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“We all try to find the right words to express how we feel and the right words to console family and friends. Michael was indeed one of a kind and I...Read More »
1 of 45 | Posted by: B.J. Grant - Brookston, IN

“Thank you Michael 4 being sincerely Generous and Gracious. You and your family will always be n my thoughts. Your Friend Always... ...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: MK Harrison - Chicago, IL

“Mike, Marcia and Family, I was stunned to see that Michael passed away. David (aka "Mike") saw Kristin's Facebook post, and called me immediately. I...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Jan Scarcelli - West Lafayette, IN

“`Michael, How beautiful your memorial service was this morning. I know that you were there with your family and all your friends. I could almost...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Brenda Engler - IN - friend

“To Brett, Christine, Tyler & Hannah, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your brother/uncle. I did not know him or meet him but i know...Read More »
5 of 45 | Posted by: Dennis & Lisa Kuns - Camden, IN

“Our Hearts go out to the family in this time of sorrow and loss. We are saddened that we cannot attend to support the family and say our goodbye, as...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Scott & Lana Lods and Family - IN

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Michael's passing this week. We were on the Nautilus staff together at Jefferson HS, and he always made me laugh. ...Read More »
7 of 45 | Posted by: Kristi Mork Roberts - Lafayette, IN

“Michael came into my life ten years ago first as a client at the salon I worked at and shortly became a dear friend. We enjoyed so much of the same...Read More »
8 of 45 | Posted by: Melissa Perez - Lafayette, in, IN

“The few times I met and worked with Michael he was always a pleasure to be around. He was always positive and sincere. My family and I offer our...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Darin Westerhouse - Delphi, IN

“Mike, Marcia and family: You have our deepest sympathy. Michael had a zeal for life that so very few possess. That is what the Walkey family...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Kris and Jack Walkey - Lafayette, IN

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Michael has moved on to the next experience well fortified with all the love...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Patricia Walker Noon - FL

“TO THE RAISOR FAMILY~ ''Joy and sorrow are inseparable...together they come and when one sits alone with you..remember that the other is asleep upon...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: J.T. TURNER - INDIANAPOLIS, IN

“I remember good times at Crouch Elementary. Passing notes in Mrs Denny's class and getting in trouble. During recess us girls, Tanya, Robin and...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Regina Rowe Hull - lafayette, IN

“Mike, Marcia, Bret, Kristen and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss of wonderful son and brother. Michael left a lasting...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Tom Mosser and family - Lafayette, IN

“Michael will be missed by anyone who was lucky to know him. he always had a big hug for me and I will miss hearing him call me "Weena" as he hugged...Read More »
15 of 45 | Posted by: Tina Leming - Lafayette, IN

“I will always remember Mike best in Marching Band we had such a wonderful time. He was always smiling always kind and positive. I wasn't a very...Read More »
16 of 45 | Posted by: Connie L. (Sniff) VanEtten - IN

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. My prayers are with all of his family friends, co-workers, etc. He will be missed. ”
17 of 45 | Posted by: Shelley Cain - Lafayette, IN

“Michael - you contributed so much in your 44 years. I enjoyed knowing you. May God Bless you! Raisor Family, my thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Amy Junius-Humbaugh - Lafayette, IN

“Raisor Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Michael a few years ago but he was always so kind and greeted me with a hug. What stands out...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Tracy Locke - Lafayette, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are extended to the Raisor family. Mike was a beautiful man with a devilish smile and wonderful laugh. What I most...Read More »
20 of 45 | Posted by: Robin Jacoby - Washington, DC

“Michael, I am so honored to have called you my friend. Thank you for all the wonderful times we had even until the end. Everything you did was to...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Amie Blumling - Lafayette, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the entire Raisor family. Waite Ave ”
22 of 45 | Posted by: Waite Ave - Lafayette, IN

““Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. To live in hearts we...Read More »
23 of 45 | Posted by: Carissa Baker - Columbus, OH

“Mike, you will certainly be missed by all. I'm so glad that I got to spend a little time with you at the Reunion, after all these years. . . Smooches...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Diane Small - St. Louis, MO

“Many great memories of Michael from high school and college. I will always remember the times we sat downtown having a drink and talking about lifes...Read More »
25 of 45 | Posted by: Jeff Evans, St Louis - St Louis, MO

“Im so sorry for your loss! He was a really nice guy!! ”
26 of 45 | Posted by: Jill Wesner - Lafayette, IN

“I remember Mike from marching band. He was always a sweet guy and very stylish. May he rest in peace. ”
27 of 45 | Posted by: Tricia Ross - Lafayette, IN

