Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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Kacy, yes ya'll we go that far back, I am truly sorry for your loss. Though i have only met Michael once he must have been a wonderful man having you as his life's companion and by reading all of the tributes here with-in. (love that paratrooper photo). I wish you all of God's blessings in the new year and that you find comfort from those around you, and from your memories with Michael.

Posted by: Steve Manning - Houston, TX - friend   Dec 13, 2012

my dear karen,
Our prayers and love is always with you and the family. We are thankful for all the times we shared...from the tomatoe trees without the unplugging of the leaf blower-the simple things in life. With all the joking and good food/drinks we will always remember his smile and his laugh of kindness. May he rest in peace...
from the hood-always,
phillip, victoria, kristine and penny

Posted by: phlliip and penny miller - fort wayne, IN - friend   Nov 15, 2012


I was saddened to read of Michael's passing. Even though we haven't talked for awhile, I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you at this difficut time. It sounds like it was a rough road and you both deserve the rest. May it comfort you to know that that he is at peace and you made his days on this earth worth living. Take Care!!

Posted by: Diana Gruettert - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Nov 14, 2012


We are so very sorry for the loss to your family. Please know you're in our thoughts and we wish you peace. You were a wonderful wife, friend and caretaker to your Michael. May he rest in peace. Please let us know if you need anything at all. We're always here for you.

Mindy, Bob & Caity

Posted by: Mindy & Bob Gregory - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Nov 14, 2012

Dear Hignite family,
Please accept my sincere condolences from the Tuttle family. I hope the service is a time to reflect on all the great times had in life.
Michael Tuttle

Posted by: MIchael Tuttle - New Port Richey, FL - Friend   Nov 14, 2012

Karen, We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael's family at this time. Even though I can't attend the memorial tomorrow, you know I will be there in spirit.. Rest in Peace Michael Rest in Peace

Posted by: Jon and Janet Syfert - somerset, MI   Nov 14, 2012

To Kacy, my sister (and sister-in-law),

Our hearts go out to you and to Mike's family. You took great care of Mike during his illness and you will receive many blessings.

The photo montage was wonderful and we hope you find peace in those Best of Times.

We offer a traditional Buddhist prayer for Mike's soul: Om Mani Padme Hung.

We will be with you for the memorial.

All of our love and good wishes.

Mike and Shery

Posted by: Mike and Shery - Tucson, AZ - Brother-in -law and wife   Nov 14, 2012

Mike, I still remember sleeping on the hay wagon at Grandma's during the reunion. Thought it was great when you were in Cleveland and you made a point of letting me know it and going out to dinner.

Will miss you
Steve Basiewicz

Posted by: Steve, Kari, Talon Basiewicz - Cleveland, OH - Cousin   Nov 13, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. As a young teen he was always looking for a good time.

Posted by: Linda Griffin - Freetown, IN   Nov 13, 2012

karen michael looks alot like some of the Hignites from columbus in. Paul and kenny ect. he was sure a nice looking man.I am not sure but maybe paul and michaels dad were brothers? anyway may he rest in peace.I lost my son at 41.... 7 years ago.Michael was so young also.I just saw this and since I knew the Highnites here I wanted to send my condolences even tho I dont really know u .God help u get thru your sad loss and u are in my prayersGod bless you and your family

Posted by: Barbara Purtlebaugh - columbus, IN - none   Nov 13, 2012