Jerome J. Mick McTague
Date of Death: October 13, 2010
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Jerome J. “Mick” McTague, 90, of West Lafayette, died at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at University Place. He was born June 8, 1920, in Whiting, to the late Vincent John and Anna Frances Vargo McTague. He was an Army veteran and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor degree in public service engineering…

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Drew Freeman left a message on October 19, 2010:
To the McTague family:

Kathy and I want to pass on our condolences. He was one of the nicest persons that I have every met. He was an inspiration and a role model. Mick really cared about his family, his church, and his community. He will be truly missed by anyone that knew him. ""May the Perpetual Light shine upon him.

Drew Freeman

PS A fraternity brother of mine George Mariani Jr.a from Clearwater, Florida who was in the ashpalt business and knew Mick asked me to pass on his condolences.
Mark Di Fabio left a message on October 19, 2010:
I have many childhood memories of my great time growing up in West Lafayette and Mr. Mc Tague was one of them. I was always impressed with his generosity for the town and most of all is church. I recieved his generousity as a member of the Newman Center at Ball State university and appreciate everything he did for that organization alone!
I once read that death ends a life but not a relationship......understand that this is very true and the giving loving relationship that many felt for this loving man will always go on.
I thank you for sharing this man with the community and ask that God grant him peace.
Rex and Pat Kepler left a message on October 18, 2010:
We were so fortunate to share friendship, love, good times and deepest faith of all these things with your family... God is good.

Our journeys through life, teaches us that God is the only one who can make us whole, and no matter how He heals us - with faith - we can remember:

IT IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT .... and we&ll dwell in the house of the Lord - forever.

Go in peace, Mick. We love(d) you. Thank you for everything you did that touched our personal lives. Pat and Rex
Marilou (Gima) McClain left a message on October 18, 2010:
Dear Aunt Shirley & Family. Please accept sincere condolences from the family of George Gima. We will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. Marilou
teresa leming left a message on October 18, 2010:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed knowing Mick and I am going to miss him very much. My prayers are with you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tommy Anderson left a message on October 18, 2010:
Mick&s Family

Mick left many imprints throughout the state. After 29 years at Lafayette Life I can remember him as one of the good guys on our board!

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of Mick and whispering a little prayer for his family!

Tommy Anderson
Bill Drew left a message on October 17, 2010:
Dear All of Mick&s Loved Ones,

I believe you?ve all heard me say this about Mick before but I?ll say it again and I&m glad I said it to him personally.

A wise man, mentor of mine, once said to me ?Bill, when good things happen to you look around. There are probably some, maybe many, out there that helped and wanted it to happen "". Well, I&ve been blessed with many good things happening to me so I look around. When I do there?s Mick in the front row. He was really good, supportive and helpful to me as he was to so many.

Not today, but generally ,when I hear his name or think about him it makes me happy and I smile. The Drews all loved him especially me! Hopefully you me and All who loved and respected him will soon be remembering only the many many happier times. He was the ""Best"".

Deepest Sympathy and Warmest Regards,
Bill Drew

Mark & Dorothy Thise left a message on October 17, 2010:
Mike & Marilyn,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you both.
The Best,
Mark & Dorothy Thise
Mary Anne Howard left a message on October 16, 2010:
Dear Shirley & Family,

I&m so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very dear friend of Bills. We cherish the time we had together at the many conventions.

I&m sorry that I cannot attend the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Anne Howard & Family
Tom Walgamuth left a message on October 16, 2010:
In reading Mick&s obituary I was of course impressed with his lengthly list of professional and civic achievements.

I am pretty sure he and Shirley though would list their family as their best work.

I knew Mick mostly from their visits to eat with us in the ""FAT"" club. Mick was always fun loving and generous of spirit.

He is probably most famous with us for his off the cuff geneologies of most anyone who came up. He would know their parents, siblings and grandparents ...everything including their dog&s name (it seemed).

He was a great guy. We all will miss him very much.

My condolences to you all.

Tom Walgamuth
John Holcomb left a message on October 16, 2010:
Shirley, You and Mick were lost in Mexico City and I just happened to be in the area where your were lost. I was able to get you, Mick and the Imperial car to your beautiful hotel. The Camino Real. I sent yellow roses. Which were delivered days later. Not in the best of condition. LOL
My father and I had a paving business in Reynolds and we bought product from Fauber.
Everyone at Fauber treated us with great restpect and it was a pleasure to do business with the firm.
I was able to get to know Mick at that time and when my mother died in 1977 he came to St.Josephs in Reynolds to the funeral mass.
I liked and admired your husband greatly.
I will be in LaFayette in November for the Purdue Presidents Council dinner. At that time I will go to the cemetery to pay my respects in person
John Holcomb
Aequipa, Peru
Paul J. Di Fabio left a message on October 16, 2010:
Dear McTagues one and all,

Lafayette has lost it&s finest Irishman, Strongest Catholic, Perpetual giver, and faithful leader of our community. What a man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend of so many of us. He has raised a loving family that are good,friendly people, who share his same qualities. I am proud to have been his friend and to have had him as an example of what is good. I feel sorry for those who never knew him because, in some way, Mick has touched their lives and they&re unaware of it. A true gentleman cut from cloth that isn&t available any more. May you all find comfort in all your different memories of him along with the ones you share. God Bless Him.


Paul J. Di Fabio & Family
rev. susan kay ferguson left a message on October 16, 2010:
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rev. Susan K. Ferguson
WLHS 1973
Ginger Mullis left a message on October 15, 2010:
Maggie, Mike, and family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Maggie, I always enjoyed hearing your stories about him and his zest for life. It&s a tough loss; your family&s leader is gone. I know he&ll be guiding all of you from above.
Ginger Mullis
Bill Knopf left a message on October 15, 2010:
On behalf of the membership and staff of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana, we express our deep regret at your loss. Mick was recently elected as a member of the APAI Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant and extraordinary lifetime contributions to both the Indiana and national asphalt pavement industry. This is the highest individual recognition the association can bestow. We are truly sorry that he will no longer be able to attend the induction ceremony this December, but he will be fondly remembered by many at this event. We hope that his family will be accept his award on his behalf. Mick was an inspirational leader, an industry visionary, and a gentleman. The APAI is fortunate to have had Mick serve as our elected President in 1969 and as an active member of our Board of Directors for many years. He will be missed.


William I. Knopf
Executive Director
Indianapolis, IN
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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