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Marlene, I just learned today of Mike’s passing. This is so sad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything. Mary Jo
I had a hard time sleeping after learning about the loss of my long time friend Michael Irving Field. We met entirely by chance after he inadvertently took my field jacket and the only one left in the dayroom had the name of Field on it. It was time for lights out so I had no choice but to take it and hope the next morning that guy had my jacket. Sure enough, he did and that sparked our friendship and we bonded it through basic training, AIT, Jump school, Ranger transition phase, and finally the 1st Ranger battalion. We had a lot of fun together and I learned during that period of the love of his life...Marlene. Just look at their wedding picture if you want to see what love and happiness looks like. Through the years I have kept in contact even though we hadn't seen each other often. I have been amazed at all he things he had accomplished and his absolute love of his family. I can't get Tim McGraw's song "live like you were dying" out of my mind as I believe it captures the essence of how Mike lived his entire life, not just the past 6 years. One of his last texts to me in early February was "I'm in Denver till Thursday and then I'm headed to Curacao for a week of scuba diving, Ya gotta love retirement." Marlene, Lorie, Diane and family, I know you are hurting but please take comfort in your memories and remember that "there is no life greater than a life filled with both love and adventure" and Mike really lived.
Mrs. Field, Lorie, and Diane. I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Field myself, but sort of walked with Lorie throughout his illness. 6 good years after a stage IV diagnosis is amazing, and I think a testament to his strength and indeed, your strength as a family. My heart goes out to you all during this time of sadness and I pray that you will find peace, with time.
It seems as if it was yesterday when your parents were at your promotion ceremony at Eglin AFB pinning your new rank on your shoulders. Your Father looked at you with pride, amazement, love, and admiration. How proud they were of you was so obvious, your family had a strong foundation with him as your rock. May you all find peace in his memories that surround you and strength knowing he will always be with you in spirit.
I never had the privilege of meeting Mike, but having spent any time with Diane and Lorie, I know he and Mrs. Field were incredible parents. You strong women are in my heart, and I wish you comfort and solace in the memories of a life full of adventure.
Dear Lorie, Diane and Mrs. Field,
I’m sending my deepest condolences to you all at this trying time. I’ve been thinking of all of you a lot since I heard what happened and have been praying for peace and strength for you all. I know it’s very hard but I hope your loving memories help provide comfort for you all at this time. Please let me know if you ever need anything - I’m just a call away. Lots of love, Anjali
Uncle Mike was such a great uncle. I looked up to him for many reasons. One was his service to our country, I thought it was so cool that he was a green beret. I also admired that he was a good family man. He also had a sense of adventure that inspires me to want to go out of my comfort zone and try new fun adventurous things and travel. Additionally, I looked up to him for his positive attitude, nothing could get him down. He lived life to the fullest and left behind a legacy of a life well lived. You are missed. Love, thoughts and prayers to the family.
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. This must be so difficult for you/your family. May the love of family and friends along with happy memories sustain you. Thinking of you.
Mike was a dedicated and valued member of the Iowa City VA. He continued to work throughout his battle, and never used it as an excuse. His absence from our team will be felt.
Thank you for a lifetime of service to our nation Mr. Field.
I will miss Mike for different reasons then some. Our shared love of the FOX news channel , politics, finance and his insight into such a variety of other topics. So for me he will be missed in a number of ways. However to his wife and daughters I would be remiss if I did not mention some thoughts. Keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought. May you find comfort in knowing that others are holding you close in their hearts. Please accept my condolences. Sending comforting thoughts your way. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our hearts are filled with tender thoughts and memories. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that my loving thoughts embrace you.
At a loss for words. I have known Mike for many years and loved him like a brother. He was a kind soft spoken gentleman who always thought of others before himself. His love for life was evident in all the things he accomplished and tried during his life time. We will treasurer him forever and he will always be in our hearts.