Michael Lee Pepmeier, better known as Mike, 63, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2022, at Good Samaritan, surrounded by his family.

Mike was born on Jan. 27, 1959, in Vincennes, the son of Robert L. “Bob” and Barbara (Richter) Pepmeier.

Mike attended Hillcrest schools and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. He worked for KCARC Plant 1 and enjoyed many things in life. Mike enjoyed listening to music, karaoke, stringing beads, attending any sporting event at Vincennes Lincoln High School or Vincennes Rivet High School, and bowling. He also enjoyed participating in KCARC Special Olympics sporting events and attending the Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center. He was the number one salesman for RCS Uper (Super) Store. Mike especially loved his dogs, Charlie, Scotty, Maddie, and Chloe-CoCo.

Survivors include his brothers, Randy Pepmeier and his wife, Jan, of Salem, and Mark Pepmeier and his wife, Ann, of Vincennes; his special family, Bunk, Pam, Danyelle and Curtis McCrary of Vincennes; nieces and nephews, Jason Pepmeier and his wife, Kandi, Jennifer Miller and her husband, Jeremy, Ryan Pepmeier and his wife, Jessica, and Josh Pepmeier; great-nieces and nephews, Brooklyn Bush and her husband, Brock, Blayton Miller and his wife, Audrey, Brandon Pepmeier, Brody Pepmeier, Owen Pepmeier, Grayson Pepmeier, and Gavin Pepmeier; great-great-nephew, Bryce Bush; aunts and uncles Jim and Linda Clikenbeard of Vincennes, Harley and Marolyn Pepmeier of Newburgh, and Calvin and Carolyn Horn of Bicknell; as well as several cousins.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Barbara Pepmeier; and a special family member, Charles P. “Bunk” McCrary.

Friends may visit with Mike’s family from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.

Mike’s funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home with Pat Herman officiating. Mike will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery next to his parents, Bob and Barbara Pepmeier.

The Pepmeier family has requested contributions be made to Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center, KCARC or the Knox County Special Olympics.