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Obituary: Michael Fortner, North Vernon

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Michael Fortner, 68, of North Vernon, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Rev. John Willis officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until service time Friday. Cremation is planned after the service.

Memorials may be made through the family to the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include four daughters, Karen Fortner of Lawrenceburg, Lisa Bedel, Melissa Chadd and Michelle Fortner, all of North Vernon; a son, Dennis Fortner of Seymour; five sisters, Diana McRae of North Vernon, Elaine Bass of Fishers, Judy Villegis of Southport, Rose Thompson of Illinois and Shelia Osbourne of Indianapolis; a brother, Steve Fortner of Illinois; and his stepmother, Carol Fortner of Fishers.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Michael Fortner.

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