Our Dad
Michael Elmore Sr
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 6, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    South Bend, Indiana, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2009
  • Place of passing:
    Mesa, Arizona, United States

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of our dad, Michael (Mike) Elmore Sr, who was born on March 6, 1946 and passed away on August 24, 2009.  We will remember and love him forever.

Michael Jr and Courtney welcome you to this site and hope you enjoy our cherished memories and pictures of Dad.  Please light a candle with a little memory of your own.

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It has now been over a month since our dad’s passing.  We miss him deeply and that will never change.  Michael Jr and Courtney would like to thank all our friends and family that have lit a candle or shared a fond memory for our dad.  Your kind words have brought smiles and of course tears to our faces.  We hope you will continue to view this website and through the years add additional memories.   We had a wonderful Memorial Celebration to honor our dad.  We are very grateful for those who traveled to be with us.  Our family and extended family are very close.  In time’s like this, one truly understands how blessed we are to have such extraordinary people in our lives.  One thing Michael Jr and Courtney have learned throughout the past few weeks is what type of a man our father was.  We always knew he was a Dad to be proud of, but only now  have we come to realize just how many lives he touched.  For some people it was just a brief moment and for others it was a lifetime.  It seems that it did not matter how he knew you,  him just knowing you made a lasting impression. 
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 28th August 2016

"Hey Murk...sorry for my tardiness this anniversary.  Seven swift years already since you first mingled with the angels and met the "Big Fella".  

Swimming in memories since I arrived in South Bend yesterday...all good but some tinged with a bit of sadness as I'm reminded of and miss yesteryear and the joy we experienced as a young family growing up.  Going to visit the old haunts, play some golf, do a bunch of other stuff also but certain to hit the cemetery and offer up a prayer of thanks to Mom and Dad.

Two days ago, spent the afternoon/evening with Courtney and her family.  Burgers, potato salad and eclairs were the primary staples we built the meal around...right up your alley.  You've done good with your family Murk, really good!  

Bill's already covered the Cubs and ND so I'll just add my pat on the back for raising our hopes...so, keep em going.  

We miss you but are so thankful for the time we had you.  Down the road Murk, down the road."

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 24th August 2016

"Mike, can't believe it's been 7 years since we last talked.  I miss our conversations about the Cubs and ND.  So far you've been pushing the Cubbies hard.  Hold off until October when we'll really need you.  You'd be proud of all the family.  Make sure M&D know what they started.  See you down the road.  Bill"

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 20th March 2016

"Mike you are so lucky you have such a warm and loving family. I miss you just as they do. I got to be a part of your family at your life celebration. If it was only for a day I will cherish that moment the rest of my life. I hope you can see Jon. maybe some two on two."

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 9th March 2016

"Happy Birthday my favorite Uncle...3 days late! I love you, miss you and I'm craving Pizza King because of you!! Btw....did I tell you how much I HATE that you're gone??? Anyway...your brothers are talking Cubbies so I guess do what you can....give G&G a big hug and I'll see you someday....❤️"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 6th March 2016

"You were born 70 years ago today and I still remember mom introducing you to me.from her bed on Sunset Lane.  Wow.  I'll lift one to you later today and remember the good times.  If you can give the Cubbies some help this year---we'll know!  Bill"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2016

"Hello my dear brother, couldn't pass up your birthday without saying how much you are missed.  By the way, I didn't  get your roses :-)  I know a joke between you and me.  Please give mom and dad a big hug from me.  Love you, Carolyn"

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 6th March 2016

"Still often think of you with fondness, cousin Mike, and wish you were here with all of us.  Say hello to Bub and Aunt Katie.  
Love you,
Sharon"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2016

"Hey Murk...tears and smiles as I watch again the photos on this site.  Takes me to a place I long for and so appreciate the time we all had you with us.  

I predict your 70th birthday year is going to be a magical one for all the flock you hover over.  So, Bill and I are putting in an order for a Cubbie World Series and shooting our age one more time...work your magic My Brother!!

Down the road Murk, down the road!"

