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, MI 48901.