Mike A. Maguire
Mike A Maguire, 77, Zionsville passed away September 26, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1942 to Walker and Lucile Maguire who preceded him in death. He was a 1960 graduate of Union Township High School where he played basketball and baseball and a 1965 graduate of Franklin College where he played football, basketball, and baseball and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He received his Master's Degree in Education from Butler University in 1973. Mike is survived by Susan, his wife of 57 years, son, Andy Maguire (Jennie), and daughter, Kristy Pyne (Brian). Also surviving are grandchildren, Megan, Grace, and Emily Maguire, and Claire, Lizzie, and Liam Pyne. Other survivors are his brother, Jerry (Trina) and nephew, Austin Maguire (Robin) and niece, Leigh Ann Knapp (Brandon).
Mike had a career in teaching, coaching, and school administration in Lebanon, Zionsville, and Clinton Indiana. He also worked in sales both in Clinton and Greencastle. Since retirement in 2001, he has enjoyed traveling to Ireland and Italy as well as many places in the United States. He also served as a general manager of the Zionsville Golf Course for several years. Sports played a big part in his life. He especially loved the Cincinnati Reds, Purdue Boilermakers, Franklin College Grizzlies, Butler Bulldogs, Indianapolis Colts, and Zionsville Eagles. Attending sporting events and watching on television was a pleasure he shared with his family and friends. His big voice and engaging personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He loved people and they loved him. Mike will be missed greatly by family and friends.
Friends are invited to call from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th at Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. 9th Street Zionsville, Indiana 46077. Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zionsville Community High School- Mike Maguire Memorial Fund, Attention: April Haffner, 1000 Mulberry Street Zionsville, Indiana 46077. Donations will benefit the Girl's Athletic Department.
Online condolences and other expressions of kindness are appreciated at www.flinnmaguire.net
Published on September 27, 2019


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Kelley (Grose) Stewart
Oct 06, 2019
As the dad of one of my best friends, Mike (and Suzy) quickly folded me into their family when I met them and whenever I saw them during my college years and beyond. He had such a magnetic personality and always made me feel a part of the family. So grateful to have known him and I will miss that booming voice on my next visit to Zionsville❤️
Randy Stantz
Oct 05, 2019
God speed, Coach. You are one of several who have touched my life during high school. I will miss your humor and your coaching and teaching style. ( I had coach for Civics and US History during the early 1970's). I'm glad Andy carried on your legacy as basketball coach at Zionsville. I will always remember you. May the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you, Susie, and the entire Mcguire families.
Ruthann Boles McTyre, ZCHS Class of 1972
Oct 02, 2019
Such great memories of a wonderful teacher and human being. Playing Jeopardy and his “magic” tricks will always bring smiles to so many of us. Rest well, Mr. Maguire.
Portia Ferguson Edens
Oct 02, 2019
Mike taught with my dad, LaMar Ferguson, at Central elementary before moving to Zionsville. Many fond memories with the family.
Karen Adams Lasley
Oct 01, 2019
I had Mike as a teacher in Lebanon many years ago. He was an amazing person and teacher. I was fortunate enough to have seen him a few times at The Friendly. Mike, you will be missed. May you rest in peace.
Matt Krejci
Sep 30, 2019
He was one of the best. Thank you for the memories, Coach.
Michelle Burdine
Sep 29, 2019
I will always remember how wonderful Mr.Maguire was to my daughter,Stephanie.She was a special needs student and seeing her beloved "Coach" made her day.After she graduated in 2006,I would still run into him in town and he never failed to ask about Steph and how she was doing.He was a lovely man and I know he will be greatly missed.
Stephen Patrick...Zionsville, IN...G'Pa of Richason Family
Sep 29, 2019
The character and influence of good people can be far reaching. Following Zionsville girls basketball I met this good man Mike Maguire for the first time. In his presence I knew I was talking with an athlete, a mentor, a teacher and a wise and proud man, the type of man you would like to spend a day with. He always extended his hand of greeting to me. Why share this thought? Mike Maguire is a good man and his character and influence was far reaching.
Gary Garoffolo
Sep 29, 2019
I will always remember Mike as a coach and a friend. He was always quick with a smile and words of encouragement. He and my Dad became good friends during his time in Lebanon. He was a good man who will be missed by many.
Cindy Harrison
Sep 28, 2019
Dear Susie,
I was very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He was always so much fun to be around. You two and David's fraternity brothers and spouses made our last trips to IN very enjoyable. I know you will have a lot of first coming up (as I did) with the holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. ahead of you. You also have a great family who will be there for you and that will help. Will be thinking of you tomorrow and the days ahead.
Cathy Nordholm... Brownsburg
Sep 28, 2019
Condolences to Susan nd the entire family. Enjoyed speaking with Mike whenever I met him at the golf course. He was a teacher for life and an encouraged you for today.
Dana Wood Bacon
Sep 27, 2019
I was saddened to see that Mr. Maguire had passed. I’m so glad I visited with him about a year ago. Mrs. Maguire, your hubby of 57 years was one of my favorite teachers. He made history interesting. But, what I remember most was his kind heart and beautiful smile! His eyes would just twinkle when he told stories. I always felt that he was genuinely glad to see me, to talk about the Eagles or to just say hi. He was a people person for sure! However, when I was cheering, I remember a few times when he “let loose” when the basketball team didn’t perform well. It certainly got my attention! But, that was his passion, his desire to see players and his students succeed. I also remember you... sitting in the stands cheering the Eagles and your husband. You both were such a cute couple. I admired the love you shared. You both set good examples for students, like me, to follow. So sorry for your loss but what beautiful memories you have shared. God Bless. Dana Bacon, class of 1973Read more