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 27th October 2015

"Grandpa Mike, words cannot describe what I have been feeling for the past couple months. I wish I could pick up the phone and hear your words of wisdom and comfort. I constantly feel your presence whenever I feel in the dumps and I feel immediately better. I just want to say thank you for everything you have done for me in the past, present, and more importantly the future. I love you and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 25th August 2015

"Mike,  I think of you every day.  If it is possible, would you put in a good word for the Cubs.  I think they're going to need it!  Bill"

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 24th August 2015

"Hey Uncle Mike!! So today it's sunny and there's a breeze passing through. I talked to Courtney to see how she was doing today...she misses you so much. We all do. It's never the same when we gather, like this past 4th of July. I can just see you giving the kids a hard time for sneaking up and getting you with the paintball! I love you and think of you all the time. Keep an eye on us all, ok?? ❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 24th August 2015

"Hey Murk...celebrating another birthday today...my 72nd, but then you already know that.  For me/us, this day is not unlike any other that we recall and celebrate the man who was taken from us much too early...but then you already know that too.  When I blow out the candles tonight I'll think of you peering over my shoulder offering a birthday wish and a cackle in your laugh.
See you down the road Murk!!"

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 15th March 2015

"Happy birthday Mike I think of you often especially when I get an e-mail from an old classmate. We had a lot of fun I will always feel like part of your family."

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 6th March 2015

"Happy Birthday, to my favorite Uncle!! (Don't tell Uncle Bill!) we miss you, Uncle Mike, Randy/Jack/and me!! If there were a Pizza King nearby I'd be all over the sausage/pepperoni! We feel you with us all the time, during every family gathering whether small or large...we know you're there! Love you CRAZY and miss you MORE! Your favorite niece, Debbie."

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 6th March 2015

"I miss you every year just a little bit more, but I know that you are watching over me. Happy Birthday Grandpa Mike. Today I am going to the driving range. Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Mike!  Miss you every day....give Mom and Dad a hug from me.  Love you so!  Your sister, Carolyn"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2015

"Hey Murk...we celebrate your birthday today with another KFC feast and in the company of your favorite son and his family.  We'll raise a glass or two or more in toasting to the guy who made a difference and left his mark on all of us.  Happy Birthday Big Guy!!!  Down the road Murk, down the road..."

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 6th March 2015

"Happy birthday Murk."

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 21st September 2014

"I think of Mike often and how much fun and laughter we had growing up. It is true the good die young Mike was one of the best. Wish I
could have been as good as Mike. Mike never got mad. I guess he
figured I did enough of that for both of us. Thanks to all the Elmore's
for letting me be included in there family. Love always Mike"

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 25th August 2014

"You are forever in our thoughts and hearts"

This tribute was added by linda fleming on 25th August 2014

"HI Mike,
I lit a candle this morning,you must have been near/perhaps right on my shoulder,as i never light a candle in the morning... until I did today! Now, I know why. You were there....Wow!!!! Tears of Joy as I miss you Cousin. My golf game has improved with your guidance and help  as I feel most close to you on the course. You left me your love for the sport ... and I love it with a passion. thanks for that!! I had KFC twice last week,always so so good. Please continue to stay close and keep us safe!
Hugs&Love,
Linda"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 24th August 2014

"Hey Murk...In So Bend and played Elbel today.  On more than one occasion I thought of our last round here with Bill and our son's.  You're never any further away from me/us than our memories...means you're always pretty close.  Till the next time..."

This tribute was added by sharon norman on 8th August 2014

"r.i.p you are now a beautifull angel in heaven x x"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 6th March 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad!!!!  I love you and miss you so much.  I won't lie it was a tough day from me.  Thank you for "Spaceballs" tonight, I needed  it.  Your grandson didn’t believe me but I said Spaceballs would be on and voila there it was.  We love you, thank you for watching over us."

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 6th March 2014

"Hey Grandpa, I just wanted to wish you another birthday. I could really use your expert advice right now. All I know is that you are watching over me, and the next couple weeks I will be asking myself what would you do. Everyday I wish you were with us, so I can let you know how things are going. I know that you are watching over me, and proud. Love you and miss you always. Happy Birthday!!!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 6th March 2014

"Happy birthday Mike.  I'll hoist a clear one tonight just for you.  Think of you daily.  Bill"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2014

"Hey Murk...KFC tonight...we'll set an extra plate.  Down the road Big Boy, down the road."

