Michael J. Mahoney

MADISON LAKE – Mass of Christian Burial for Michael J. Mahoney, 52, of Madison Lake, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont, Minn.

Michael passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

Michael John Mahoney was born Nov. 18, 1961, in Fairmont, Minn. He was raised in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School. He attended vocational school in Jackson for plumbing and was a plumber his whole life. He was a proud member of Local 34 Plumbers Union in St Paul. In 1988, his son Blake was born and was the joy of his life. In 2001, he married Nancy Hilpipre (Meyer) in Las Vegas, Nev. Their children were all there to support them. His profession allowed him to work anywhere in the country so they lived in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Las Vegas, Fargo, Albert Lea and, finally, Madison Lake. Mike made friends everywhere he went and attributed it to his gift of gab, which he lovingly said he got from his dad. He always knew what was going on around him because of his inquisitive side, which he got from his mom. He was happiest sitting on his back deck in the summer, chatting with friends and family, staring at Madison Lake with a Heineken in his hand. Mike had eight grandchildren whom he absolutely adored.

Mike is survived by his wife, Nancy Mahoney of Madison Lake, Minn.; son, Blake (Jenny) Mahoney and their children, Deven, Lizzy, Gavin, and Emie of Albert Lea, Minn.; three stepchildren, Lance Hilpipre and his children, Brayden and Ethen, of Keister, Minn., Dana (Nate) Deetz and their children, Bailey and Hayden, of Rochester, Minn., and Cody (Jake) Hilpipre of Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers and sisters, Kathy Mahoney of Edina, Minn., Tom Mahoney of Fairmont, Minn., Susan Mahoney of Fairmont, Minn., Mary Mahoney of Chaska, Minn., Mark (Brooks) Mahoney of Minneapolis, Minn., and Theresa (Ken) Rivers of Maple Grove, Minn.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Allen (Diana) Meyer of Dickens, Iowa, Brian Meyer of Lake City, Iowa, and Deb (Mike) Heenan of Elmore, Minn.; mother-in-law, Patty Meyer of Elmore, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Pat Mahoney; and his father-in-law, Craig Meyer.