Michael Joseph Walsh, age 70 of Farm Island Township died at his home surrounded by his on March 17, 2021. He was born in Minneapolis on June 24, 1950 to Joseph and Leona (Stoltz) Walsh. Mike married Judith Schlichting on November 27, 1993 in Deerwood. Mike attended the American College and obtained a ChFC, CLU and PFA and numerous other degrees. He retired as an Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Aitkin, a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin and a past member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Deerwood. Mike loved his family, golfing, fishing and travel.
Mike is survived by his wife Judith; three sons, Robert Walsh of Valdosta, GA, Sean (Tammy) Walsh of Coon Rapids, and Daniel (Cassondra) Diemert of Princeton; one daughter, Dawn Harrison of Aitkin; his mother, Leona Walsh-Stoltz of Brooklyn Park; two brothers, Brad (Darlene) Walsh of Greenville, TX and Brian Walsh of Maple Grove; five sisters, Lucie Cutts of Maple Grove, Nan (Ron) Geister of Ham Lake, Denise Walsh of Coon Rapids, Renee (Dan) Legierski of Ham Lake and Jeannie Walsh of Maple Grove; seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mike in death are his father; one daughter, Tina Walsh; two brothers, Daniel and Mark Walsh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin. A Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Luncheon will follow the burial at the Convention Center in Aitkin.
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