Michael L. “Mike” Daffin
February 07, 1952 ‒ December 11, 2017
Formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael L. “Mike” Daffin, age 65 of Westerville and formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana died Monday morning, December 11, 2017 at The OSU Medical Center after a hard-fought battle with cancer (CUP).
Mike was born on February 7, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana the only child of the late Harold and Nora C. (Gallion) Daffin.
It was there in Indiana where he graduated from Southport High School in the class of 1970, attended Wabash College, and graduated from Indiana University in 1975 with a degree in European History. He later went back to get his degree in accounting.
Shortly after graduation from Southport, he married Linda Kidwell in Greenwood, Indiana. They lived in Indiana until 1981 when a job offer from Nationwide Insurance led them to Westerville. After two years with Nationwide, he felt the pull of operating his own business. He ventured out on his own as an accountant, specializing in nursing home ownership and management. In 1992, he was recognized in Who’s Who for his success as a business owner.
Mike was a member of Westerville Community United Church of Christ for over 30 years. There, he was the treasurer for 12 years, was the head Lay Person, taught Sunday School, and over the years participated on every board.
Whether as a participate or spectator, Mike was a sports enthusiast. While in high school he was a standout 1st baseman and quarterback and as an adult he enjoyed golfing and playing softball. When his kids were growing up he never missed their sporting events and now focused his attention on his great nephews. He was also a huge fan of Hoosier Basketball and the New York Yankees.
Mike loved to get creative in the kitchen and will be remembered for his Fettuccini Alfredo and his grilled steaks, that were prepared as though you were at Eddie Merlots. His love of cooking and family melded into his role as Mr. Thanksgiving, his favorite holiday.
He will be missed by his wife Linda of 42 years and their two children Ashley and Chad Daffin both of Westerville. He was also deeply loved by his cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law and his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on the family on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Jay Groat officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mike’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com