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 31st August 2013

"Forever in our hearts - think of you often and smile remembering that twinkle in your eyes and sweet smile.  Sharon"

This tribute was added by chet/speed reilly on 30th August 2013

"mike---you are missed more than you know. you would be so proud of your kids, their spouses, and the grandchildren. I am a grandfather now.....I wish you could be around to enjoy this. great memories!
speed"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 24th August 2013

"Murk, can you believe the "kid"is 70 today.  Wow!  I Had it going yesterday.     One under after 13, but ended with 79.  Keep looking after all of our wonderfull grandkids.  Bill"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 24th August 2013

"Yo Murk...we celebrate today.  My 70th, Court and Glens anniversary and memories of you...I'll set a clear one out for you.
See you down the road."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Elmore on 24th August 2013

"Hi Dad..just thinking of you, and how I could use some words of wisdom. Please look over my boys..the big one could really use ya right now. Had some tough times at work, give him guidance and love. We miss you so much. Don't forget to cheer for the Broncos and Wildcats and the Irish...love you...xoxoxo xox Jen"

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 8th March 2013

"Happy Belated Birthday, Uncle Mike! This is the norm, remember? Your bday the 6th and mine the 7th but then we talked around the 9th or 10th......wishing each other love and best wishes. But yesterday, you probably would have said, "49?!"  And I would have replied, "I know!!! But how does that make YOU feel???"  Randy, Jack and I love you and miss you...all...the...time!  xoxo"

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 7th March 2013

"Thinking of you and smiling - you will be in our thoughts and hearts forever.  
Much love to you,
Sharon"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 6th March 2013

"Happy birthday Dad.  Today I was going through your old pictures and remembering all the wonderful memories that go with them.  Even though you are near we miss you and love you.  Happy Birthday.

P.S.  It is amazing how much Dylan looks like you when you were his age."

This tribute was added by Pat Hartnett on 6th March 2013

"We're thinking of you on this anniversary of your birthday Mike!
Had a chance to see Mike's family last month, and shared enough laughter over "dog stories" to last a year!  Will get to see Courtney next month in CA.  Wow Mike, what a great couple of kids...and their families are just as terrific!  Your humor, kindness & love shines through!"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2013

"Hey Murk...Carolyn and I are here in AZ...but, of course, you already know that.  What a great way to celebrate your birthday with Mike and family.  ..KFC on the menu tonight.  I'll set out a clear one for you...if you don't get around to it, don't worry,  I'll empty it for you.  
See you down the road Murk...Dave and Carolyn"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 6th March 2013

"We think of you every day and miss you alot.  Please put in a good word for ND next season and get us through that last game.  The family is in good shape, but keep watch for all of us.  Bill and Sharon"

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 9th September 2012

"I think of Mike often and every time I do, I know he went too soon.. It
is amazing how little I saw of him as an adult, but I still miss him.  It makes me think that I should make an effort to spend more time with
Arnold and Eby.  The four of us spent alot of good times together."

This tribute was added by Pat Hartnett on 27th August 2012

"In our hearts and on our minds always Mike.  Last month we got  to spend some time w/Mike & Jennifer, Michael & Abe...Courtney & Glenn, Dylan & Hailey Rose.  What a wonderful family you left behind...they are all just amazing, loving folks...just like you were.  So glad to have had you in our lives...if even that short while.  Love, Pat, John & Kids"

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 26th August 2012

"Hey, Uncle MIke! Thought of you Friday. Always do, though. We miss you, your smile and sense of humor. Mostly the love you had for your family! All of us are better because you were a part of our lives. Missing you at the yearly Elmore Olympics, too! But I'm sure you're up there cheering us on. Love you!! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 25th August 2012

"Hey Murk...I know you're lurking close by all of us.  I'll see you down the road...just not quite ready yet."

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 25th August 2012

"It doesn't seem like three years have passed since you left us, Mike.  I still think of you and how much joy you spread to family and friends.
Love always,
Sharon"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Elmore on 25th August 2012

"Dad, well Michael is off to U of A, please keep an eye on him for me. It was your words of wisdom that took him there, be with him and make sure he does his homework and studies first and the rest can be between you two. Love you always."

