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Michael Garske 08/28/2017

Michael Garske 08/28/2017

Michael Garske FacebookMichael Ray Garske “Farmer”, age 51, passed away on August 28, 2017. He was born on November 30, 1965. He graduated from New Richmond High School, class of 1984. Mike was very proud of his Eagle Scout award. He worked at Vic’s Crane and Heavy Haul, Inc. in Rosemont, MN as a crane operator. He loved his 1929 Model A, camping at Birchwood Beach in Frederic, WI, riding on his pontoon, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha; daughter, Ashley (Patrick); mother, Benet (Roger) Winberg (nee LeMoine); father, Raymond (Joan (nee Rickey)) Garske; mother-in-law, Arlene Oldenburg; brother, Steve (Donna) Garske; sisters, Lisa (Ron) Drury, Sue (Mike) Felling, Brenda (John) Anderson, Jennifer Johnston; stepsisters, Debbie (Robert) Mattei, Brenda (Brian) Frey, Denise (Brent) McGary, Patti (Duane) Bethke; stepbrother, Trever Winberg; stepsister-in-law, Connie Winberg; brother-in-law, Wayne (Chris) Oldenburg; Mike’s chickens, pigs,  two dogs Abby and Molly, cat Daisy, Birchwood Beach campground friends, co-workers, nieces, and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by stepbrother, Rick Winberg; and father-in-law, John Oldenburg.

A celebration of Michael’s life was held Thursday, August 31, 2017 with a service at 6:00 p.m. at Ready Randy’s (1490 131st St. New Richmond, WI) and visitation from 3:00-6:00 p.m. before the service. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond, WI.

17 Comments

  • paulette lundquist Posted August 29, 2017 6:44 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Mike Garske. We had a lot of laughs at the campground. May he rest in peace.

  • Tim Harty Posted August 29, 2017 7:33 pm

    Mike was a great guy and will be missed dearly at Vic’s

  • Patty Berger Posted August 29, 2017 10:33 pm

    Such a great and fun man lost way to early in life! Blessings to all of his family. May God grant you strength, healing and peace.

  • Carol Wilson Posted August 30, 2017 12:09 am

    Marsha so very sorry to hear about Mike. Keeping you and Ashley in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need anything.

  • Mike & Kathy McCoy Posted August 30, 2017 12:54 am

    They say only the good die young!! My wife and I didn’t know him that well personally but he always made us feel like we were someone that mattered!!! He always had something good to say to us! Lots of vegetables and how he was making things better for his family and friends! Learned a new crane and procedure from him! You will be missed!!! Rest In Peace BROTHER!!!!!

  • Susie Schmitt Posted August 30, 2017 1:51 am

    Mike was well known and liked by all.He worked hard and loved to tell jokes. He will be missed,my sympathy goes out for his family.

  • Amy Gustafson Posted August 30, 2017 2:12 am

    Marsha and family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Steve carter Posted August 30, 2017 11:35 am

    My prayers go out to the family. Mike was a fun person to be around on breaks and lunch. I oiled for him a couple times. He will be missed, I was sadden when I heard of his Passing. God bless the family. Mike was my union brother.

  • Wayne Asp Posted August 30, 2017 12:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dennis & Linda Knorr Posted August 30, 2017 3:44 pm

    Marsha and Ashley, We are very sadden to hear of Mike’s death. Please know that we care and are sending our sympathy to you and your family. We will always remember his jokes, smiles and laughter at the lake.

  • cyndi strohbeen athen Posted August 30, 2017 9:32 pm

    Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about losing Mike. My thoughts are with the family…

  • Paul St Ores Posted August 30, 2017 11:37 pm

    Mike was a person you could always count on. Was great working with him. He was always willing to help people, and teach them what he knew. Was an excellent person to have on the job site. I’ll miss Mike a lot. Was a great Union Brother. Rest In Peace my friend. My heart goes out to his family.

  • Claudia Oestreich Posted August 31, 2017 2:36 am

    Marsha and Ashley I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Rita Ruprecht Posted August 31, 2017 4:11 pm

    Marsha I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayer during this time.

  • Dave Lee Posted August 31, 2017 5:44 pm

    I worked with Mike on and off over the years. Mike was a great guy to have on the job. He was willing to help anyone. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

  • Dave & Kathy Kloetzke Posted August 31, 2017 8:36 pm

    My heart goes out to you Marsha and Ashley. I was so shocked to hear about Mike. May God be with you and your family at this time and never forget the memories he left.

  • Debra Johnson Posted September 1, 2017 3:20 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you Marsha and Ashley. Sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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