1965 — 2022
Michael Gene Crate of West Lafayette, IN passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wed., Jan. 26, 2022 at the age of 56. He was born on June 23, 1965 in Okinawa, Japan to Doris (Dougherty) Haire and Milton J. Crate. Michael worked various jobs throughout his life trying to find his niche. He was never afraid to try something new. He was trained by a Master Benihana Chef in teppanyaki cooking. He had worked as the head chef at a Hanayori Restaurant in Mishawaka, IN and most recently he worked at Perry Foam Products in Lafayette where they made sanding and grinding back-up pads. When he wasn't working, Michael was an avid golfer. He spent a lot of time on the links and was always...