Michael S. Kellogg, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023. He was born on September 26, 1941 in Detroit, MI to Robert and Georgia (Lyman) Kellogg. He graduated from Cass High School in Detroit, MI and Cedarville College in Cedarville, OH. Mike made his career in ministry as a radio program host for Moody Bible Institute and was a member of Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton. If you happened upon his radio program, you would be welcomed with a soothing voice saying, “hello, good friend” and hear the phrase, “have a great day, a great day indeed.” Mike was fond of clocks and was always on the hunt for a good deal. He will be lovingly remembered for his off-the-wall sense of humor, pride in his work, and above all, love for his family.
On August 14, 1965, Michael married Nancy Smith, who survives, along with their children: Heidi (Emilio) Good, Stephen Kellogg, Adam Kellogg, Kristin (Kyle) Jordan, Cindy (Brian) Wolters, and Robbie (Lydia) Kellogg; brother, Julius Kellogg; grandchildren: Cordelia, Emilio, Zachary, Sebastian, Sandy, Colin, Maya, Sarah Jane, Haele (Wyatt), Payton, Michaela, Sam (Macey), Grace, Rosie, Emma, Theo, Nancy, Raven, and Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Georgia; and brother, Cliff Kellogg.
A visitation will be held on July 5, 2023 from 10:00 – noon at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, with a service starting at noon.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Kellogg family. I first met Mike in 2012, at a Lyman family reunion held in Lapeer, MI. Mike is my dad's cousin (Victor Lyman from Waterford, MI). Mike looked so much like my grandfather, Howard E. Lyman. I was battling through cancer in 2012, and I will never forget Mike, my uncle and my dad gathering around me to pray for my healing. Fast forward many years later, I was in Valparaiso for work, I called him up and met him and Nancy for dinner. I so enjoyed their company. -John Lyman
It is always difficult to part ways from such a strong member of your family, community, church organizations, and from his steadfast resilience to the world's grievous challenges, but I guarantee you, that Mike is in an even more prestigious position due to his continued work that prepared him for his journey onto the heavens' and those others who were just as effective during his lifetime. He will surely be missed..it's like an empire state building event whereby it would be deeply impacted if it disappeared..and the comparison of his lifetime to the visual impact if such a structure would surely be clear to all. His shine will continue thru the works if his life. And I wish we all would leave such a stellar impact on the world as he did! I pray for his family most and give special prayers towards their own understanding if God's need for him to go ahead and prepare for those who follow. Amen -Mona Domm
Mike, I have memories of you stretching back as far as I can remember, from seeing your smiling face on Sundays to hearing your loud booming voice roaring in my place as I was dressed up as a Bear and too scared to roar during the church play. You thoughtful kindness, grace and humbleness to everyone who had the luck to meet you was an inspiration to all who knew you. I am grateful to have been able to have been able to call you a friend in my adult years and will miss our chats and running into you at chucks bakery almost every time I was visiting Valpo. The indelible mark you have left on your community, your listeners, friends and family can never be measured thank you so much for all you have done for us. I love you. -Joseph M Griffin
My condolences to the family. Me. Kellogg will be greatly missed by many! He was always smiling and positive about everything. His primary focus was to point others to Christ and build a relationship. Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus. -Giovana Amidon
How could you not have left those humble footprints through our family’s memories? The Lord has used you and Nancy to show us pictures of Himself. Will miss seeing you around Valparaiso, running into you shopping or in the church lobby, always with encouraging words, genuine inquiries, a bit of humor and an attitude of gratitude. -Steve & Linda Feezor
Mike was the voice of classic radio. The voice of comfort and hope. A friend to many, an encourager, and Godly example. We will miss him and his ready smile. -Scott Schaeffer
Rest in Perfect Peace Gentle man of GOD! Believing and trusting you’re now resting at the Bosom of our Savior JESUS Christ. May all those you’d left behind be comforted and cared for supernaturally by the Almighty iJmn. Amen! Wanted to meet you in person and say big Thank you for hosting Music Through the Night to no avail! The LORD had used you to comfort me and many others in time of great distress and I’ll be forever grateful for your service. Continue to rest in peace until we shall all see face to face someday! “How are the Mighty Fallen”! Adieu Sir. -Raham Bolaji Potter FD
This saint was such a blessing to me as I journeyed through some very serious health issues. His soothing voice and scripture references seemed to be right on target with where I was on a daily basis. Like he knew exactly what and.how I was feeling and doing every minute. He attended the same high school in Detroit, Michigan as did my eldest sister. She was a freshman at the time he was a senior. I will miss his ministry of music and the inspiration he imparted to his listening audience. He was an encourager also, reminding me that suffering too will pass. R.I.P. Mike, and thank you for all your years of dedication to your ministry, many people were helped tremendously by it. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. -Linda Dubie