Michael K. McGovern

  • Born: June 25, 1939
  • Died: June 14, 2017
  • Location: Park Ridge, Illinois

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael was born on June 25, 1939 and passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Michael was a resident of Park Ridge, Illinois at the time of passing.

Visitation at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove Monday, June 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at St. Paul of the Cross Church 320 S. Washington St. Park Ridge on Tuesday, June 20th for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Inurnment to be held privately. (847) 965-2500 Visitation at the Simkins Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on June 19, 2017. Monday June 19, 2017 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053 Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:00 AM St. Paul of the Cross 320 S. Washington Park Ridge, IL 60068 Visitation at the Simkins Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on June 19, 2017.

In lieu of flowers donations to Misericordia Heart of Mercy 6300 N. Ridge Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the McGovern Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mickey was such a great guy!!!!
He will surely be missed.
Helen Callahan

Posted by Helen Callahan - Oak PArk, IL   June 20, 2017

Mr McGoo , all time favorite golfer to caddy for; when the caddymaster Norton gave you the loop Mickey McGovern you knew as a caddy were in for a good 4 plus hours of banter & laughs for 18 holes @ PRCC. His foursome consisted of Irishmen , Mc Fadden, Cassidy, Slevin, Ratigan, a guest named Red Eye, and a Noel named Lindenmuth. He always tipped well & when we went past the halfway house he stopped for a beer, "take a slug son." McGoo knew how to have fun & I can still hear his Irish laugh as he busted on one of his friends , "is that hard water or soft water in front of you" to throw one of his buddies off as he was teeing off on the 16th.
Susie, your dad was the best but you already know that.
Peace be with you & your mom & your family.

Posted by Tim Ratigan - IL   June 19, 2017

Mr McGoo my favorite golfer to loop for. If Norton the caddymaster assigned you Mickey or a "guest of McGovern" on a Wed afternoon you were happy- It was going to be a lot of laughs & banter & a slug of beer leaving the halfway house along the way for 18 holes @ PRCC, His foursomes consisting of Irishmen,
McFadden, Cassidy, Slevin,& even a guy named Red Eye & a Noel as in Lindenmuth
Susie, your dad was the best but you already know that.
Peace be with you & your mom.

Posted by Tim R    June 19, 2017

Sorry to hear about the loss of Mickey "McGoo" McGovern. He will always be fondly remembered by all PRCC caddies as one of the best "loops" of all time. The McGoo nickname was given to him for his inability to see where his golf balls were hit throughout the round. He was a true Irishman and a great guy.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

He must be delighting the folks upstairs with his antics, as much as he did the same for us down here. May the good memories give you all peace.

Walter and Sandra Dulian
( Old neighbors of Bob and Diane)

Posted by Walter and Sandra Dulian - 1625 San Giovanni Dr. Mirama, FL   June 16, 2017

My regards and deepest sympathies to Trish and Susie for the loss of Mick; so sorry to hear of the news. Peace to your family. -Meagan

Posted by Meagan Burns - San Miguel de Allende   June 15, 2017

Our sympathies and special prayers for Mick and all his friends and family.

Posted by The Sisters and Residents of Misericordia - Chicago, IL   June 15, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Simkins Funeral Home - Morton Grove, IL   June 15, 2017