Michael Eugene Virden

September 23, 1954 ‒ May 03, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Michael Eugene Virden, 60 of Delaware, passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

He was born in Kenton, Ohio on September 23, 1954, the son of the late Richard E. and Mary A. (Danner) Virden.

Mike was a 1972 graduate of Elgin High School. He worked for Marion Power Shovel for 10 years, Marion General Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 15 years and for Grandview and Southview Hospitals as Nuclear Medicine Technologist Manager. He was a member of Alley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. Mike enjoyed many activities and hobbies which included woodworking, fishing, fast cars and motorcycles, playing pool, and throwing darts. He was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes; he collected John Deere memorabilia and loved spending winter weeks in Key West, Florida. But above all he loved spending his time with his family and friends.

On August 11, 1973 Mike married Debra G. (Smith) Virdin who survives.

In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by his four daughters, Michelle Lynn Virden, Felicia Melinda (John) Ketteman, Elissa Mignon (Greg Mohlmaster) Virden, and Mary Margaret (Kenneth) Wilson; five grandchildren, Lesley, John Paul, Abbey, Liam, and Vivien; one brother, Dan (Rhonda) Virden; one sister, Rebecca Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by two brothers, William and Paul Virden; and one sister, Carol Virden.

Visitation will be held at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W William St at Valleyside Dr, Delaware, Oh on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 am. A celebration of life will follow visitation starting at 11:00 am with Pastor Dan Grose officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Stroke Association, 5455 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214.

Condolences can be expressed by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Debbie and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you at this time. We will be praying for God’s grace during this time. Heaven is again sweeter each day!

    • Joy and ken, thank you for the wonderful words and prayers. I have been sitting here remembering our good times in Texas. Mike is finally free of pain and is walking easy with our Lord.

  • so sorry to hear of Mikes passing! We all had a lot of fun times in youth group. Praying for you all during this difficult time!

  • Felicia and family,
    So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • Very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Will be praying for you and your family.

  • Debbie I believe we were nurses together or student nurses together . I am sorry to hear of your husband s passing so young. Prayers for you and your family for strength and peace and comfort . In Jesus name amen

    • Yes we were. Thank for these words of comfort.My comfort is knowing that he is not in any pain now.

  • Debbie and family,
    Please know my mom and I are praying for your family. As Christians our hope is in Him. He is our comfort in times of trouble and loss. God bless all of you in this hour of need.
    In Christ,

  • Debbie and family

    Our prayers and sympathy are with you during this sad time. May God’s love, grace, and comfort sustain you and bring you peace.

  • Debbie so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Deb I am very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing I have fond memories of our Shovel days and selling him that ss454 pick up truck from Mathews. He was always a joy to be around and I shall lift you all in prayer. God bless you, comfort you and give you strength.

    • Thank you Mark. I had forgotten that truck..good memories of Mike tooling around in it!

  • Debbie,

    We are praying for you and your family. I know this is not easy, nor should we ever assume that. I am so glad Mike and I were able to visit last year for a while. It was a joy to see him and talk of times gone by. Please know I wanted to be there for all of you Thursday. But know that Debbie and I will be praying God’s grace and peace abundantly cover your family at this time.

    David and Debbie

    • My prayers will be with you both tomorrow as well..that our Lord lays his healing touch upon you,

  • Mrs. Debbie and family,

    My deepest sympathies on the passing of Mr. Mike. I will always remember the times we spent talking on our porches and will be forever grateful for the watchful eye he kept on Marissa. Peace and comfort be with you all during this difficult time.

    • Miss Shelly, you and Miss Marissa are the best! He loved your talks, and he enjoyed Marissa and felt like he needed to help keep her safe.

  • Deb,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about you and the kids all week, praying for peace.

  • Debbie,
    My daughter who just recently moved to Marion from Delaware, asked me why your name sounded so familiar to her. I am so sorry to hear of your loss – keeping you and your family in m,y thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Cheryll Sprang