Mike, the Wheel, was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 3, 1958 and died in Central Oregon on May 13, 2017. After high school Mike started his journey to the west coast with stops in Denver, Colorado and Kennewick, Washington. Mike met Barb in Denver thanks to Barb's twin sister in the summer of 1982 when Barb was on vacation and needed a golf partner. The couple came to Cannon Beach for the summer of 1983 and never left. Mike and Barb were married on the beach in Cannon Beach on June 30, 1984 with all members of their immediate families in attendance. Mike was a painting contractor in Cannon Beach.
Mike's side of the family include: Father Bill, Brother Larry and Barb #2 (Amanda, Alex), Sister Jane and Ken Bridge (Christopher and Roxanne, Sara and Joe, and Josh), Brother Phil, Aunt "Joe" and the camping cousins Kris (Tim), Kate, and Kelly (Doug). Preceded in death by Mother Irene.
Barb's side of the family include: Brothers-in-law: Jim and Marianne Eggers, (Nathan, Rachel, Brooklyn, Courtney) Steve and Di Eggers, (Emily & Michael, Kelly, Stephanie), Phil Eggers, Joe & Lori Eggers (Jacob, Zach) Sisters in Law: Margaret Zerr (Michael, Cassandra), Katy and Jeff Eucker (Adam, Alyssa) Mary and Tom Davis (Anna), Patty and Dana (Nicole, Melanie, Zach) Niece Jennifer (Jon) Johnson, 12 great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Father and Mother-in-law, Stew and Patricia Eggers, Brothers-in-law: Fred Zerr and Paul Eggers, Brother & Sister-in-law Alden & Tina Thomas, and niece Allison Thomas.
Mike and Barb were extremely lucky to have had two wonder dogs. Boomer was the first dog and Zoomer followed. Boomer and Zoomer were a big part of Mike's heart.
Mike requested a party and his party will be held on Saturday, June 10 (Belmont Day) at Cheri's Caf in downtown Cannon Beach starting at 2 pm. To honor Mike's life do not buy flowers but rather plant something permanent. Mike would want you to wear casual, colorful clothes to his party. Mike believed in living life to the fullest, chasing dreams, placing bets, cherishing and cultivating relationships, enjoying hobbies, learning something new every day, and reading. It was important for Mike to live in paradise, catch and release and spend quality time with friends especially at Cheri's. Horse racing, brewing beer, cooking great meals, baseball, hockey and fly fishing were Mike's favorite pastimes.
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