CARIBOU - Micheal Lee Wiltse passed away Nov. 4, 2012, at Brighman & Women's Hospital, Boston, from complications after a stem cell transplant Sept. 18. He fought a hard battle and lost. Micheal was born July 2, 1959, in Fredonia, Kan., to Morris and Donna (Myers) Wiltse.
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He grew up in Kansas, attended Kansas State University and then LaBatt College, where he graduated as a respiratory therapist. He took his first job at Cary Medical Center and after working as a locum tenan for nine months, left for an assignment elsewhere and traveled for the next eight years. He returned to Caribou and was employed at The Aroostook Medical Center as a respiratory therapist until the time of his illness in April. Micheal was a wonderful man, kind, generous and caring. He was the first one there if anyone needed help. There wasn't a person he met that didn't like him. We have lost someone special. Micheal was a man of many talents. He loved to cook, was a self-taught carpenter and loved to play golf, but if you asked him he would tell you this was not one of his talents. He loved college football, especially the Kansas Wildcats.
Micheal is survived by his parents; sister, Sonja and husband, Jeff Novotny; brother, Scott; and son, Nicholas, all of Kansas. He is also survived by his best friend and sole mate, Connie Ennis and family, who all loved him dearly; and also many wonderful co-workers and friends, who were there for him during his illness and much appreciated.
At Mike's request, he will be cremated and his ashes returned to Kansas. A Mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, in Fredonia, Kan. Arrangements are being made by Robert Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, West Roxbury, Mass.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 8, 2012