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 25th August 2012

"Hard to believe it has been three years.  We think of you often - and smile! We have a lot of happy times to remember with you!  Ken and Marcia"

This tribute was added by John Hartnett on 7th March 2012

"Mike, Pat and I have you in our thoughts on this day and many others. We often reflect back on your laugh, your smile and your great sense of humor. You have so much to be proud of with your children and grand children. You are remembered for so much."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Elmore on 6th March 2012

"Hey Grandpa Mike~Just gettin ready to feed the family KFC!!Might need to get an ice cream cake too. We are all thinking of you a little extra extra today. Happy BDay, and keep an eye on my boys.They are making you PROUD each and every day MY LOVE TO
YOU Jennifer"

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 6th March 2012

"Happy Birthday, Uncle Mike!!!  Love you and miss you!  We think of you all the time.  Wish we were eating Pizza King pizza to celebrate our birthdays together!  Debbie, Randy and Jack xoxo"

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 6th March 2012

"Happy birthday"

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 6th March 2012

"Grandpa
Everyday I wish that u could have seen me receive my acceptance letter to UA. Everyday I wish we could play golf at Silverado. Everyday I wish that you can me grow up and take on the world. But I know everyday that you are with me, with me when I got my acceptance to UA, with me when I go golfing, and I know that you are with me 4evr!"

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 6th March 2012

"I made cupcakes today, just like I did at work - even though we had to talk you into eating "one"! Think of you often - and I know you are watching over us since Ken's golf game is improving all the time! He thanks you for all the good advice - he really was listening!! Miss you Mike and will always remember the good times and the long hours at work.  You always had a smile!   Cheers!!"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 6th March 2012

"Happy 66th dad.  We celebrated by having you favoirte Pecan Pie tonight.  Maybe one of these years I will actually make it as good as you.  I hope you enjoyed the kids singing Happy Birthday to you.  We love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2012

"Hey Murk...66 today would have been fun to celebrate with you.  Any celebration would be tough to top your 50th in Myrtle Beach though.  Huge memories..lemon drops, passed out at the bar, dumped in the van while we ate, moonlight golf from your bag, the Cup playoff, all while surrounded by family who love and miss you terribly. Make sure you blow out all the candles so we each get our wish"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2012

"Hi Mike, I sure miss you my brother!  Where are my roses?  Inside joke, huh?  Give Mom and Dad a big  hug from me and tell them we all are doing fine!  I  know you all are watching over us!  Love you BUNCHES! your sister, Carolyn"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 6th March 2012

"Happy birthday Mike.  I think of you every day and miss you.  Brother Bill"

This tribute was added by Charlotte Poole on 27th August 2011

"May we all meet again sometime in heaven and remember all the picnics we had with your parents and mine. Lots of bridge games too as we kids played."

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 25th August 2011

"Hey Murk...
I continue to have a real sense you're "hovering" and remain close by.  So, since my golf game is floundering and Notre Dame needs some help, do what you can OK??  HUH??  Miss the dickens out of you but we'll see you again."

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 25th August 2011

"Grandpa Mike not a day goes by that I never stop thinking of.  I miss golfing with you and having you go to  my swim meets. I wished you could what I have accomplished at Red Mountain with the yearbook and becoming an editor. Love you- Michael Wayne Elmore III"

This tribute was added by Becky Hare on 25th August 2011

"Mike, my good friend, I just had the most wonderful visit w/Courtney this summer. What fond memories we shared of you and our famalies together in CDA. Your life impacted me and so many.  I miss you. Love, Becky"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 24th August 2011

"Dad, I woke up this morning already thinking about you and how much I miss you.  I have been on this site at least 20 times today looking at pictures and reading the wonderful candle notes from friends and family.  Everyone loved you Dad.  Keep on looking after us and protect us.   I Love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Glenn Sward on 24th August 2011

"Mike-there is not a day that goes by that Courtney and I do not think of you.  Courtney is such an amazing mommy to Dylan and Hailey - this she gets from you. I know you are proud of her.  Please continue to watch over us...we miss and love you.  Glenn"

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 24th August 2011

"My dearest friend - Friendships growing up never end.
I think of you often.  Thank you for allowing me to be
part of your family at Mike's Celebration of Life.  That
meant alot to me.  I will never forget Mike or his famil"

This tribute was added by Charles Bergh on 24th August 2011

"Mike as you know our best memories are from those individuals we have positive relations with.  Obviously you were and are still responsible for many great memories.

