John Michael "Mike" Ashton, 68, of Monticello, passed away at 12:25 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at I U Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
He was born on July 28, 1951 in Lafayette to the late Thomas "Dirk" and Sarah "Sally" (Cripe) Ashton. On July 28, 1973 he married Pamela Logan at the Idaville Methodist Church and she survives.
Mike was a graduate of Twin Lakes High School and attended St. Joseph College. He had worked as a butcher at Clark & Moore, Schwans in the freezer, and then McGills, now Regal from which he retired. He also worked part time for the Spille family.
He was a member of Christ Church at Monticello.
Mike played on the church dart league. He did many community and organizational hog roasts. He enjoyed hunting, especially deer, was an avid reader, and loved animals and his hobby farm. Mike also enjoyed his St. Bernard's and was the family cook.
He is also survived by his son, Kyle Ashton of Monticello; three brothers, Tom (Rowena) Ashton of Monticello, Gary Ashton of Delphi, Terry (Shirley) Ashton of Monticello; and father-in-law, Glen Haskell of Monticello.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Ashton; brother, Cary Ashton; and mother-in-law, Jill Haskell.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services at 4:00 pm Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello with Gregg Nydegger of the Christ Church at Monticello officiating.
Burial will be at 11 am, Monday in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be offered to the White County Special Olympics or to Weekly Religious Education. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com