Michael L. Hughes
Birth date: August 30, 1933
Death date: December 4, 2011
Michael L. Hughes, 78, Marshfield, died peacefully surrounded by people who loved him on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church. A nephew, Rev. Thomas Lindner and Rev. Samuel Martin, Pastor, will officiate and music will be provided by Suzanne Golden as organist for St. John’s Adult Choir with special music by Joanne Anderson as violinist.Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Rembs Funeral Home and on Saturday from 9:30 am until service time at St. John’s Church. A combined St. John’s Parish and Knights of Columbus rosary service will be held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the funeral home.
Mike was born on August 30, 1933 in Stratford, the son of Glenn and Helen (Alt) Hughes. He and Joan M. Lindner were united in marriage on May 11, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. Mike owned and operated Hughes Real Estate in Marshfield for forty years until his retirement.
Mike always lived life to the fullest and enjoyed simple things that people sometimes overlook like a shared laugh or a quiet (or not) conversation. In addition to being a great husband, father and grandfather, Mike was always a great listener. Mike celebrated people and their stories and became a treasured friend to a wide circle of people. Mike gave advice based on the Word of God and always made decisions with the thought of morality and kindness at the forefront. He did what was right regardless of what was popular or in someone's obvious benefit, including his own. He fought for what he believed in and was a good man to have in your corner. If you needed to call someone for help, Mike was the first one on the list. The world is a better place because Mike lived fully a life of conviction in Faith, Family and Friends.
He is survived by his wife, Joan and their children, Maureen Draxler of Atlanta, GA, Michael (Kathleen) Hughes, Jr. of St. Paul, MN, Colleen (Ken) Statz of Chicago, Sheila (Patrick) Keenan of St. Paul, MN, and Peg (Peter) O’Malley of Mequon. He is also survived by grandchildren, William (Elizabeth) Draxler, Jacob Draxler, Faryn Hughes, Keegan Hughes, Kasper, Karl and Henry Statz, Max and Riley Keenan, Clare, Michael and Jack O’Malley. He is further survived by brothers and sisters, Cherie Krier of Marshfield, Darlene (Neal) Fehrenbach, Geraldine (Ronald) Wampler, Kathleen (Karl) Draxler, Daniel (Carol) Hughes, Barbara (James) Beining, and Hugh (Kathleen) Hughes and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Patrick, a son-in-law, William Draxler and a brother-in-law, Roland Krier.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be designated to Cohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, www.ccfa.org 386 Park Av. S., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on December 9, 2011 at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, WisconsinService:
10:30 am on December 10, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield, Wisconsin