Michael “Mike” David Muir, a proud 20-year veteran of the US Navy, passed away August 17, 2021 in Crookston after a short battle with cancer.
A memorial service honoring the life of Mike will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, MN, with Rev. Greg Isaacson, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be provided by the US Navy Funeral Honors Team and the Crookston Veterans Council.
Mike was born to David Elgin and Doris Mae (Lindberg) Muir of Crookston on September 18, 1953. He is survived by his devoted wife, Anne; loving children and stepchildren: David (Erica) Muir, Jacinda Muir, Nicole Wiley, Carrie Elina, and Nick (Liz) Elina; fantastic grandchildren Kirah Muir, Trevin Grande, Trissa Grande, Dustin Malvin, Lilly Malvin, Justin Wiley, Nathan Wiley, Natalie Wiley, Katelyn McCool, Lucas McCool, and Logan McCool; the greatest great-granddaughter, Luna Muir; his beloved sister, Catherine Muir; and niece, CJ Jurenic.
Despite his crusty exterior, cutting remarks and stubbornness, there is actual evidence that he was a loving, giving, and caring person. That evidence is the deep sorrow and pain in our hearts that his family feels from his passing…. Mike led a good life and had a peaceful death — but the transition was a bitch. And for the record, he did not lose his battle with cancer. When he died, the cancer died, so technically it was a tie.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks.
The service will be livestreamed by logging on to www.stenshoelhouske.com, going to the bottom of Mike’s obituary page and clicking on the prompt to view.