Michael James Holaday was born July 17, 1961, to his parents James and Billie Laverne (Pepper) Holaday in Harvey, Illinois. He died Feb. 1, 2018. Michael married Teresa Calisto July 4, 2005 in Hawaii.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years Teresa; children Meghann (Tyler) Dubea, Katherine (John) Fry, Ashley Gregory, Jenna (Dan) Faust, Kaleigh Calisto, Adam (Danielle) Calisto, Eric (Kristen) Calisto, and father-in-law, Charles (Betty) Austin. Michael also is survived by his nine grandchildren, Jackson, Zayne, Luci, Archer, Addisyn, Meylah, Vera, Asher, Fitch, and number 10 on the way. He is also survived by his best friend, Tim Senesac.
Michael was an Eagle Scout, an accomplishment he was very proud of. He received his bachelor's degree from St Joseph's College, where he attended on a soccer scholarship. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family, DIY projects, and Purdue sports games. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Michael's outgoing and caring personality ensured he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Billie Laverne Holaday; grandmother, Verdie Tyler; and mother-in-law Gloria Austin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the KLD Foundation, P.O. Box 4185, Lafayette, IN 47903.
A celebration of life service will be 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until time of service at Ellers Mortuary and Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902, with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.
Published on February 2, 2018