Age 71, of Lansing, MI, passed away January 17, 2016. He was born July 30, 1944, in Lansing, to Edward and Mary Ledyard.

He was a graduate of Everett High School, Michigan State University and Officer Candidate School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He retired from the Michigan Department of Transportation after a 30-year career.

Over the years Mike generously gave his time and talents to Old Newsboys, the American Legion, the American Red Cross, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Camp Thornapple Inc., Everett High School Marching Band, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Reo School PTA, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Rusty. Mike is mourned by his wife Sue, children Laura Ledyard-Zarb and Stephen Ledyard, son-in-law Matthew Zarb, granddaughter Rowan, sisters Penny Harrington and Roberta Webber, and all who knew him.

His kindness, generosity, and wit will be long remembered.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 29th at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Greater Lansing, P.O. Box 14058, Lansing, MIĀ  48901.

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14 Messages to “Michael E. Ledyard”

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    Virginia DeLong Says:

    We are all going to miss Mike at Camp Thornapple this summer. He and Sue did a lot for the camp.

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    George and Marlina Says:

    Dear Sue ,Steve & Laurie
    We are very saddened and so very sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. He was always so friendly and willing to help us (old neighbors). You have our prayers & sympathy.

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    Elizabeth Brockwell-Tillman Says:

    I was so touched by what Doug Couto wrote about my Uncle Mike above. I have worked for the State of Michigan since the 1980s, and all through my career I have connected with people who worked with and for my Uncle Mike. The reaction was always the same when they found out I was his niece…a big smile and many statements about what a wonderful man he was, and all the good he did in the world. I heard more than once a former colleague say, “He was the best boss I ever had…we miss him.” He was a class act always and set such a wonderful example for me growing up. He was a part of every important event in my life and gave wonderful advice over and over again. I will miss his humor most of all…my children adored him because he was never too busy to get down on the floor and play games or help them put their legos together…and oh how he made them laugh. He was a special man that will remain in my heart always.

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    Marilyn Britten Says:

    I will miss working with Mike on American Legion activities. He’s a tough act to follow.
    God be with his family.

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