Michael T Takach

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Entered Into Eternal Rest

Michael T. Takach Jr., 60, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at his residence.

Born in Columbia, October 23, 1949, he was a son of Michael T. Takach Sr. of Irmo, and the late Margaret "Margie " Squirlock Takach.

Mr. Takach graduated from Cardinal Newman High School and enlisted in the military and served in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve. Most of his service was as a member of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Team. He served in the Vietnam War in 1969 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his duties above the call of duty performed on his 20th birthday. He was later awarded two Air Force Commendation Medals for his service.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Troy Hixon of Winnsboro; his son, Shane Takach of Blythewood; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and David Edrington of Irmo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas A. and Sharon Takach, and Dave and Denise Takach, all of Chapin; and the mother of his children, Evelyn Mayeux of West Columbia.

Funeral service was conducted at the Chapin Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Ken Kelley. Interment with military honors was held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Patrick Takach, Jim Takach, David Takach II, Drew Takach, Brent Takach and Jay Hollis.

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