Carl and Lucy"

This tribute was added by linda fleming on 24th August 2011

"My candle was lit before I opened my e-mail.I often talk to Mike on the golf course,as it brings me comfort & a huge smile.How I miss you! Wed.is my golf day,it was raining this am.Rain symbolizes tears,tears of joy,because we loved!Thanks,cousin for awesome memories Always Linda"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Elmore on 24th August 2011

"Morning Dad, got up early to walk, Mike took a bit longer to get out of bed. I am sure he was thinking of you as we all are today. We miss you terribly,& are so grateful for the memories we have with you. The boys talk about you often.WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES. Keep an eye on the boys."

This tribute was added by Peggy Coddens on 24th August 2011

"Michael,my dear friend. I will miss you forever. I miss and need you so much,I need to talk to you, I need your advice,(even if I don't take it) I need to look into your eyes and I need a hug.  I love you."

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 24th August 2011

"It is hard to believe you have been gone two years but so beautiful to see the loving legacy you have left behind with your wonderful family and many friends who cared so deeply for you. You are forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 24th August 2011

"Rest in peace, Uncle Mike and you too, Ralph. I miss you so much.  Love, Jack"

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 24th August 2011

"I think of you all the time, Uncle Mike! "My favorite Uncle" I would always say to you. (Uncle Bill was jealous) We are all taking care of each other and we know that you are watching and taking care of us, too. Love you and miss you more than words can EVER say! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 24th August 2011

"Can't believe 2 yrs have passed. You are brought back so quickly when looking at the photos - these are memories that will remain forever! Miss you Mike - keep smilin!  Ken and Marcia"

This tribute was added by Glenn Sward on 7th March 2011

"On Saturday, Courtney and I were watching tv.  Dylan and Hailey were playing.  They were singing Happy Birthday, which, in all of their play time together, they have never sang that song.  When it came to the line with the name, they sang it to "Michael".  We looked at each other and asked if we heard what we thought we heard.  We did.  This brought both smiles and tears.  Miss you Mike."

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 7th March 2011

"Happy Birthday yesterday, Uncle Mike!  Today being my birthday...I will miss your birthday wish call telling me you're celebrating our birthdays at Pizza King with the crumbled sausage and pepperoni....I was always jealous! Randy, Jack and I think of you ALL THE TIME! We love and miss you terribly! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Your Son on 6th March 2011

"Happy Birthday Dad...we had a great day today and it was all because of you."

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 6th March 2011

"Happy Birthday Murk!!!  We just "toasted" your birthday with a biscuit, leg or breast of one of your favorite "comfort foods"...KFC.  Not a day goes by without you're being a part of mine."

This tribute was added by John Hartnett on 6th March 2011

"Whenever I see Michael or Courtney, and their families, I cannot help but think of "big Mike" and the wonderful legacy he has left. He will be forever remembered through his children and grandchildren. Happy Birthday, Mike!!
John"

This tribute was added by chet/speed reilly on 6th March 2011

"I was in CdA today and I drove by your old house...not sure why I did. Found out after I got back home that today was your dad's b/day. I sure miss him. Uncle Speed."

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 6th March 2011

"I think about Mike often and how such a nice person
he was.  I cannot think of anyone ever being mad at
him.  I am saddened that his life was cut short.  My
fun memories and laughter with him will be with me always.  thank you for including me in your memories."

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 6th March 2011

"Happy Birthday Mike. Marcia and Ken"

This tribute was added by Becky Hare on 6th March 2011

"Michael,Jr & Courtney.  Thinking of your father and honoring his birthday this month.  What a fine man, & friend he became.  I will never forget. PS Courtney, do you have any CDA pics w/your Dad, me or Randy or our kids?  Would love to view them.  Thx  Love, Becky Hare"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 6th March 2011

"Happy 65th Dad.  We love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 6th March 2010

"Happy Birthday Mike! We remember this day well. Even though you never wanted a "fuss", we always had a "sweet" of some kind for you! Or maybe the sweet was for us! Cheers!  Ken & Marcia Matthys"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 6th March 2010

"Happy birthday dad.  Today you would have been 64yrs.  I hope you are up there playing golf and having a few clear ones.  I miss you and love you."