“My condolences to the entire family. Mike and I were good buddies in high school and marching band. Although we lost touch many years ago, I...Read More »
28 of 45 | Posted by: Danielle (Dannee Dutton) Willibey - IN

“My sincere condolences to the loving family. My daughter Connie was in band with Michael and they were good friends. I have fond memories of the...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: janice sniff - Peoria, IL

“Mike & Marcia: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your son, Mike. May he rest in the peace of Christ and may God hold you and...Read More »
30 of 45 | Posted by: Lafayette Urban Ministry - IN

“A met Michael 12 or more years ago. As everyone has stated he was truly a wonderful, loving, caring man. Always a smile on his face and laughter in...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Greg Bonner - Lafayette, IN

“Michael will always be remembered as a very special and caring person. He loved his entire family with a huge heart and always had a way of making...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Jim Walker - Marco Island, FL

“I remember running around as a child in the neighborhood. Michael was always so nice to me and always took the time to say hi. I am so sorry for...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Tamara Skelton (Hainje) - IN

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Michael very well in the past 4 years. We took great trips, had a lot of laughs and always kept each other...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Courtney Jacobs - Lafayette, IN

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike at Purdue and we found out we were born on the same day, same hospital, and years later would have the...Read More »
35 of 45 | Posted by: Dee Dee Lamb - Miami Beach, FL

“I met Mike in third grade after moving to Foxwoods Add. I remember attending Crouch Elem. and Tanya Theen, Robin Reagan, Regina Rowe and me fighting...Read More »
36 of 45 | Posted by: Anna Belle Skinner-Beaman - Vista, CA

“Mike always looked beautiful and was always funny. 6 of us went to a dance together once and we had so much fun being silly at his house. He drove...Read More »
37 of 45 | Posted by: Wanda Bowlin Smith - Lafayette, IN

“Michael will be missed. It has been my pleasure to get to meet Michael and the Raisor family. Anne and my condolences are with the family during...Read More »
38 of 45 | Posted by: Matt Buche - Lafayette , IN

“Mike was LOVED by everyone. He was a genuinely caring soul. I am in shock that he is gone and am so saddened by this loss of a wonderful man gone...Read More »
39 of 45 | Posted by: Missy Than Anderson - Costa Rica

“I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I was in Marching Band with Mike at Jeff for 2 years. He was a very outgoing, sweet guy that always had a...Read More »
40 of 45 | Posted by: Jamie Hale Catron - Lafayette, IN

“Michael, You always had such a kind heart and gentle smile. I loved how we could talk for hours. I remember how special your family was to you....Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Roberta Bunnell Salway - Carmel, IN

“Michael had the biggest heart! I remember great times working with him at Salin as one of his girls and how excited he was when Titanic came out! He...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: Nikki Sams - IN

“It is scarily ironic that I was just going through some old yearbooks awhile back from the days at Crouch Elementary School and reminiscing of the...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Ron Miller - Lafayette, IN

“Never a dull moment! michael had the greatest sense of humor, biggest personality, and kindest heart. He will be forever missed!! My thoughts and...Read More »
44 of 45 | Posted by: Keri Hill - Brownsburg, IN

“Michael We will miss you greatly! You brought style and love into all of our lives! May you always know how much you are loved and how great of an...Read More »
45 of 45 | Posted by: Christine and Bret, Tyler and Hannah


MICHAEL R. RAISOR, JR. age 44
With grace and dignity, Michael R. Raisor, Jr. peacefully joined his Heavenly Father at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born February 24, 1968 in Lafayette, he was the son of Michael V. and Marcia (Leill) Raisor. Michael was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1986 where he was a member of the Jefferson Marching Band. Michael received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Consumer and Family Services at Purdue University in 1991. He attended Covenant Church in West Lafayette and was a member of the John Purdue Club, as well as, many other local organizations.
Michael was employed in the family business, Mike Raisor Automotive Group, as Assistant Comptroller and Corporate Secretary. He enjoyed travel, design and decorating, Purdue Sports activities and Musical events and the Arts, but most of all, he was a devoted son, caring brother and adoring uncle.
Surviving along with his parents, Mike and Marcia Raisor, are a brother, Bret A. (wife, Christine), a sister, Kristen Raisor Jones (husband, Dr. Heath) and three nephews, Tyler Raisor, Cole and Christian Jones and one niece, Hannah Raisor, all of Lafayette.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral services at 10:30 am Friday at Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N. 7th Street, Lafayette with Rev. Dr. Jeff Cover officiating and Rev. Dr,. David Henderson assisting. A private family burial will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette.
Michael will be remembered for his devotion to his family, impeccable style, and caring loving heart. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the Methodist Health Foundation, P.O. Box 7168, Indianapolis, IN 46207. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com