Michael DeSales “Mike” Disterhoft, 68, of Fort Wayne, Ind., unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. A funeral service was at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, in Fort Wayne, Ind. A visitation was 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundations for the Blind.

Michael DeSales “Mike” Disterhoft, 68, of Fort Wayne, Ind., unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. A funeral service was at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, in Fort Wayne, Ind. A visitation was 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundations for the Blind.

Mike was born April 11, 1949, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of the late Clarence and Evelyn Disterhoft. He grew up in Geneseo and moved to Indiana in 1969. He married Norma Demay-Disterhoft, in 1969, (the mother of Stacy Eckley-Disterhoft). He later married Peggy Case (mother of Kyle Disterhoft and Perri Disterhoft) and then Jan Rollings. He worked with ITT for 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed music, especially jazz and 70s rock, and listening to live music, but his passion was playing the guitar. He had a very close group of McFriends who would get together daily at McDonald’s, something 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.

Survivors include his wife, Jan (Rollings) Disterhoft; children, Stacy (David) Eckley, of Davenport, Iowa; Kyle (Katrina) Disterhoft, of Overland Park, Kan.; and Perri Disterhoft, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 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 and Joey and Mallory Taylor; and brothers, Donald (Betty) Disterhoft, of East Moline; Matthew (Joy) Disterhoft, of St. Louis, Ill.; Patrick (Danielle) Disterhoft, of Boulder, Colo.; Mark (Sherri) Disterhoft, of Colona; and Gregory Disterhoft, of Indianapolis, Ind.