This tribute was added by Daryl Hartnett on 28th September 2009

"When I think of Mike, I smile.  The memories of his laughing eyes and warm heart will be with me and my children for a long time. His memory lives on at the cabin for all the fun he created."

This tribute was added by Michelle Macdonald on 25th September 2009

"You will be greatly missed! Thank you to the entire Elmore family for all the many wonderful memories!"

This tribute was added by Suzanne Cox on 25th September 2009

"I have many fond memories of my time with Mike.  We had two great children(Michael and Courtney) together.  I know they will continue to cherish the love and the importance of family as he did."

This tribute was added by Marcia Matthys on 18th September 2009

"Our memories will remain with us forever of the times we shared over the years.  Your value of family is very evident in the life you lead and shared with all your familly. Ken & Marcia M."

This tribute was added by Charles Bergh on 14th September 2009

"Lucy and I will never forget how you could light up the room during family gaterings.  A great smile and the personality to go with it.  You set a wonderful example.  God Bless You."

This tribute was added by Susie Walker on 14th September 2009

"Dear Cousin Mike, we haven't spent much time together over the past few years, but those early memories we shared will live in my heart forever, Love Sue"

This tribute was added by Lou Myers on 14th September 2009

"The best memories are what stays in our hearts. Michael...you have enriched so many lives, especailly your family. I am glad Ralphie came to live with you. Love to you always, Lou"

This tribute was added by Brian Lonkar on 11th September 2009

"Mike, although we did not each other for long, I always knew you were a cool dude.  I am blessed to have known you!  Thanks, Brian"

This tribute was added by Les Hull on 11th September 2009

"I will tomorrow. I will tomorrow. I will tomorrow. I have not yet been able to even look here much write. But tomorrow has come and I find myself a little more able to tell you Dad, Court and all of the Elmores, my heart is broken for the hurt you have an"

This tribute was added by Becky Hare on 8th September 2009

"Micheal Jr, what a wonderful conversation we just had talking about your father and friend of mine. Mike's silly laugh & warmness will always be cherished by me. What a fine soul he is. Becky Hare"

This tribute was added by Linda Coddens on 8th September 2009

"Try to take solace & look to the stars, perhaps they are not stars at all, but rather openings in heaven where the love of r lost ones pours thru & shines down upon us to let us know they r happy."

This tribute was added by Linda Coddens on 8th September 2009

"Try to take solace & look to the stars, perhaps they are not stars at all, but rather openings in heaven where the love of r lost ones pours thru & shines down upon us to let us know they r happy."

This tribute was added by Maureen Reilly on 8th September 2009

"You were a special man and an amazing father. Your children are a testimony to that. I will forever cherish the memories of summers at the cabin with all our kids. May God hold you in His hands."

This tribute was added by Judy Royster on 8th September 2009

"I remember Mike from HS as quiet, athletic, & having cute grin. I saw him about 5 years ago the night before our 40th reunion.  No longer quiet, still cute..and so proud of his children. My sympathies"

This tribute was added by chet/speed reilly on 6th September 2009

"Mike ---we had some great times. I will always remember our times at Driftwood Point. You were a great dad to your children and uncle to our children. Go in peace my friend.  Speed."

This tribute was added by Brian & Janice Odenthal on 6th September 2009

"We are so sorry for the families loss.  We have many fond memories of Mike when he lived in Coeur d'Alene.  He will be forever missed by all whose lives he touched.  Brian & Janice Odenthal"

This tribute was added by Ron Szymanski on 6th September 2009

"Ron Szymanski
lit a candle on 09/05/09

Remembering the day you were born. A close boyhood friend of your brothers Billy and David.......Ron"

This tribute was added by Robert Weathers on 6th September 2009

"Mike -- Everybody at Edupoint will truly miss you and your smiling face.  I loved golfing with you and thank you so much for spending part of your life with me."

This tribute was added by Pat Hartnett on 6th September 2009

"Mike...you were one of the good guys, one of the BEST guys!  I will always remember and never forget the early days at the cabin..especially the by-now-famous Labor Day Ski Extravaganza of 1980!"

This tribute was added by Colleen Hall on 5th September 2009

"What a wonderful father and man- you blessed your family and friends with your guidance and laughter- I'm so glad I had a chance to get to be a part of you and your family's life."

