Michael A. Habing, December 9, 2020

Michael A. Habing, 74, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away after heroic battles with pancreatic and esophageal cancers. His body ultimately succumbing to infection. Mike managed his illnesses with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren who he adored more than anything in the world.
Mike played rugby and graduated from The University of Notre Dame. He served in the Army Reserves from 1968-1974. He spent many years working in business and sales. In his spare time, he loved being part of many ministries at St. Paul, always learning, deepening, and sharing his catholic faith. He would never miss a Notre Dame Saturday, loved watching fast Friday and the Indy 500, vacations to the beach, sunshine, and meaningful discussions.
He never met a stranger and made everyone feel welcome. He was a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Martha of 51 years. He was an amazing father to Andy (Jaime), Kellie (Jason), and Kate. He was an adoring and adored Papa to Kerrigan, Jameson, and Finnegan Habing, Brayden, and Mason Faust. Older brother to Richard and loving brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin to many. He will be so missed and we are all better people for knowing this kind, self-less, humble faith-filled man.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St Paul Catholic Church followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Mass will be live streamed beginining at 9:55 AM Saturday.

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  1. I went to Cathedral High in Indianapolis with Mike Habing and stayed in friendly contact with him as my ND classmate. My dad and Mike’s were very close, and, unfortunately, my father called me one day to ask if I had provided a fake ID for Mike at ND. I of course was offended at the suggestion and vehemently denied knowing how Mike’s dad could be so poorly informed. Note that I did not deny doing so, and showed at that time great promise as a lawyer. Mike was never in a bad mood, had an easy laugh, and was always fun to be with. Great guy.

    Tom “Bugman” Roche and I were roommates for one tumultuous year on fourth floor Badin. I may have in good faith hijacked Tom’s car late one Saturday night to comfort a young lady, a corporal work of mercy. That morning I found my mattress and clothes on the lawn outside the dorm. Tom and I had a great summer in ’70, when I interned there while Tom was a hot young stockbroker. I had many D.C. nights of great liquidity with Tom and a great looking, fun girl, Leslie I believe, who would be his first wife. At the last reunion Tom displayed the same sardonic humor he always had. I envied Tom and his close group who lived off campus, had cars, and regular dates. They had great parties, regularly “streaked” by two classmates who shall remain anonymous for fear of professional embarrassment.

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