Just heard the news of Mike's passing through the Marquette Magazine. What a wonderful presence he wove in and out of my life through the years from high school on. Patricia, my sincere sympathy to you and your sons. Many warm memories!
My deepest sympathy to Mike's family and friends. I met him in 2001, as I recall, in a voice class at UWM. In addition to all the qualities people have mentioned here, he also sang wonderfully, with strength and feeling. I am grateful that I met Mike and heard him sing.
My deepest condolences from my father and I. Our thoughts and prayers go with your family.
Brian, Pat & family,
For years, I admired Mr. Ash's courage, now after reading the article in the MJ, I am much more impressed. He was a strong presence at the WFB HS drama productions, always supporting Brian and our efforts. I am grateful that I got to know him.
Patricia is my hero.
Our sincere condolences. Mike was a great lawyer and inspiration to all. We will miss his intellect, humor and faith. May God continue to bless you all.
Mike was a champion for individuals with disabilities...a leader that will be missed.
With fond memories of working together on the McCann campaigns. You and your family will be in our prayers. Peace be with you.
Michael was a powerful presence in all of our lives, an inspiration and a constant reminder of the unlimited potential of the human spirit. He touched so many with his courage and enduring good cheer. Our world is poorer today.
We were shocked at the unexpected news of Mike's death. He was a radiant presence in my life going back to high school and college days. One of the warmest memories of my life was driving from Cambridge to Wheaton, Minnesota with Mike and Patricia to a friend's wedding in 1964. Deepest condolences to a family facing this aching loss.
We feel sorrow - especilly for Pat and the kids. Mike was one of the good ones. Robin & Jerry Hanscum