This tribute was added by Rita Holcomb on 4th September 2009

"We remember you, Mike, from your youthful days on the basketball courts/baseball diamonds.  We hope there are sports/golf teams in heaven so you can continue to chase the balls! Condolences to all."

This tribute was added by Julia Weathers on 4th September 2009

"I will miss Mike he always took the time to listen when I would go in his office to talk to him.  Best wishes to his family he will be watching over all I am sure keeping you safe.."

This tribute was added by Charlotte Howell-Poole on 4th September 2009

"A voice from the past in S.B.,IN.  As the daughter of now deceased Ed and Augie Howell.  Remembering all the times we spent as families. Rest in Peace with Howell's & Elmore's."

This tribute was added by Phil Lehman on 3rd September 2009

"Mike was a classmate of mine in high school. I remember him as a really nice guy and a fine athlete. His brother Bill coached me in summer league baseball. Deepest sympathies."

This tribute was added by larry landick on 3rd September 2009

"Please accept our condolence regarding Mikes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Larry Landick family
Barbara Kovach family
South Bend, IN."

This tribute was added by Lillian Elmore on 3rd September 2009

"Michael...A lifetime of memories and what happy ones they were. I will always remember our Big Hug good bye as you left for home on the Fourth.  You remain in my heart and thoughts forever."

This tribute was added by Kelly Hicks on 3rd September 2009

"Mike- You were my softball coach back in the early 80's. I remember you as such a kind, funny coach. You were obviously loved by many. My prayers go out to your family.
Kelly (Akers) Hicks"

This tribute was added by Roger Eby on 3rd September 2009

"Michael,
I'll miss our times on and off the golf course. I always looked forward to our time together when I visited South Bend. Rest in peace my friend, I miss you."

This tribute was added by Chuck Walters on 3rd September 2009

"Mike, I will miss you terribly.  You worked for me at Edupoint and I always had the highest of respect for you----you were a gentlemen, great golfer and a true friend."

This tribute was added by Erin Hartnett on 2nd September 2009

"You have beautifully touched my memories & my life Uncle Mike. You were the funny guy wearing the fruit hat on Christmas morning. Thank you for your laughter and joy. Always in my heart, Erin"

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 2nd September 2009

"In Jan '08, we had a wonderful visit with Mike
along with Jack Klecka.  We laughed,reminisced
and made more memories.  What a special guy he
was and we know God has given him eternal life."

This tribute was added by Mike Dorn on 2nd September 2009

"Mike was a great friend who looked after me
especially during jr high when we would go to his
home for honey and toast before basketball games.
May God hold you in his arms, you will be missed."

This tribute was added by John Hartnett on 1st September 2009

"Mike, you were always a joy, always a friend, and also a wonderful father. I see the very best of you in Courtney and Michael. There are so many that will truly miss you."

This tribute was added by Jen Barnett on 1st September 2009

"You were a great man and thank you for the great ski memories when you would take Courtney and I up and you would sit in the lodge and wait for us to ski all day.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Shana Adolph on 1st September 2009

"It's hard to believe that you are gone, gone but not forgotten.  Thanks for all the times you let Court and I think you didn't know what we were up to :) Miss you,"

This tribute was added by Earl anderson on 1st September 2009

"to the family of Mike,
Enjoyed playing golf with Mike on thursday night league for years and his great sense of humor.
so sorry for your loss.
Earl Anderson
CDA, Id."

This tribute was added by Mary and Bernie Fledderman on 1st September 2009

"The twinkle in your eyes is now a star shining above watching over us all and your loving smile will always be part of our hearts. We will miss you so very much!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Elmore on 1st September 2009

"My Darling Brother Michael...thank you for touching my life in such a very special way.  I know I will forever have you in my heart. I will love you forever and ever...love, your sister, Carolyn"

This tribute was added by Twyla Cope on 1st September 2009

"You touched many hearts during your short time with us. I'm glad I was one of your many friends."

This tribute was added by Jim and Betsy Jackson on 1st September 2009

""You did a wonderful job raising Mike and Courtney. You touched all our hearts in the Jackson/Sward clan and Glenn was so lucky to have you as a father-in-law. Keep and eye on our Dylan and Hailey.""

This tribute was added by Bill Elmore III on 1st September 2009

"Uncle Mike, you were one of a kind (especially the snoring that could wake up the house)!!! I'll miss you terribly but remember you forever."

