Michael Patrick Walsh
April 16, 1962-March 6, 2013
CULVER — Michael Walsh, 50, of Culver, the beloved son of Jo Ann and James Walsh, died at 12:30 a.m., March 6, 2013 of a heart attack while driving home on State Road 110 from work in South Bend. Always conscious of others, though stricken, he pulled off the snowy road to avoid a car accident, dialed 911, but died before the quick responding sheriff’s deputies and ambulance crew reached him. Mike was a mile from home.
Mike was born April 16, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, and with his family lived in Kansas City, Mo., South Bend, and Culver. He is survived by his parents; brother, Jim (Carol) and nieces, Anna and Rita; sister, Kate and nephew, Lou; sister, Sue (Michael) Fitzgerald and nephews, Mike, Dave, and Pat, niece, Molly (Troy Ferguson), and nephew, Max; and brother, Dan (Katie), nephew, Brian and nieces, Ann and Laura.
Mike was a Missouri High School All State Football player for Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Mo. He received a football scholarship to play football at the University of Notre Dame under coach Dan Devine. Mike earned a B.A. degree in Accounting from Notre Dame, a B.A. in History from Indiana University South Bend, a Master’s degree in Federal Tax from the University of Missouri Kansas City, and a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame law.
Mike was employed by H&R Block, Mishawaka, and Quality Inn, in Roseland.
Visitation with the family is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at The Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery, in Kewanna. Prayers for the repose of Mike’s soul with God in Heaven will be appreciated. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com .