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Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute by adding memories and photos. You may also send condolences to: Jackie Leonard-Tackett (and Ethan and Lauren) N112 W16298 Mequon Rd #140 Germantown, WI 53022


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I have many fond memories of Mike from our days as students at SJC...staying up late talking while he was working security, encounters in Gallagher Hall, etc. But what I will remember the most is watching him with his family at Homecoming and other SJC events. My thoughts are with Jackie, Ethan and Lauren. God Bless.

Posted by: Terra Maienbrook - Rensselaer, IN - Friend/Classmate   Jan 26, 2012

You made life at Pumaville fun and rewarding. You are missed already. Sincerest condolences to Jackie, Ethan, and Lauren, the Tackett and Leonard families, and all of the Pumas who were blessed to know him.

Posted by: Maureen Minielli - Staten Island, NY - Professor   Jan 26, 2012

Mike was one of my students at Saint Joseph's College. We remained in touch after he graduated. Only last year Mike took time out of his day to pen a brief note. I'll remember him fondly.

Posted by: Peter Watkins - Rensselaer, IN - Former Professor   Jan 26, 2012

When I was 16, I moved to Ft Wayne and attended Bishop Luers High School, where I met my friend and confidante, Michael Wade Tackett. His parents, Darrell and Cindy, opened the doors to their home and welcomed us to hang out there. I don’t know if they realize how much that meant to us – it’s so important for a couple of teenage boys to have a place to discuss the trials and tribulations of adolescence – so thank

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Posted by: Jonathan Bringewatt - Golden, CO - Friend   Jan 26, 2012

Thank you for being a wonderful friend to my brother and thank you for always making me smile as a 7 year old.

Posted by: Kristin    Jan 26, 2012