Mike was born on August 15th, 1967 in Portland, Oregon.
He joined the Air Force right out of high school. During his 21 years of service and 13 deployments Mike made many lifelong friends and fond memories. He retired in 2008.
Mike met his wife Julie in 2003. They married in 2006 and bought a house in Troutdale where he enjoyed gardening.
Mike liked to travel, garden, hunt and fish. He also loved to tease his grandsons.
He has left behind his wife of 17 years Julie, his step children Katie (Logan) Fanning, Keegan (Kelly) Flynn and 2 grandsons Easton (3) and Camden (1) Fanning.
The family asks that any charitable donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.