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Michael "Mike" Dale Stauty

December 1, 1956 — March 1, 2018

Michael Dale Stauty died unexpectedly at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018 with his wife and daughters by his side. He was 61 years old.
Mike was born on December 1, 1956 to Bert and Elsie (Melhorn) Stauty at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. He was the fifth in line of six siblings. His family lived in the Duluth area for most of his childhood and teen years. He graduated from Hermantown High School in 1975 and Duluth Area Vocational Technical Institute in 1977 with a degree in carpentry.
On August 12,1978 Mike married Lori Rantala of Proctor, MN. They moved to Pine City, MN where they raised their two daughters.
Mike began his carpentry career working for local contractors. He then worked as a carpenter for the MN DNR at St. Croix State Park. He ended his career working as a carpenter for the MN Department of Corrections in Moose Lake.
Mike had many hobbies. He enjoyed the outdoors through hunting, fishing, bird watching and traveling. His creativity came out in constructing bows and tying flies. He had a love for music, especially the blues. He expressed it through playing guitar and harmonica, as well as performing on stage with local bands. For the last few years of his life, he took great interest in his family history and genealogy.
Mike was a family man and he was very proud of his wife, children and grandchildren. His family could rely on him for anything. He was always willing to help and could fix just about anything. He will be greatly missed.
Mike is survived by his wife Lori; daughters Lindsey (Tim) Welch of Pine City and Amy (Jake) Meier of Pine City; mother Elsie Stauty of Duluth; grandchildren Andy and Danielle Welch; siblings Dan (Judy) Stauty of Cold Spring, Larry (Cheryl) Stauty of Cotton, Dave (Sharon) Stauty of Proctor, Bonnie Fontaine of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Brian (Wendy) Stauty of Maple, WI; and many other relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his father Bert Stauty.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City from 1-4 PM. There will not be a formal service, but instead a gathering for family and friends.

Arrangements for Mike are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel. 
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

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