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Walsh Family  

Michael Patrick Walsh, 50, of Culver, Indiana, the beloved son of Jo Ann and James Walsh, died at 12:30AM on March 6, 2013 of a heart attack while driving home on State Road 110 from work in South Bend, Indiana. Always conscious of others, though stricken, he pulled off the snowy road to avoid a car accident and dialed 911, but died before the quick responding sheriff deputies and ambulance crew reached him. Mike was a mile from home.

Mike was born on April 16, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio and with his family lived in Kansas City, Missouri, South Bend, and Culver, Indiana.

Mike was a Missouri High School All State Football Player for Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Missouri. He received a football scholarship to play football at Notre Dame University 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 Degree in Federal Tax from the University of Missouri Kansas City; and a Juris Doctor Degree from Notre Dame Law School. Mike was employed by H&R Block in Mishawaka and Quality Inn of Roseland, Indiana.

Mike is survived by his parents, brothers Jim (Carol) and Dan (Katie); sisters Kate and Sue (Michael); and nieces and nephews Anna, Rita, Lou, Mike, Dave, Pat, Molly (Troy Ferguson), Max, Brian, Ann, and Laura.

A time of visitation with the family will be held at the St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver, from 10 - 11AM on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

A mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11AM at the church. Burial will follow at the Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna, Indiana.

Prayers for the repose of Mike's soul with God in Heaven will be appreciated.

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Steve spent nearly his entire life loving and playing guitar. He was a guitar virtuoso who played lead in several bands, and was accepted to and attended the Guitar Institute of Technology (now the Musicians Institute) in Los Angeles, at just 17 years old, before coming back home to the Western suburbs.

Steve worked for many years as a painting contractor, but loved most of all his positions as a guitar teacher. He always encouraged his students, young and old, to learn and have fun with music. It was his passion.

When summertime came, you could find Steve heading to the family cottage in Culver, IN, where his waterskis awaited. He was the self-anointed "King of the Lake," and his skills and tricks entertained Lake Maxinkuckee for 35 years.

He is survived by his parents, William J. Walsh Jr. and Lydia Walsh, of LaGrange; his brother, Patrick, sister-in-law, Nikki, their four children Ryan, Collin, Brendan, and Shannon, of Naperville, IL, and his sister, Laurie Walsh and her husband, Paul Ritchie, of Chicago.

Steve "Guitarman" Walsh was one-of-a-kind, and his big presence, silly sense of humor, and beautiful smile will be missed by all who loved him.

There will be a private memorial for family and close friends.

Memorial donations may be made to one of Steve's favorite organizations: The Hinsdale Humane Society, 22 N Elm St, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home - Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2016

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