Mike, age 68, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones April 27, 2021 after a 20 year battle with cancer.
He was born & raised in Murray, Utah where he attended Murray High and developed a love of ballroom dancing and baseball. He served an LDS Mission to Arcadia, California and upon returning, met and married his sweetheart Virginia and raised 3 children. He worked for State Brass, Bonneville Machine, Rocky Mountain Machine and United Precision as a Machinist and Programmer.
He loved life, family and a great joke. He was an outdoorsman, a sportsman and a craftsman. He loved baseball, dancing, hunting, fishing, shooting, golfing, carving & wood turning, and painting. He gave his all to everything he ever tried. A more loyal nor fierce friend could a person ever ask for.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, his children Cindy (John), Kyle, Michelle, his
"Mention my name, you'll get a better seat." sisters Shirlene (Ernie), Diane, LaRie (Jerry), and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Shirley.
He is a beloved husband, father, brother, son, neighbor and friend. He will be missed very much.
If you wish to watch the service, go to this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87628553264 for a zoom meeting or press watch service button on his obituary at larkinmortuary.com at about 11AM on Friday April 30th 2021.
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Grandpa Bill and Dad
Shirlene, Diane, Dad
Mom and Dad
Dad Wood working
From sneaking out to McDonalds for a second breakfast in Washington to touring locations on the Pioneer Trail in Wyoming, there are memories made with Mike I will always treasure. My dear cousin and one of the three musketeers spent close to half of their marriage fighting his cancer. I am glad we got to see him on a good day near the end. His infectious laugh will live in my memory forever.
Thinking of you at this time. I am going to miss sitting next to him during sacrament. Ginny, we in the quail Ridge ward are here for you always.
Sending all of our Love.
Mike was a dear mentor and friend through many decades. He was more than a brother in law, he was a true brother to both me and Anne. Many of my favorite hobbies are due to Mike's influence. We will miss him dearly and look forward to the day we meet again.
Mike is a special kind of Spirit! I will miss him. I respected his skills in his profession of being a Machinist he taught me so much. Also he loved to shoot his guns. I bought his setup for reloading 12 ga. shotgun shells. he was very meticulous about making sure it was perfect so i wouldn't blow myself up. Of course Virginia has been on my top ten list of all time favorite persons list for years. Blessing and prayers to his family!
You were one of my favorite cousins. You accepted people for who they were. You are loved and will be missed.