Katie & (Derrick)- I am truly so sorry that you lost your only brother, it's so devastating. Know that you are in out thoughts and prayers, and we are here for you if there is anything we can do- to help we are more than happy to do that. I have met many people that know Michael through his motorcycle riding, his past work at Summers Manufacturing and other places here in Devils Lake and have heard so much about what a wonderful guy and free spirit he was. I am so glad that you were blessed to have a wonderful brother in your life- (not all brothers are kind to you). I hope cherishing those memories and times with him gives you comfort. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Michelle- I pray that God will comfort you & give you strength, and guidance as you parent 2 beautiful girls, now who have lost their dad at such a young age. They are so fortunate to have a warm and loving mother as you. Children will go through different stages as they grow up as far as understanding their dad's passing- and even in their grieving. They will have different questions at different stages in their life. I have lots of materials that I could give you, if you would like at any time for Chloe and Camden are more than welcome to them. God bless you and your two beautiful little girls, I hope you are doing OK.
We will keep all of you in our prayers.
He was also someone who you could go to and vent and he'd always give you good advice. We went on motorcycle rides with Mike as well when he invited us. I also purchased my first .22 meg from Mike and still have it as I'm saving it for my boys to have the first gun their mom bought. I'll be able to tell them about who I bought it from and how much it meant to him about boys learning to have safety when out target shooting. As mike helped my older son and my son's step dad teach him the right and wrongs of gun safety when they went out shooting one year.
Mike keep watch over them beautiful little girls and share your many laughs and jokes in heaven! Your gonna be missed by so many especially your daughter's.
I am so sorry for your loss.