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James Michael Case

1964 ~ 2022 (age 57)

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James Michael (Mike) Case, age 57, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, February 12th at his home. Mike was born on October 30, 1964 to Jim and Rebecca Case. He was the proud owner of the former Mike’s Milanns Restaurant and was recently employed by North Canton Schools.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue (Haren) Case; his daughter, Megan (Anthony) Desiato, his son, Nick (Heather) Case; his mother, Rebecca Case; sisters, Jodie (Tim) Albrecht, Julie (Tom) Metz; sister-in-law, Heather Case; grandchildren, Sophia, Oscar, and Nolan Desiato and Carson and Emery Case; his mother-in-law, Barb Haren; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Don) Shafer; brothers-in-law, Tim Haren and Larry (Stephanie) Haren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim; brother, Joe; father-in-law, Marvin; brothers-in-law, Mark and Terry; and his grandparents Jay and Annie Ross.

Mike was a lifetime Louisville resident and a big supporter of Louisville sports. Mike and his wife sponsored numerous sports teams and donated countless meals to the community over the years, never expecting anything in return.  He was an avid sports fan.  Many of our fondest memories with him include Buckeyes victories and Browns losses. He was one of those guys that always wanted to make sure everyone was having a good time. He would always make sure your plate was full and was good at convincing you that you had “time for one more.”

After roofing for several years, Mike changed careers and became a cook at the Louisville Bowling Alley. After several years Mike’s place grew and he needed to find a bigger kitchen, so he and his wife bought Mike’s Milanns. Cooking was Mike’s true passion, even on his days away from the restaurant; you would still find him cooking up a storm for his family and closest friends.

Although he was taken too soon, he left an impact on the community.  His legacy will live on in everyone that knew him. A private family funeral service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home. Please join the family, in celebrating the life that Mike loved so much, for a luncheon at the Louisville Eagles on Thursday, February the 17 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Booster Club or the Louisville Community Cupboard.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 17, 2022

Louisville Eagles
306 W. Main Street
Louisville, OH 44641

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