OBITUARY

Colonel Michael J. Gough (retired)

February 22, 1953December 27, 2012

Colonel Michael J. Gough (retired), 59, of Connersville, died late Thursday evening, December 27th 2012, at Indianapolis University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Michael was born in Connersville on February, 22, 1953 to Robert L. and Janice Lee Gough and was a 1971 graduate of the Latin School in Indianapolis. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in Business from Michigan State. On June 23, 1973, he was married at St. Gabriel’s Church to the former Terry Rankin. For 27 years, Michael served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot, including three years stationed in Germany. Michael served his Unit Command with the 4-123 Aviation Regiment at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska prior to his retirement in 2003. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award) and the Senior Army Aviator Badge. Following his military career, Michael was employed as the principal at St. Patrick’s School in Decatur, Illinois. He had also worked as the Veterans Administration representative in Illinois. Michael had a love for antiquing, and collecting Buddy L Toy Trucks. He enjoyed going to auctions and traveling. He was a member of St Gabriel’s Church.

Michael is survived by his wife of 39 years: Terry Gough; two sons: Riley Gough and his wife,Tori of Bloomington; Jeromy Gough of Springfield, Illinois; his beloved dog, Hank; seven siblings and their spouses: Robbie Gough and Diane, Candy Owens and Steve, Kim Wilson and Brad, Kevin Gough and Judy, Karen Leach, Todd Gough and Donna, Shane Gough and Lora, all of Connersville; parents- in-law: Bob and Maxine Rankin of Orange Beach, Alabama; brothers-in- law: Bobby and Troy Rankin; sister-in-law: Myra Rankin; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family following cremation. There will be no public visitation. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Disabled American Veterans. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com

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Jeromy Gough

June 13, 2013

I miss you everyday dad. I love you

Riley Gough

January 24, 2013

Love and miss you dad.

January 4, 2013

May God Bless you Terry! So very sorry about Mike! Take care of yourself.
Jim and Debi (Hapner) Brannon

January 4, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. His family lived around the corner from us as kids. A great family, the Gough family. May God Bless you all and keep you safe!
Jim and Debi (Hapner) Brannon

Jim & Debi Brannon

January 3, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to Robbie, Diane and the entire Gough family.

Sherry Stamm

January 2, 2013

Robbie , Diana and family sorry to hear of your loss.

Greg and Sherry Stamm

Daniel Estes

January 2, 2013

Our condolences go out to Terry, Riley, Jeromy and extended family. Mike always had an open door and an open mind and will be sorely missed. We have all been blessed for knowing him. Daniel, Lyndsey, Braydan and Jack Estes

January 1, 2013

Terry and Family - We are saddened for your loss. Mike was a good man. Our prayers are with Mike, you, and your family.

- Jeff and Betty Powell

Karen Lippincott

December 31, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all the family. May God Bless an comfort you all.

December 31, 2012

SO SORRY TO THE GOUGH FAMILY. YOU WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
BETTY AND CLYDE MASON
JOE AND MARIE MASON AND FAMILY- AND DAVE MASON