Michael R. Irish, of Antigo, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 58 years old. He was born on August 21, 1956 in Antigo, a son of Clarine “Babe”(Knutson) Irish of Kempster and the late Norm Irish Sr. He married Deborah Cossette on June 30, 1983 in Elcho.
He was a graduate of Elcho High School and attended Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.
Michael worked in the logging industry for many years, starting with his father at the age of 7. He was also a tree trimmer and later became a machinist.
He was a board member of National Mutual Benefit Insurance and a member of Bill’s Musky Club.
He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah; daughter, Cassandra Irish; son, Brandon Irish all in Antigo; mother, Clarine; sister, Norine Wegner of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Norm (Renee) Irish Jr. of Kempster; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Betty Cossette of Deerbrook; two brothers-in-law, Mel (Carla) Cossette of Wausau and Don Cossette of Antigo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Keirsten, Amber, Amanda, Austin, Adam, Morgan, Brooke, Cory, Jonathan, Michiel and Kristine.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Dana Schindler officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.