Mike Deem


Mike Deem, 74, passed away Nov. 19th, 2022. Born on Dec. 1st, 1947 in Indianapolis, IN to Richard and Mary Deem, who preceded him in death.

Mike resided in both Perry and White River Townships for most of his life. 1966 graduate of Southport HS, Varsity Football, Wrestling and Track Team (held pole vault record over 45 years). Student Council, Spanish and VP of Letterman’s Club. Graduate of Indiana State University, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Brother, and member of the Gold Circle. Retired Sales Manager from Oak Rite Manufacturing Corp.

“Mike Deem” will be so missed by his loving wife and companion of more than 36 years, Deb Akins-Deem. They enjoyed listening to smooth jazz over Sunday morning coffee together.

Survived by children: Melissa Larocque (Patrick), Mike Deem Jr. (Julie), and Natalie Deem. Grandchildren: Isabelle (IU student), Maddy, Mikey, Laila and Nathan. One brother: Richard Deem Jr.

Celebration of Life:

Sunday, Dec. 4th at 2:00 PM, Tower Lakes Retirement Community, 1865 Tower Lakes Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33859