“If you are reading this then be glad your not in this section.” – Big Mike
Stoughton – Michael Charles White, age 72, of Stoughton, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with lung’s disease, heart disease, and cancer. He was born in Madison, WI to the late Clifford White and Mary (Williams) White. After graduating high school, he served in the army from 1969 – 1972. After returning, he worked for Madison School District for 34 years and retired in 2005.
On August 15, 1980 he married the love of his life, Mary Jo Pedracine. Together they greatly enjoyed traveling the United States to go straight to Las Vegas to play 25¢ Keno and go to the Worlds Largest Giftshop. They also enjoyed visiting their life long best friend Joyce O’Neill while they were there. They also loved antique shopping and going to pawn shops.
“Big Mike” was a huge fan of WWE and enjoyed watching with Clifford. He really loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and arguing with his kids over that. He loved watching them in their sports and getting updates on their accomplishments. He was the most proud of his son, Clifford, who in the last couple of years became part owner of The Maple Tree in McFarland , WI. After a devastating fire October 5, 2022, Michael was honored to be by Cliff’s and Justins side for the reopening this year.
Michael is survived by his wife Mary Jo White, children, Sherie (Michael) Dickmann, Shellie (Christopher) Hanson, Clifford White; grandchildren, Jaxon Hanson, Sloane Hanson, Akira Dickmann, Rylan Dickmann, Kaden Dickmann; great grandchildren, Amelia Dickmann; sister Teri (Robert) Rector; brother in-law, Branford Kerns; sister in-law, Susie (Wendell) Brookhyser; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend Joyce O’Neill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Vivian Kerns and Phyllis White; his brothers, Harold White and infant Lyle White.
Special thanks to the VA and Agrace Hospice for all they did. We are grateful to Nurse Emi who showed great patience and compassion while caring for our dad and listening to all of his amazing and hilarious dad jokes everyday.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the family and will be donated to charities Michael preferred.
Life is what you make it, and you made it beautiful. Each tear we shed holds immeasurable love and we will forever miss you. Rest peacefully, we love you!