebration they are having in heaven as a special angel has come home.
Susan and Bob Cramer
Dec 04, 2018
Lena, Jan, and Brad, our hearts go out to you at this time. Mike will be missed by so many people including all his Sullivan cousins from Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vermont , Susan Sullivan Cramer
Bonnie (Shaw) & Harold Cowan
Dec 04, 2018
Old neighbors in Markleville. PRAYERS and Sympathy for family
Carri ODonnell
Dec 04, 2018
Brad...our heart breaks with you, our prayers with you always. -All your friends from our younger days
Kristie Smith
Dec 04, 2018
He was inspirational and loving to my family. I remember he and Aunt Sandra taking such good care of me and my sister as we were growing up and always. They were are godparents and no other two people would have been a better choice. Love to Brad, Jane, Aunt Sandra, Jamey to and , of course, Uncle Mike, for gracing us with your influence on Cheri and my life. You will never know the love you have bestowed on my life. Love, Kristie
Kathy John
Dec 04, 2018
Sweet Jan...love and prayers to you and yours to feel condolences and love for all.