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Michael Patrick Maney

July 15, 2021 | 13 comments

Michael Patrick Maney, 66, of Eagan and formerly of La Crosse passed away peacefully on July 12, 2021 at M Health Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born on October 14, 1954 to Bernard and Jean (Schumacher) Maney in La Crosse, WI.  He married Karen Schumacher on April 12, 1980 at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse.

Mike enjoyed traveling, going out West, deep sea fishing, playing pranks on people, getting the “perfect” gift and wrapping it with lots of scotch tape, attending various supper clubs,  and having fun with his best friends. He was proud of his work in Hotel Management, Best Buy Corporate, and later at Inside Edge in Eagan.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Stephanie Maney; brother, John Maney; step-mother Audrey Maney; mother-in-law, Norma Schumacher; sister-in-law, Janet Bahr; brother-in-law, Steve Schumacher; God-daughter, Kristine Bahr; nieces, Karen Slack and Tiffany Cornell, great-niece, Addie; great-nephews, Colton, Carter, and Cooper.  He is further survived by his step-sisters, Jackie (Joe) Allen, Shelly (Craig) Olson; step-nieces and nephews, Erin Diehl, Travis Allen, Alex (Jennifer) Allen, Katlyn (Aaron) Becker, Charles Boyle; and many more family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Maney; step-father and mother, Jean and Don Lepsch; father-in-law, Walter Schumacher, brother, Patrick Maney; step-sister, Lynn DeBauche; and best friend Ron Schams.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family for donation to The American Heart Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and St Luke’s Auxiliary.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, WI. Pastor Phillip Waselik will officiate. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

The service will be live-streamed, and can be viewed using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81393961543?pwd=cWprS0JPeWE4ZnI2ZUcwazJpN2cvdz09




  1. Deb Fitzpatrick

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Karen and Stephanie and families.Memories will last a lifetime.

  2. Luana Thompson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen, Stephanie and your family. I am here for you if there is Anything I can do. Please take care of yourself. Please call me when you can. Bob and Luana

  3. Mike Coady

    Mike was one of friendliest and funniest people from Aquinas class of 72. I dont think he ever said a bad thing about anyone plus he was just a good person. God bless Mike….God just took another “Blugold” to Heaven. My deepest sympathies to Mike’s family.

  4. Bob and Karen Schams

    So incredibly sorry to read of Mikes passing. Karen and Stephanie – we send our condolences. Thinking of Mike always brings a smile to our faces. He was a great guy!

  5. Mike Manske

    To the entire family , So sorry for your loss.

  6. Ryan

    My heart goes out to the Maney family. I appreciate having had an opportunity to work with Mike @ Best Buy. He was an all-around great person; smart, dedicated, insightful, and funny.
    My thoughts & prayers,
    -Ryan G

  7. Dennis Furlong

    Mike and I worked together at the LaCrosse Rubber Mills (work is not quite the right word) but It will suffice. He surely made the job more pleasant with his sense of humor, especially when he did his version as the King of the Forest from the Wizard of Oz. Mike had long hair in 1975 and he did resemble the Cowardly Lion somewhat. He had an apartment by the brewery back then.
    I still recall how at 2 AM he put in a recording of a stock car going through it’s gears at full volume. Wow, talk about loud ! He will be deeply missed. Mike made life better. I was fortunate to have known him. R.I.P.

  8. Amy Rosas

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to help get you through the days ahead. Mike will forever be looking after his family from above. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are truly sorry for you loss.


    Stephanie would always glow when she spoke of her dad, so I knew her dad was a very special man. My sympathy to Stephanie, Karen, and the rest of the family and community of friends left behind.

  10. Erik duc

    I am so sorry to hear this Karin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  11. jane smerud-beseler

    My deepest sympathy to the Maney family.

  12. Jim & June Edlund

    Jim & June Edlund

    When we think of Mike, we think of a class act – nice, kind, sincere … a man who was a good friend, with a great sense of humor, and someone totally dedicated to his family. Not a bad legacy! We’ll miss him but have nothing but warm, fond memories. Our prayers are with Karen and Stephanie.

  13. Barbara Grodahl

    I am so sorry for your loss of your Dear Mike. I worked with him in the Dillon Inns Corporate Office in Bloomington and remember him so clearly as very kind, gentle, hard working and sincere man who loved to laugh. May God bless and keep you in the coming days.


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