AUGUSTA – Michael Ledger, 65, of Boynton Beach, Florida and formerly of Sumner passed away peacefully at the Togus Veterans Hospital on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He succumbed to the disease, ALS which he bravely fought for six years.

Michael was born August 28, 1952, the son of Juliette (Deschaine) and Clifton Ledger. He was a graduate of E.L.H.S. in Auburn. After high school, he joined the United States Navy.

On August 10, 1990, he married Elena (Lozier) and they had one daughter, Michelle Ledger. He also had two stepdaughters, Audra and Erika Fleury. He was so proud of all three and what they have accomplished. We certainly can’t forget Maggie May, (his beloved dog).

Mike owned and operated Classic Auto Body in Auburn for many years. He was known for the expert detail he put into the cars he painted. This attention to detail greatly influenced his last career as an insurance adjuster for Horace Mann.

His passion was horses and racing. He owned several very special horses that he raced at various tracks in Maine.

After retiring from work, he and his wife, Elena, moved to Sumner where he continued his love of horses through caring for the horses which his wife and daughter, Michelle, rode.

After being diagnosed with ALS, he and his wife moved to Florida in hopes that the weather would help him deal with his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Elena; daughters, Michelle, Audra and Erika; his sister, Katherine; granddaughters, Olivia and Mya.

He was predeceased by his parents Juliette and Clifton Ledger.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Michael’s online guestbook at

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