Michael Lafferty, 72, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.
A memorial service with Military Rites will be held 6:00 PM Friday, October 4, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Michael James Lafferty was born September 23, 1947 to James Edward Lafferty II and Aurora Caroline Lusi in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from high school in San Diego, CA. After graduating, he entered the US Air Force and traveled the country through the Air Force. He spent time at various colleges, including the Air Force Academy. He received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematics.
Michael lived in several places during his working career, including Washington, Denver, CO, and Wyoming. He worked as a computer programmer and later as project manager for Telecommunications companies. He moved to Mitchell, SD in June 2009 after his retirement, where he was currently residing.
He is survived by his daughter, Aimee (Don) McQuitty, Portage, MI; grandson, Gabriel; and brothers, Jim (Lori) Lafferty, Mt. Pleasant, TX, and John (Pat) Lafferty, Winterpark, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents.