Doyle, D.D.S., Dr. J. Michael
J. Michael Doyle DDS, entered into Eternal Life surrounded by his family on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, at the age of 75 as a result of a recent auto accident in Jupiter, FL. Mike was born to John and Mary Doyle on September 29, 1937 in East Liverpool, OH and was raised in Midland, PA.
Mike was a proud member of one of the last football teams at Marquette University where he played four seasons from 1955-1958. On July 22, 1961, he married Mary Ellyn Thibadeau in Fond du Lac, WI. Mike was a 1963 graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He served his country as a Captain in the United Sates Army from 1963-1965. Following dental school and military service, he joined his father-in-law, Dr. Gordon Thibadeau in his dental practice, in Fond du Lac, WI, where he helped thousands of patients for more than 32 years.
Mike was a gentle warrior who always displayed genuine concern for others. His love, commitment and generosity to his family were both unconditional and infinite. Although he never wore his religion on his sleeve, Mike's attitude and behavior towards others, especially the less fortunate, attested to his genuine Christian behavior. His good natured way along with his knack for finding humor in many situations will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary and their three daughters, Dr. Kathleen (John) Kelly of Fond du Lac, WI, Patricia (Michael) Floyd of White Fish Bay, WI and Colleen (Louie III) Lange of Fond du Lac, WI. He is also the proud "Pop-Pops" to nine grandchildren including Maggie and Doyle Kelly, Jack, Quinn, Kelly & Seamus Floyd and Hannah, Henry and Ruthie Lange. He is further survived by his brother John (Jack) Doyle and sister Patricia Ezzo of Beaver, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents John Nolan and Mary Francis Doyle, Midland, PA, in laws, Dr. Gordon and Florence Thibadeau, Fond du Lac, WI, sister in law, Miriam Doyle, Beaver, PA and brother in law, John Thibadeau, Fond du Lac, WI.
Visitation: The family will receive visitors on Sunday April 7 from 4-6:30 pm at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI
Service: Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937, on Monday, April 8, at 11:00 AM with Fr. Mike Crosby as presider.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established in honor of Dr. J. Michael Doyle through the Fond du Lac Area Foundation.
We will miss his many profound and humorous sayings including: "Good times buddy, this wasn't it".
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter from Apr. 3 to Apr. 7, 2013