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Jackie, I am saddened to hear of your loss. Mike and I were in quite a few classes together at SJC, and we loved debating politics. He was always so well versed on so many topics. He helped me understand more than I can remember. Puma love to you and the kids.

Posted by: Domenic Maciariello - Chicago, IL - Classmate   Apr 25, 2012

Jackie, I will always remember what a wonderful couple you and Mike made together. You both helped make my experience at SJC a lot of fun and less intimidating as a freshman in Justin Hall. I am praying for you and your kids. I am so sorry. Mike was truly a joy to be around.

Posted by: Jill (Peterson) Werling - Fort Wayne, IN   Feb 09, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. You were such a great family and Mike was a great man! Give Ethan and Lauren a big hug. Again I am sorry for your loss!

Angela Gapp

Posted by: Angela Gapp - Brentwood, TN   Feb 02, 2012

I still don't know what to say and probably can't say it as eloquently as others but I wanted to post something about my friend Mike. He was laid to rest today in the presence God and of his loving family and friends. Believe me when I say, one could feel the love and prayers offered from those far away. His death brings the realization to many of just how short and precious life is for all of us. I

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Posted by: Kurt Krouse - Lexington, KY - Friend   Jan 31, 2012

I worked with Mike during his "asbestos" days. My pre-teen son and his friend were driving me nuts with their shenanigans. Mike let me bend his ear about it one day and I asked him what do you think of the situation? He calmly answered, "I think they're best friends." He had summed it up in a brief sentence and let me know that I was wasting my time trying to break them up. He was friendly and kind to

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Posted by: Liz Crook - Belleville, IL - Former Coworker   Jan 30, 2012

Mike and I were good friends in law school. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Mike was always a fun, sociable guy with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed debating the issues of the day and held firm to his convictions. His friendship made our time in law school a much more enjoyable experience. My sincere condolences to Jackie, Ethan, Lauren, and the entire family. He will be missed dearly.

Posted by: Jay Carey - Minneapolis, MN - Friend from law school   Jan 30, 2012

Dear Jackie -
We attended your wedding and I worked with Mike at Kurowski, Bailey & Shultz in Swansea, IL. I am sorry to hear of Mike's passing and will say a prayer for your peace and comfort in this difficult time. May God bless you and watch over you and the children.

Posted by: Lauren and Tony Martins - St. Louis, MO - Former Co-Worker   Jan 30, 2012

I met Mike about six months after I started practicing law in 2004. He was with another defense firm and we became friends "on the circuit." I learned a lot from Mike while I practiced alongside him. We e-mailed back and forth a few times after he was no longer with Kurowski, and our kids went to the same preschool. I am shocked by the loss of this kind man, and I am so profoundly sorry for your loss, Jackie,

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Posted by: Heather Asunskis - Swansea, IL - former colleague   Jan 29, 2012

Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike was such a bright kid and very high spirited. I was proud to hear he had become such a successful lawyer. Peace be with you always.

God Bless,

Suzie Ebbing
Doug Gaunt

Posted by: Suzie Ebbing - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Jan 29, 2012

Darrell and Cindy

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, Michael.

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.


Posted by: Bill and Leah Borror - Syracuse, IN - friends   Jan 29, 2012