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Michael R. “Mike” McHugh

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Michael R. “Mike” McHugh

Birth
Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, USA
Death
4 Apr 2021 (aged 43)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA Add to Map
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Michael "Mike" McHugh, age 43 of Sioux Falls, SD passed away at home on Sunday, April 4 after a battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, Sioux Falls. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 also at the funeral home from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Interment will immediately follow the memorial service at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Face masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials directed to The Banquet (900 E 8th Street) in Sioux Falls.

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team attire (YANKEES GEAR STRONGLY DISCOURAGED).

Mike was born on October 8, 1977 to Robert and Barbara (Main) McHugh in Worthington, MN. Mike grew up in Worthington, graduating from Worthington High School in 1996. During school, he played the viola in the school orchestra and participated in Boy Scouts. One of his highest achievements was attaining his Eagle Scout badge in 1995. After high school, Mike attended Worthington Community College then Southwest State University in Marshall, MN, where he earned his degree in computer science in 2001.

Mike's love of baseball sparked in Little League (where he quickly learned he had to hit at least a double to get to 1st base) and truly ignited in 1987 when his beloved Twins won the World Series. He looked forward to annual trips to Twins games with family and friends and treasured rooting for the home team at every playoff and World Series game in 1991 when the Twins were champions again. In addition to baseball, Mike enjoyed watching WWE wrestling, listening to an eclectic mix of music (big fan of the Bee Gees), the thrill of setting off fireworks on the 4th of July, studying genealogy, going to shows, dining out, traveling, and being with his dear Scooter, the rescue dog he had for 14 years.

He will be remembered as kind and easy going, a hard worker and a helper. His first jobs were when he was a little kid selling vegetables at a table in front of his house and delivering newspapers early in the mornings. He moved to Sioux Falls after college for a job with Gateway Computer in Sioux Falls. He joined the Midland National/Sammons Financial team in 2004 and worked there ever since. He was an enthusiastic and doting uncle who never forgot a birthday and always showed up for whatever they invited him to see or do. Over the years, Mike volunteered with The Banquet, for Rake the Town, and with Habitat for Humanity. But we are all most grateful for the countless hours he spent helping his aunts and uncles, his mom, and especially his grandmother, with anything they needed. He had a generous spirit, never complained, and loved to be of service to anyone who needed a hand.

Mike was always a happy guy, content and grateful for all that he had. However, when he met Laura in 2014, he found a whole new level of happiness and joy. They fell in love and he gained a new best friend, a new family to love as his own, a travel companion, the love of his life. On May 20, 2017, they were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. With Laura, Mike was always smiling and laughing, even throughout months of cancer treatment. He adored her and dreamed of growing old with her by his side.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Laura; stepdaughters, Cora Harris and Lillianna Harris; mother, Barbara McHugh of Sioux Falls; sister, April (Simon) Riordan, and nieces, Zoe and Alice, and nephew, Will of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Rob McHugh of Owatonna, MN; father and mother-in-law, Dennis (Carol) Warwick; and brother and sisters-in-law, Kristi (Mike) Behrend, and Grant, Adam, and Cole; Mark (Stacy) Warwick, and Tanner and Gaven; and Kelsey (Randy) Jaques, and Ellie, Madelyn, and Joe; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Robert; and grandparents, Francis & Wilma Main and Bernard & Dorothy McHugh.

- George Boom Funeral Home
Michael "Mike" McHugh, age 43 of Sioux Falls, SD passed away at home on Sunday, April 4 after a battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, Sioux Falls. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 also at the funeral home from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Interment will immediately follow the memorial service at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Face masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials directed to The Banquet (900 E 8th Street) in Sioux Falls.

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team attire (YANKEES GEAR STRONGLY DISCOURAGED).

Mike was born on October 8, 1977 to Robert and Barbara (Main) McHugh in Worthington, MN. Mike grew up in Worthington, graduating from Worthington High School in 1996. During school, he played the viola in the school orchestra and participated in Boy Scouts. One of his highest achievements was attaining his Eagle Scout badge in 1995. After high school, Mike attended Worthington Community College then Southwest State University in Marshall, MN, where he earned his degree in computer science in 2001.

Mike's love of baseball sparked in Little League (where he quickly learned he had to hit at least a double to get to 1st base) and truly ignited in 1987 when his beloved Twins won the World Series. He looked forward to annual trips to Twins games with family and friends and treasured rooting for the home team at every playoff and World Series game in 1991 when the Twins were champions again. In addition to baseball, Mike enjoyed watching WWE wrestling, listening to an eclectic mix of music (big fan of the Bee Gees), the thrill of setting off fireworks on the 4th of July, studying genealogy, going to shows, dining out, traveling, and being with his dear Scooter, the rescue dog he had for 14 years.

He will be remembered as kind and easy going, a hard worker and a helper. His first jobs were when he was a little kid selling vegetables at a table in front of his house and delivering newspapers early in the mornings. He moved to Sioux Falls after college for a job with Gateway Computer in Sioux Falls. He joined the Midland National/Sammons Financial team in 2004 and worked there ever since. He was an enthusiastic and doting uncle who never forgot a birthday and always showed up for whatever they invited him to see or do. Over the years, Mike volunteered with The Banquet, for Rake the Town, and with Habitat for Humanity. But we are all most grateful for the countless hours he spent helping his aunts and uncles, his mom, and especially his grandmother, with anything they needed. He had a generous spirit, never complained, and loved to be of service to anyone who needed a hand.

Mike was always a happy guy, content and grateful for all that he had. However, when he met Laura in 2014, he found a whole new level of happiness and joy. They fell in love and he gained a new best friend, a new family to love as his own, a travel companion, the love of his life. On May 20, 2017, they were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. With Laura, Mike was always smiling and laughing, even throughout months of cancer treatment. He adored her and dreamed of growing old with her by his side.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Laura; stepdaughters, Cora Harris and Lillianna Harris; mother, Barbara McHugh of Sioux Falls; sister, April (Simon) Riordan, and nieces, Zoe and Alice, and nephew, Will of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Rob McHugh of Owatonna, MN; father and mother-in-law, Dennis (Carol) Warwick; and brother and sisters-in-law, Kristi (Mike) Behrend, and Grant, Adam, and Cole; Mark (Stacy) Warwick, and Tanner and Gaven; and Kelsey (Randy) Jaques, and Ellie, Madelyn, and Joe; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Robert; and grandparents, Francis & Wilma Main and Bernard & Dorothy McHugh.

- George Boom Funeral Home


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