This tribute was added by Josh Hartnett on 1st September 2009

"Uncle Mike...always looked forward to holidays and summers spent with you at the Lake or on the golf course.  Will miss you."

This tribute was added by Randy Teall on 1st September 2009

"Mike, you were the best friend I ever had.  Even though we hadn't seen each other over the past many years there hasn't been a day go by that I havvn't thought of you.  I miss you."

This tribute was added by Bob Harke on 1st September 2009

""I knew Mike as Dave's little brother. My thoughts go out to Dave and Carolyn for a second loss in such a short time.""

This tribute was added by Terry and Ann Powers on 1st September 2009

"Your love of life and family is a lesson you shared with us all. We enjoyed our time together. Hope you felt our recents prayers. Now, give our best to Grandma and Grandpa Elmore."

This tribute was added by kim sahagian on 1st September 2009

"It was a pleasure to know you and you will be very much missed."

This tribute was added by Sheri Elmore on 31st August 2009

"I have so many fond memories of Elmore gatherings that include you.  You always made me smile & I particularly enjoyed when you & Ralph visited our house a few years ago. We all miss you very much!"

This tribute was added by Michael Elmore III on 31st August 2009

"Grandpa, I will forever love you. Also thank you for eating sushi for me on my 13th birthday at Ra"

This tribute was added by Bill Elmore on 31st August 2009

"A mans measure is not by material accumulation, but by the loyalty and love shown family and friends.  Your's has been a life well lived.  I miss you terribly little brother."

This tribute was added by patricia elmore costa on 31st August 2009

"Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  I hope Mike is dancing with all of the angels and saints and is reunited with his loved ones in heaven.  Peace and blessings,
Cousin Patricia ELmore Costa"

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore Jr on 31st August 2009

"Unk...you and I always seemed to end up together in the Cup races - evidenced by the pair of 63's we each carded in Myrtle!  You could make me laugh like few others could...I'll miss you terribly."

This tribute was added by Abe Elmore on 30th August 2009

"Grandpa, Thank you for taking me to the Arizona Cardinals game when they played the Rams.  I had a great time.  I love you!"

This tribute was added by sharon berlet on 30th August 2009

"That twinkle in your eyes, charming smile, and infectious chuckle are embedded in my heart.  You have left so many cherished footprints for all of us who have known and loved you. Peace,dear cousin."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Elmore on 30th August 2009

"I will miss our kitchen conversations & secret ingredients but know that your recipe for life will continue through the generations ~~ You know I love you, miss you greatly. xoxox"

This tribute was added by Your Son on 29th August 2009

"Your move to Arizona was a blessing that left memories Jennifer, Michael, Abe, and I will never forget.  Your parenting has led Courtney and I to where we are today and we thank for that.  We’ll look to you to guide us and be a model for our children’"

This tribute was added by Sharon Elmore on 29th August 2009

"Michael-I'll miss your chuckle, your calls to check up on us, the twinkle in your eye when you dance, your attempts to convince us that Ralph was trained, and most of all, your love for all of us."

This tribute was added by Peggy Coddens on 29th August 2009

"My Dearest Friend Michael...The special place in my heart that you hold will always exist.   Our unique connection will go on forever.  Thank you for all concerns and advice. I love you."

This tribute was added by Glenn Sward on 29th August 2009

"Dear Mike...thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter.  You will always be loved, you will forever be missed, and you will remain in our hearts and memories."

This tribute was added by linda fleming on 29th August 2009

"Dearest cousin Mike..."You touched my heart in so many beautiful ways!!! Thanks for that awesome gift...I will miss you.Until I see you again...May God rock you gently in his arms!
Aloha With Love!""

This tribute was added by Dave Elmore on 29th August 2009

"My Dear Brother...Yours is a voice stilled but your words and well lived life will be forever remembered and celebrated."

This tribute was added by Randy Giles on 28th August 2009

"Your passion and love will be missed!!  Never will be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Debbie Giles on 27th August 2009

"Many cherished memories of you will live forever in my heart! I love and miss you very, very much. Give hugs to Grandma and Grandpa for me, ok? xoxo"

This tribute was added by Courtney Sward on 27th August 2009

"I love you dad and miss you so much.  Please watch over us and protect us through the years."


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