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Ervin R. Ignash 1928 - 2014
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
I was very privileged to have been a student at Bad Axe High School under Mr. Ignash's principalship. He was a fair and kind man who took an interest in every students success. Even 25+ years later when I happened to be on the same plane with him he instantly recognized me as of course I did him and we had a lovely chat . I have always said that I was lucky to go to such a school and live in a community where you were held to high standards and encouraged to succeed. He set the tone and culture of the educational environment. He will always be admired and remembered as a great man
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Mr. Ignash, you were a Wonderful man and a Fantastic principal who always treated every student with the same dignity and respect. You made Bad Axe a High School a wonderful school to attend because you truly cared about each and everyone of us . May you rest in Peace.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
To the family of Ervin Ignash,
He was my high school principal. He always expected you to be the best you could be as an athlete, student, and member of the Catholic faith. He not only reminded us to be better people as we grew to become adults but showed this to all of us as he lived his own life. With fondest memories of a respectable man. My sincerest condolences are with you..... Michelle Nguyen (Wisneski)
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Uncle Erv will live on in memory of him and the care and consideration for others that formed his life. Also his love for roses and baseball. Perhaps many do not know that he once was offered a contract by the Boston Braves of the National Baseball league to pitch in their farm system. He turned that down in part for the low salary and that he and his soon to be wife Audrey could not live on it.My condolences to his family and the may peace be with you.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Uncle Ervin was a very loved man, by me, family, friends and the town of Bad Axe!!! I love you, Uncle Ervin, as you know. But I know that God has gained a Great Angel in Heaven. Say Hi to the rest of our family that is with you. We will see you all one day one by one. All My LOVE, your Goddaughter & neice, Roxanne
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Sorry to hear about your Dad, Chris. He was always firm but fair. I have fond memories of coming to your house and sampling your vinyl collection. Class 77
Friday, March 07, 2014
I was at reunion in 2008 and had not seen coach in 40 yrs. Walked up to him with Larry Schelke and he was asked if he knew who I was. I was amazed when he knew without any hints. Also had a wicked curve ball that I could never touch back in 60.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Mr. Ignash, as a coach was a role model
for me. Class of 55.
Bob & Brenda Case
Friday, March 07, 2014
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a wonderful man. It was great living next to you growing up. If we had more people like Mr. Ignash as principals of schools, the world would be a better place. Good bye Mr. Ignash. It was a privilege knowing you and being guided by you. R.I.P.....class of 73
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Mr. Ignash was a great man with dignity. He was a positive influence on all who came in contact with him. As a principal, he was a dedicated leader who encouraged his staff to strive for excellence for the benefit of the students. During his coaching career he was a role model for his athletes. Mr. Ignash made a difference! May his family find comfort in knowing that others care.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
What a wonderful man. Always had a smile on his face. Class of 1982
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Our condolences to the Ignash family. Mr. Ignash has a special place in our heart; not only our high school principal, but my boss and then a true friend while living in Bad Axe.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I will never forget being summoned to his office, fear set in, he laughed when he saw me wearing bib overhauls! Got sent home to change.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I was so very saddened to hear of Mr. Ignash's passing. I had so much respect for him. And he was always so kind and nice and respectful to me when I'd run into him in the years after graduation.

I am happy I got to tell him several times how much comfort it brought to me and my family to see our old high school principal, who finally retired in '89, as the lecturer on the altar at my father's funeral, which just happened to be 12 years ago this week. He was a very good friend to my mom in those following years, too. Mr. Ignash was a man of integrity, dignity and authority -- who greatly believed in the value of education and culture -- at a time when the world made a lot more sense to many of us.

That world was a better place because he was in it. He will be very missed.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Coach Ignash was a gentleman, athlete and respected at all times. He was an encourager and great teacher. I send my condolences to all of the family. Ken Johnston, Bad Axe Class 1956; Los Gatos , California.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Mr. Ignash was a wonderful role model for all educators. He was patient and fair, and he clearly loved his work. My condolences to his family.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Thank you Mr. Ignash for your kindness and patience during my high school years. I chuckle to think how many times we argued about my mini skirts and how patient you always were...you will always be greatly respected and sadly missed.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
A kind,merciful,compassionate man. I only ended up in your office once but I was treated with respect and understanding. From the class of '65,Gary Louks
Thursday, March 06, 2014
To Coach Ignash and his family my sympathy goes out to you on your loss. I am grateful that I was able to share some of his dedicated service to so many who attended BAHS. The memories I have of times shared with the coach fill my heart with joy today.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
So sorry to hear this news. Mr Ignash was a wonderful and caring man. He was always interested in what his former students were doing in the world. We are all lucky to have known him. RIP Mr. Ignash, you will be missed.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
My heart is filled with sadness at the loss of this wonderful man. When I think of Mr. Ignash a few words that come to mind are respect, compassion, wisdom... I always had the utmost respect for Mr. Ignash in school, but it was after school that I really realized what a wonderful human being he was. Long after we graduated, he called us by name and then when we had our three girls he asked their names and always addressed them as such. After each Mass we were at, he would stop and talk to us. Then the great chats we had at Big Boy :) I admired the patience and compassion he had for Mrs. Ignash. Something that just fills your heart with joy. You will certainly be missed by many. I am honored to have known you and so happy that my children got the chance to know you through your acts of kindness. God's blessings to the Ignash family.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I knew Erv from my days working at the Huron Daily Tribune. He was a lovely man - kind and wise. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Thank you Mr. Ignash for your patience and guidance. You will be remembered fondly.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Very sad to learn of Erv's passing. He was a very nice person. I am glad to have known him and Audrey. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
What a loss! He was a wonderful man. I still picture walking by him -all smiles, everyday- in the Bad Axe High Halls! May he rest in peace. Prayers to the family!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
What a loss. He was everything good in the world. After my dad died, Mr. Ignash would bring my mother flowers from his garden every year. His contribution to education is immeasurable. A class act.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Erv took me under his wing and mentored me (and many others) in the ways of growing and exhibiting roses. He was one of the best at growing and exhibiting roses, and his name is on so many trophies around this state. I am a better person for having known him. My condolences to his family.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Mr Ignash, what a gentleman. I have nothing but the upmost respect and adoration for him. May he rest in peace. Prayers and condolences to his family. I am sorry to say we will be out of town on Thursday night unable to come to the funeral home. I would love to say goodbye to him.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I will be forever thankful that I called Mr. Ignash and had a wonderful conversation with him just last week. His positive attitude and gratefulness for each new day filled my heart with the admiration I've had for this good man since the day we met. My prayer is that he will enjoy rest in heaven for eternity.
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