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Michael Robert Reiser

November 24, 1952 — April 18, 2018

Michael Reiser of Isanti passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 65.

Michael Robert was born November 24, 1952 to Roy and Adeline (Soukup) Reiser in Rush City, Minnesota.  Mike was raised on the family farm just outside of Beroun, Minnesota.  He started his early education in a one room school house near his home and graduated from Pine City High School in 1970.  Mike attended 1 year of college in Grand Rapids, Minnesota before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in July of 1971.  In 1974, after his Honorable discharge from the Marines he met his future wife Shari Legacie.  Mike and Shari were married March 8, 1980 and together they made their family home in Isanti, Minnesota.  In 1981, Mike became a father when his one and only daughter Jennifer was born.  Mike loved his family and his family life. 

After the service he worked as a balancer and welder for 12 years at Barry Blower before he started his 30+ year career in the elevator trade.  He loved his job working for Schindler Elevator and always joked about how far life had brought him from being “a dumb old farm boy.” 

Mike enjoyed years of fishing trips, camping with family and friends, golf, 4-wheeling, card playing/poker nights, vacations to resorts in Mexico and many adventures in Costa Rica with his daughter and her family.  He was always easy going, the practical joker and instigator of so many family memories. 

Mike lived by his motto “Life is good.”  He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Michael is survived by his wife Shari Reiser of Isanti; daughter Jennifer (Erik) Espinoza of Elko; father Roy Reiser of Beroun; siblings: LeeRoy (Vicki) Reiser of West Concord, Dwayne “Whitey” (Margaret) Reiser of Anoka, Bruce (Erica) Reiser of Hugo and AnnMarie Reiser of Beroun; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother Adeline Reiser.

Deacon Gene Biever will officiate at Memorial services for Michael: 11 AM Wednesday (4/25) at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City.  A time for family and friends to gather is planned for 2 hours prior to the service at the chapel. The interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Calvary Cemetery, Beroun.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to: Majestic Hills Ranch Foundation, 24580 Dakota Avenue, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044-8206.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel


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