Robert Michael Manriquez, age 57, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 3rd at 9:10pm after a short bout of covid pneumonia.
Mike was born in Norwalk, California to Michael and Doris Manriquez. He is survived by his 4 children, Amber (Christopher) Michaels, Dustin Manriquez, Kevin (Paige) Haggard and Hannah Manriquez, 4 grandchildren, Savanna Manriquez, Dion Michaels, Desiree Michaels and Kevin Haggard Jr., 1 sister, Denise Chack, and 5 brothers, Rodney Chack, Phillip (Lisa) Manriquez, Timothy (Tammy) Manriquez, Ronald (April) Manriquez, and Robin (Danielle) Manriquez. Mike was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother, Anthony “Tony” Chack.
Mike’s legacy is sure to live on in the many friends and family that had the pleasure of knowing him during his lifetime. He attended Peru High School and then jumped right into the workforce. Along the way, Mike learned karate, learned auto repair out of necessity, taught himself to play the guitar which he loved to play for anyone that would listen, he even taught himself to drive an 18 wheeler. He also learned to be an electrician while working for Bellar Construction and Sidwell Electric, which would eventually lead to his career as an industrial electrician at Square D/Schneider Electric until ALS forced his retirement in 2015.
Mike was one of the hardest working men on Earth, often working 2 jobs at a time to provide for his children whom he loved very much. He would do anything for anyone while always thinking of himself last. Mike very much enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and hanging out with his great friends next door in Ty and Sara’s garage and spending time with his family.
Mike did not allow his diagnosis of ALS to rule his life. He continued to live every day on his own terms with the help of many good friends and family members, especially his wonderful daughter Hannah, who was the apple of his eye and was only 3 years old at the time of his diagnosis. Hannah has been Mike’s youngest daughter, his interpreter, his right hand and we just can’t say enough, his biggest helper.
A visitation and memorial service in his honor will be held on Monday, January 10th, 2022 at Flowers-Leedy/Allen Funeral Home, 105 W. 3rd Street, Peru, IN 46970. Visitation is from 4:00-7:00pm, with a service to begin at 7:00pm. Cremation and burial will be conducted at a later date with a celebration of life for the family members.
If you wish, memorial contributions will be accepted in Mike’s name to the ALS Association of Indiana.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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