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Michael “Mike” Walsh, of Mora, formerly of St. Paul, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at his home.  He was 79 years old.

GATHERING OF FAMILY & FRIENDS will be held from 3:00 -6:00 pm on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.

Michael Patrick Walsh, 79, of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away February 26, 2022, peacefully in his home in Mora, Minnesota.

Mike was born on February 23, 1943, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Earl and Hildegard Walsh. He grew up on the East side of St. Paul, attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from St. Bernard’s High School. He and his wife Jane moved to River Falls, Wisconsin where they raised their daughters. Mike graduated from UWRF and had a long career teaching 4th and 6th grade; first in River Falls, WI and then in Mora, MN, until he retired in 2006. He continued into his retirement working in neighboring communities as an Appraiser.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife Jane Walsh, his parents Hildegard and Earl Walsh, brother Jack Walsh, and his sister Darlene O’Shaughnessy.

Mike is survived by his children Colleen (Paul) Matschi and Mary (Brett) Wahl, his grandchildren; Danielle, Samantha (Carl), Chase (Adrianna), Sarah (Davis), and Allison (Troy), his siblings; Donna Grady, Tom (Jeanette) Walsh, Maureen (Mike) Hessler, Greg Walsh, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was forever grateful for the love and support he received from his community.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com


21 thoughts on “MICHAEL WALSH”

  1. What an inspiration and blessing Mike was. He always had a smile, words of encouragement and kindness whenever, wherever we would run into him. With a twinkle in his eye, he would brace himself as my daughter would come in for the hug- she doesn’t know her own strength and would pretnear tip him over. He NEVER pushed her away, although he would say to me I get scared when I see her coming! He understood on a deep level- he was her teacher, our teacher, and he taught lessons of kindness and compassion to us all.

  2. Love you Mike. I will forever cherish that only you know “where the bodies are buried.” I miss you my friend.

  3. Mike was such a wonderful person who loved his family above all else. He would brighten my day every time he came to the courthouse. He will be missed but know there is a great reunion with Jane going on now❤️

  4. Forever an integral part of so many youth’s lives.
    Teaching myself and older brothers too to love the world by bringing so much joy to Social studies, we all ​Thank you so much for that.

    Sharing the most loving thoughts and blessings to all family and dear friends.

  5. I will always remember fond memories of the 4th grade with Mr. Walsh he was the nicest guy. Condolences to his family and friends

  6. Mr. Walsh was one of the kindest, most compassionate teachers I ever had. A truly wonderful man.

  7. Sorry for you loss. Mike and I talked a lot when we both taught in Mora. My son really thought he was a great teacher. I thought he was a great person.

  8. I am a first cousin of Mike’s (one of many). I last saw Mike two years ago at a Mensen reunion in AZ. It happened to coincide with his 77th birthday. A happy event!

  9. A wonderful man, and a huge influence on me as a young man. Lessons I carry with me today.
    No use of the word “like”.
    And “if you want fair, it is across the street.” I was class of ’95, and the school was across from the Fairgrounds then. Rest in peace. Your teachings will live on through us all, and that is one heck of a legacy.

  10. Mike I’m so grateful I have had the chance get to know you over the last 4 years. Whenever I had problems in my life you always gave me caring advice. I will cherish the memories I have of you. My deepest sympathies go out to all your family and friends. R.I.P BROTHER

  11. We will miss his smiling face in the courthouse. Such a nice guy and great person.
    Condolences to the family.

  12. Mike was always smiling and was quick with a witty comeback. I always liked catching up with him when he would come to the courthouse (Pine County). I’m sure he is golfing in heaven . We’ll miss you Mike. My sincerest sympathies to his family. I’m sure he is already dearly missed.

  13. Mike touched the minds and hearts of many. He was a friend to all. Caring, kind, and a gracious gentleman. Mike experienced many challenges, they made him stronger, which afforded him to always do good for family and friends. Mike will be missed. From a 1961 classmate of Mike’s. May he rest in peace.

  14. karen Stumne I have worked at Pine County assessors office for 28 years and have had many visits with Mike. What a wonderful man and so caring and quiet spoken. He loved his golf when he felt good. We came to his house by Quamba about fifteen years ago to buy airondack chairs there. He was a gentle soul who loved his family. Take care and hope he will be playing golf and dancing with Jane.

  15. I had Mr. Walsh as a teacher in 6th grade and he worked for my dad part time in real estate. I used to babysit for the girls and I remember loving to babysit there because when they went to bed I could play the pinball machine down in the basement. The weird things you remember. Be at peace Mr. Walsh, you’ve earned it. ~Melanie (Viney) Tevik

  16. I am thankful to have met Mike, and was honored to be able to call him my friend. Mike, I will always remember your gentle smile, sense of humor and words of wisdom. I was not a Mora resident when I met you. However, your listening, patience and communication skills had teacher written all over you. Although I’m deeply saddened, I know you are in a better place. See you later my friend.

  17. What a wonderful teacher you were. I enjoyed seeing you at store I worked at and we visit for like forever. It was like you never forgot who I was in that many years. I will miss seeing you Mr Walsh.

  18. Mike was a kind and compassionate man. I had the pleasure of working with him as a volunteer. Mary, my condolences to you and your family.

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