Michael L. Dowden, 73, of Frankfort, died December 27, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Franciscan Health, Lafayette, Ind. He was born April 14, 1945 in Frankfort, Ind. to Virgil & Lola (Spencer) Dowden. His first marriage was to Chris Kinderman. He then married Sara Scott Rumpza in 1986 and she survives.
Mike was a 1964 graduate of Frankfort High School and a life long Frankfort resident. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Vietnam in the 14th Engineer Battalion. He owned/operated Dowden’s Bucket Truck Service and retired from Indiana Bell/Ameritech after 32 years. Mike was a member of the Moose Lodge #7, American Legion, VFW, and Beard Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his Wife: Sara Dowden of Frankfort, Daughter: Tiffany Kidd of South Carolina, Son: Michael L. Dowden Jr. of North Carolina, Step Son: Jeffrey Scott (Debbie) Rumpza of Lafayette, Step Daughter: Jennifer S. Rumpza of Boston, MA, Brother: Bill (Marybeth) Dowden of Kokomo, 8 Grandchildren, Jacob, Trenton, Alexis, Jamie Lee, Madison, Ally, Chloe and Sam and Scrabble, his favorite cat.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Chylene Troxel and siblings, Nancy Spray, Karen Roberts and Pat Dowden.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN. A Celebration of Life will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the Moose Lodge, 2880 E. Wabash St, Frankfort, IN. Private burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message.