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“Growing up in the small town of Geneseo, Illinois, we knew everyone our age whether we were in class with them or not. Mike and I attended different...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: MaryJane Kneen Paul - Leawood, KS

“Im missing you, Dad. So much. Its been 3 weeks today. Its hard to put in words what Ive been feeling since that morning. I wish we could have spent...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Perri Disterhoft - Fort Wayne, IN

“This is really sad news. Mike was one of the first people that I met when I started working at ITT's Pontiac Street facility in 1995. Mike and I...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Marino - Fort Wayne, IN

“It has been strange these past couple of weeks, living far away from my father's home...but still waiting for my daily, weekly email or monthly call....Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Stacy Eckley (Disterhoft) - IA

“Grandpa Mike was an AMAZING Grandpa to baby Owen and ALL his grandkids. Everyday he would call his son Kyle Disterhoft and request new pictures. We...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Katrina Disterhoft - KS

“This quote is from Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1913: Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Peggy Dinius

“Stacy,I am so sorry for your loss. In looking at his picture, he looks like such a wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: LInda Fish - Davenport, IA

“Jan,I won't say sorry for your loss because your husband is in a better place than we are...I will say find your strength in God and your friends,...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Cavaliere - Ft Wayne, IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss Jan and family. Your families are in my prayers ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Peggy Bransfield - Wawaka, IN

“Jan, you have my deepest sympathies. Please find strength in your family and happy memories - he'll always live on in your heart. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Meg Ridley - Richmond, VA

“We wish the family well.Karl and Mary Ann ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Miss you brother. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Patrick - Boulder, CO

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all : of seeing our...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike was always fun to be around it was fun to listen to him play his music ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: David Jeter - iowa city, IA

“My condolences to the Disterhoft family and friends. Now is the time to look to God he can comfort you during this difficult time 2 Thessalonians 2...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: - GA

“I'll never forget, at our wedding, Mike took me aside to speak to me and "welcomed" me to the family and told me how happy he was that I was going...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Danelle Disterhoft - Boulder, CO

“To Janet and family So sorry for your loss. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Our deepest condolences to you. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Jeri and Don Thomas - Northridge, CA

“Michael was a wonderful father to our daughter Stacy. Her grandparents were so happy when she was born. After having 6 boys, they were so proud to...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Norma (DeMay) Disterhoft - IL

“Janet and Family,I am so saddened to see this announcement. My heart goes out to you and the family at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Keith Allen - Valencia, PA

“I first met Mike when working together at International Harvester on the Scout Line. We had lots of good times building Scouts, then when the...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Don Troyer - Avilla, IN - Friend

“I will forever be grateful to Mike for caring for my sister, Jan, whom I love so dearly. He made her feel safe and secure. He made her happy. I...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Ruth Haskins - El Dorado Hills, CA


Michael DeSales "Mike" Disterhoft, 68, unexpectedly passed away on January 2, 2018. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa on April 11, 1949, the son of the late Clarence and Evelyn Disterhoft. Mike worked with ITT for 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed music, especially Jazz and 70's Rock, and listening to live music, but his passion was playing the guitar. He had a very close group of McFriends that would get together daily at McDonald's, something that he always enjoyed and looked forward to. In his spare time he enjoyed landscaping and gardening. He was always on the move and enjoyed walking and rollerblading. Surviving are his wife, Jan (Rollings) Disterhoft; children, Stacy (Dave) Eckley, Kyle (Katrina) Disterhoft, and Perri Disterhoft; step-children, Danielle (Bob) Taylor, and Michael (Allison) Turcovsky; grandchildren, Deacon Eckley, Owen Disterhoft, and Baby Boy Disterhoft who is soon to make his arrival; step-grandchildren, Jacob Leon, and Wyatt Turcovsky, Joey and Mallory Taylor; and brothers, Donald (Betty), Matthew (Joy), Patrick (Danelle), Mark (Sherry), and Gregory Disterhoft. Funeral service will take place at 4pm on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Visitation will take place on Sunday from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundations for the Blind.