Born: November 02, 1931
Died: February 03, 2010
Services: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at St. Columkille Catholic Church, W10802 Cty. Rd. TT in the township of Elba, WI
Visitation: Saturday, February 6th from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the church
Michael Edward Hughes, 78, a resident of Prairie Crest Assisted Living in Beaver Dam and formerly of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at his home.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at St. Columkille Catholic Church, W10802 Cty. Rd. TT in the township of Elba, WI, with Rev. Rick Wendell officiating. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, February 6th from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the church. Following the Mass, military honors will be conducted by the Columbus VFW Post #8090 outside of the church.
Michael was born the son of Joseph J. and Mary A. (Powers) Hughes on November 2, 1931 in Columbus, WI. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and later of La Crosse College. After graduation, he was employed with the former American Scoreboard in Pardeeville. Michael was then enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country in the Korean War. After his return from the war, he continued to work for American Scoreboard specializing in graphic design.
Michael was a longtime member of the Columbus VFW Post #8090 serving as an officer for many years. He was an avid sports fan regardless of the season. Michael loved to be part of the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Michael was a lover of all things Irish!
Michael is survived by his five children: Bridget (Randy) Rhode of Portage, Maura (Jim) Daniels of La Valle, WI, Tom (Melissa) Hughes of Shorewood, Kara (Ryrie) Pellaton of Wilmette, IL and Bill (Kim) Hughes of Pewaukee; 10 grandchildren; his former wife Donna Hughes of Pardeeville; his sister Joan (Joe) Larscheid of Whitefish Bay; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tom Hughes and sister Catherine Ford.
Location: Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home, Columbus (Map)