In Memory of Michael Welch

In Memory of Michael Welch

Mike Welch

Lakeshore Public Schools Board Member, Mike Welch, died September 27 after a long illness.  Mike began his service as a Board Member in April of 2005.  A 1981 graduate of Lakeshore High School, he was a proud supporter of Lakeshore Public Schools and communities throughout Southwest Michigan.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family (wife, Lisa, and children, Kara and Carter, both Lakeshore graduates).


"The Lakeshore Public Schools Board of Education, administration, staff, and students, along with the Lakeshore Community, will be forever grateful for the leadership, commitment, spirit, and inspiration Mike Welch provided to our schools and our community. As an alumnus, Board Member, parent, and benefactor, Mike exemplified Lancer Pride! He will be greatly missed."  – Lakeshore Schools Superintendent, Phil Freeman

“It has been a true honor to serve on the school board with Mike.  I always listened with interest to his perspective on various issues and learned a great deal from him.  I’ve known Mike since high school and I’ve lost a good friend and so has this board, school district, and community.  He will be so dearly missed.”  – Fellow School Board Member, Mark Whitwam

“Mike was a wonderful board colleague, student champion and consummate exemplar of servant leadership.  We have been blessed at LPS by Mike’s contributions which will serve our district for years to come.”  - Lakeshore School Board President, Jason Beckrow

Click here to view Mike's obituary.