August 10, 1968 -- September 10, 2019

John "Ron Stryker" Schuyler Michel, II, 51, of Bristol, passed away on
Tuesday, September 10, at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1968 in
Evanston, IL, to John S. Michel, Sr. and Penelope Roberts. On February 4,
2006 he married Stephanie Ann Knepp, she survives. Survivors in addition to
his wife are a daughter, Solange Alysse Michel and a son, John Schuyler
Michel, III; his father and stepmother, John, Sr. (Cathy) Michel of Aurora, IL.
and his mother Penelope (Bill, deceased) Roberts of Urbana, VA; two
brothers, Jeff (Kelley) Michel of Middletown, OH, and Chris Michel of
Woodstock, GA. Stryker was known for his big personality and love to make
people laugh. He enjoyed playing hockey and working outside in his lawn
and landscaping, a place that he cherished since it was his grandparents
farmhouse. He had worked for 17 years as the Program Director at FM 103.9
"The Bear" and had also been the Creative Director at Federated Media.
Stryker was a beer enthusiast, especially craft beer and cohosted the
program "Music To My Beers" with Stryker/Warren/Zach. He was the house
announcer for Notre Dame Men's Basketball. His true passion and love in life
was his family, especially his wife and two children, which he had the
opportunity to coach in softball and soccer. Visitation will be from 3:00 to
8:00 pm on Friday, September 13, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South
Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday,
September 14, at Crossroads Community Church, 57415 Alpha Dr, Goshen,
with Pastor Gene Troyer officiating. A private burial will be at a later date.
Memorials may be given to  Faith Mission or Center for the Homeless.

                       ~  ~  ~ Online Condolences ~  ~  ~
Steph, I am so sorry for your loss. We are all praying for you and the kids.
From: Pete Farrough
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I am so very sorry for your loss, Stephanie. Please know that you and your
children are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Kathy Misukanis
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Stephanie & family, Stryker was truly an awesome human & I am so thankful
to have been able to work together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Sara Jost
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Stephanie, I am so very sorry. Your husband is a terrific person and I so loved
to work and really just set and talk with him. Thoughts and prayers for you
and your family.
From: Kevin Musselman
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My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
From: Stephen ONeil
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Just a fan who mourns now another good person taken too young. God
Speed Stryker.
From: A Fan
~  ~  ~  ~ sorry to hear of your loss. Will be keeping you and your entire
family in my prayers.
From: Kim Troyer
John "Ron Stryker" Schuyler Michel, II