Michael A Waling

February 10, 1948 - August 15, 2020
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Michael A. Waling
On Saturday August 15, 2020, Mike Waling passed away at age 72 from COVID-19 at Casa Hospice at The Hacienda in Tucson, AZ. Michael Andrew Waling was born on February 10, 1948 to Berne and Dorothy (Ruschli) Waling. A graduate of St. Andrews School, Mike graduated from Delavan-Darien HS in 1966. After high school, Mike attended the UW-Stevens Point. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1970. He worked in the family automobile business in Delavan, WI until he moved to Tucson in 1977. After moving to Tucson, Mike became a successful realtor and served the realtor community in many ways; he served as President of TAR in 2007 and as member of the Professional Standards Committee locally and nationally. Mike taught the Code of Ethics class for 25 years, was named REALTOR Associate of the Year in 1985 and REALTOR of the Year in 2000. He is remembered as an excellent teacher as well as a mentor for many new realtors. He enjoyed coaching his daughters’ softball teams, watching his grandkids play sports and attending their musical concerts, traveling to Rocky Point, Mexico, watching NASCAR, and UA sports of all kinds.
Mike is survived by his children, Michelle (Owe) Rasmussen, Christopher “CW” (Dianne) Waling, Courtney (Chuck) Larson, and Joshua Waling all of Tucson; eight cherished grandchildren, Kai and Finn Rasmussen, Dylan, Chase, and Cameron Waling, Makayla Waling, Jesse and Cheyanne Larson, and his beloved dog, Lily, all of Tucson; 5 siblings, Marilyn Doyle of Rockford, IL, Janet Siemson of Skokie IL, Clip (Ellen) Waling of Tucson, Bardi (Jim) King of Altoona, WI, Brooke (Murph) Murphy of Western Springs, IL; numerous much loved nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Peggy Clark and 2 brothers-in-law, Bud Doyle and Simmy Siemson.
Anyone wishing to donate in his memory may either send a check to the Hearth Foundation, 229 W. King, Tucson, AZ 85705 or make a donation online at thehearthfoundation.com. A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date when it’s safe for gatherings.

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Born: February 10, 1948
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Karen Miles posted on 3/27/22

Sorry to hear of Mikes passing! We just learned about this! Our condolences! Sincerely, Richard & Karen Miles


Karen Miles posted on 3/27/22

Sorry to hear of Mikes passing! We just learned about this! Our condolences! Sincerely, Richard & Karen Miles


Diana Hoffman posted on 9/15/20

Mike was an amazing friend and even better father and grandfather. He loved his family and friends dearly and unconditionally. We are all better people for having had him in our lives.


Barb & Bob Anderson posted on 8/22/20

Our condolences to the entire Waling family. We were terribly saddened by this news. Mike and I shared the same birthday, so managed to catch up at least once a year. He knew we were not on Facebook, and kept us in the loop on the Delavan alumni. Rest In Peace, Mike. May God bless you all.


Nicole Luebke posted on 8/22/20

I am so sorry to the Waling family. Mike was such a wonderful man and will truly be missed. I will for sure miss his scarstic humor and wit. Rest easy my friend


Mylene Hickok posted on 8/22/20

??? My prayers and condolences for the family. Mike always made me feel welcomed to TAR classes. Mike was very friendly and kind, Mike will be missed by so many and I will miss his smiles. ?


gary underwood posted on 8/22/20

Mike, Miss you already. Always shouting out "Good Morning" to me across the street. You and Lilly (dog) were always happy to greet me across the road. Our Condolences. Gary Underwood Larelle M Neighbors


Beverly Chase posted on 8/21/20

Save You are Never Alone - Sympathy Card | Birthday & Greeting… SendOutCards Sympathy Note Card Pink Flower on Grey, reads "I'm so… Latin America Focus Comfort to Your Heart You have my Deepest Sympathy As the days continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you, and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your hearts. Sinserely, Beverly Chase


Ruth Arnold Roubal posted on 8/21/20

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. He was a good and kind person.


Harrington, Dave and Pat posted on 8/20/20

Our deepest condolences for the families lost


Brooke & Murph posted on 8/20/20

Michelle, CW, Courtney, Josh and the whole Mike Waling Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know you will miss Mike greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Brooke and Murph


Kay Yokley posted on 8/20/20

I was blessed to have you as a friend, Mike. Your humor, integrity, and caring spirit will be remembered by all. God bless you and your family.


Bob Perry posted on 8/20/20

To the entire Waling Clan..we are saddened by your loss of Mike..so sudden. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Mike was a friend to me for nearly 58 years..rest easy Tails..say hello for me to Red and Snuff..


Mary Lou Johnson posted on 8/20/20

Mike, this candle is for you and your children. I miss you dearly and your love for them shines through them for you and the rest of us. Rest in peace with the Lord. Mary Lou