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Michael Staskivige, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at his home.  He was 53 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

VISITATION will be held 2 hour prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

*Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, the use of a face mask is now mandated in a public space. Please plan accordingly when you attend the upcoming visitation for Michael.

Michael Robert Staskivige, of Mora, Minnesota went home to be with Jesus, peacefully, at his home on August 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 53 years old.

Mike was born on May 21, 1967 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Bob and Gloria(Berger) Staskivige. He had one sibling, Kathy Kaye Staskivige Jones who passed away in 2000. He grew up in Bovey and moved to St Paul as an adult.

He met his wife, Dawn in 1997. He moved to Mora when they married in 2000. He has been known to say that this is when his life really began. Dawn had seven children, who Mike openly welcomed into his life. Mike and Dawn have been married for 20 years.

Mike had many hobbies including cooking, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mike had a complicated health history and always wanted to “not be defined by my disability”. He always had a sense of humor and could make “light” of any situation.

He attended Generation Church with Dawn and was grateful to find a church he truly felt comfortable in. Mike knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, where he drew his strength and hope. This provided comfort through his last days.

Mike was able to spend his final days at his home enjoying many family and friends reminiscing, visiting, and of course, telling jokes. He kept us laughing, even on his last days.

Mike is preceded in death by his sister, Kathy and mother-in-law, Eleanor.

Mike is survived by his parents Bob and Gloria Staskivige of Bovey, his wife Dawn and children: Jessica Lanphear of Kauai, Hawaii; Christine Lanphear of Isle, Minnesota; Sharon Lanphear (Russ Buesing) of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; Catherine (Michael) Relitz of Mora; John Lanphear of Cambridge; Paul Lanphear of Mora; Grace Anderson (Timothy Smitley) of St Paul. Mike is survived also by 8 grandchildren: Anabelle, Willow, Jase, Peyton, Savannah, Maverick, Penelope, and Evelyn.

Mike is survived by his niece, Sarah Jones and daughter, Arriana, nephew Danny (Dara) Jones and soon to be baby Jones, and daughter-in-his-heart (Julia).

Mike wanted to make sure and tell everyone “See, I told you I really was sick”.


13 thoughts on “MICHAEL R. STASKIVIGE”

  1. Our deepest sympathies. Mike’s passing leaves an empty space in our family but will certainly be a joyous addition to our Father’s kingdom. Thankful that we could share in his last days that he managed with his usual humor, grace and love. Rest In Peace “good old brother-in-law” (as I fondly referred to him), we will miss you always but look forward to the day we will meet again. Mary Beth & Chuck Fletcher.

  2. You’ve brought a lot of love to our family Mike and you made my sister very happy. Thank you for being in our life. Gonna miss your corny memes on Facebook. Thanks for the laughs. We’ll see you in heaven one day.

  3. Michael was a delightful man full of encouragement, jokes, and a strong heart. I was blessed to have known him. I wish his family endurance, love, and peace knowing he truly made the world a better place. Blessings, Dawn

  4. Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. Jesus had his room ready. The blessing is is that you guys found each other and you had a beautiful 20 years together. Although I’m sure it was not easy the two of you but together and you became one. I just don’t know what to say but my prayers are with you and your family Dawn.

  5. My deepest sympathy to your family as you mourn the loss of your beloved Mike. Prayers that you find comfort.

  6. My heartfelt sympathies to Mike’s family. He was a jovial and upbeat person and I have always envied that. (Even as a kiddo at Warba.)

  7. So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Although we haven’t seen each other in Many years, we chatted on Facebook messenger on and off catching up. Mike was a good friend in high school. My thoughts go out to all who loved him. he was a really good guy. The world is a changed place without him.

  8. I am 3 years older than Mike, but went to school with him at Warba and Grand Rapids. I knew him pretty well and he was always smiling! I have thought about him throughout the years and how he treated everyone as a good friend. He will be missed by more than I think he knows….. well, he will know now! Rest In Peace Mike and Lord bless him and his family.

  9. Hello sister Dawn, oh how we have prayed for you and Mike over these past months. You have been so blessed to have a husband that adored you and your kids and the grandkids. His sense of humor went a long way to keep your home full of laughter and love. We’re sorry we didn’t get to know him better since we have not lived in Minnesota. We will continue to pray for you as I know you will be missing him dearly. Me and Cindy

  10. Dawn and family. Was saddened to hear that Mike passed away. Cling to the great memories and will pray for peace and comfort.
    Dave and Jill

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