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Michael Thomas Latz, 51, of Zionsville, died March 29, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.. He was born March 23, 1962, to David and Barbara Ann (Fisher) Latz. Michael was a 1980 graduate of Brebeuf Prepatory School and received a B.S. in both civil engineering and land surveying from Purdue University. He was a former employee of American Structurepoint.. Michael married Suk Kyong “Sukie” Kim on Sept. 7, 1996, in Dallas, Texas. Being a devoted husband to Sukie and dad to his two children, Emma and Lachlan, were the most important things in Michael’s life. He used his engineering skills to help build sets for Emma’s ballet recitals, and he coached Lachlan’s soccer team and helped with his football team. Michael enjoyed working with wood, hiking in the mountains, and cheering for his beloved Green Bay Packers. He owned shares in the Packers, and has his name on a brick at Lambeau Field. Michael served his community as a member of the Boone County Redevelopment Committee and as a board member and former president of the Boone County Economic Development Committee.. Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Sukie; children, Emma and Lachlan; mother, Barbara Latz; brother, Mark “Hawk” Latz (Holly); sister Lisa Latz Condes (Scott); loving nieces and nephews, Che’lee, Ellia  and Yeahsen John, and Ava and Maya Latz; and his extended loving family.. He was preceded in death by his father, David Latz, D.D.S.. Visitation was 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak, Zionsville.  Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, with calling from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial followed at Salem Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (where Emma is a member of the class of 2016), 2801 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46268.. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville, and online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on  April 3, 2013
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