Michael Jay Smallish

Michael Jay Smallish almost didnít live to see 18. Thatís because some crazy driver, Sandy, almost hit him with her car in the parking lot of Cedarburg High School. Ironically, the two ended up building a life together (and working on Sandyís driving skills) over the next 33 years.

In addition to raising twin daughters, Jessica and Samantha, Michael also loved to be outdoors. When he wasnít hunting, he was fishing. And when he wasnít fishing, he was up north in Minocqua, building his own cabin and fantasizing with his daughters about opening their own burger and ice cream joint.

Michael passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, after a hard-fought battle against cancer, and is survived by his high school sweetheart, Sandy, and his daughters.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.