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Michael "Mike" J. Hince


Michael “Mike” J. Hince, 60, of Medford, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford with his loving wife Lisa by his side.


A funeral mass will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at OLPH in Whittlesey, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will take place at 9:00 AM on Monday, November 29 at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stetsonville. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at OLPH from 2:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM.


Mike was born on July 25, 1961 to James and Judith (Lusher) Hince in Milwaukee. Mike was a 1979 graduate from Medford Senior High School. He then graduated from A & P Mechanic National Aviation Academy in Clearwater, FL in 1981. He returned to Medford and worked for Strebig Auto and Gelhaus and Brost Auto as a Car Mechanic. He then procured his degree in airplane mechanics. He worked for Basler in Oshkosh, Allied Airlines in Marshfield, Midwest Airlines which then became Republic Airlines in Milwaukee, WI.  After leaving General Mitchell International Airport as an A & P mechanic, he procured employment as a maintenance mechanic at Premold Corp. in Oconomowoc. He returned to Medford to work as a maintenance mechanic for ATS/Caterpillar in Prentice and Marathon Cheese in Medford. He lastly worked for Kuyoth’s Klassics in Stratford as a restoration mechanic.


Mike truly enjoyed auto racing and was always number 32H, deer hunting, snowmobile racing, truck pulls, and airplanes. He obtained his pilot’s license. Mike looked forward to attending the annual EAA Airshow in Oshkosh. He will be remembered for being a great companion and friend to many. He was a wonderful caregiver to his mother. He was always willing to help out his family and friends in their times of need, and fixings things when things needed fixing.


Mike is survived by his wife, Lisa of Medford; stepsons, Lonnie Leu Jr. and Leslie (Hailee) Leu of Medford; one step-grandson, Landyn Leu; one sister, Beth (Richard) Karweick of Crestwood, KY; nieces, Lauren Perry and Emily Karweick of Crestwood, KY, and Sarah (Kyle Thompson) Hince of Madison, WI; and a nephew, Christopher Karweick of Crestwood, KY.


Mike is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Scott Hince.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.


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