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Michael S. ‘Mike’ Argall

September 10, 2012
The Mining Journal

ISHPEMING, Mich. - Michael S. "Mike" Argall, age 51, of 142 Summit St., Ishpeming, died Saturday, September 8, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Clear Lake in Champion Township.

Michael was born May 5, 1961, in Ishpeming, the son of Ronald K. and Louise A. (Bureau) Argall. He was a graduate of the Westwood High School, Class of 1979. Mike married Pam Anderson on June 29, 1984, in Ishpeming, and together they moved to Rhode Island shortly after their marriage. Mike found employment at the Electric Boat Company, a division of General Dynamics in Rhode Island, and also attended the New England Institute of Technology from which he received an associates degree. Mike and Pam lived for brief period in Illinois prior to settling back in Ishpeming in 1986. Mike had worked for the M.E. International foundry in North Lake from 19871992, and was presently working for Cliffs Michigan Mining (C.C.I.) at the Tilden Mine, where he had been for the past 20 years, mainly as a plant repairman.

Mike will be remembered as a loving and caring husband and father, always supporting his children's activities, hobbies and business pursuits. His true passion was his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, on which he participated in the "Thursday Night Ride" and had attended the Sturgis rally the past three years. He also was an outdoorsman who enjoyed time spent at camp, along with fishing and hunting. Mike was an avid sports fan, and religiously listened to his beloved Detroit Tigers. At home or at camp, Mike enjoyed working with his hands and always had a project going on.

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Michael S. ‘Mike’ Argall

Survivors include his wife, Pam Argall of Ishpeming; a daughter, Katelyn Argall of Houghton; a son, Benjamin Argall of Ishpeming; his parents, Ronald and Louise Argall of Ishpeming; 2 brothers, Gordon (Pamela) Argall of Coventry, R.I., and Daniel (Peggy) Argall of Cherry Valley, Ill.; a sister, Laurie (Pete) Lammi of Ishpeming; his mother-in-law, Rose Anderson of Ishpeming; three sisters-in-law, Carol Goldsmith of Greenville, S.C, Marcia (Duane) Dolkey of Wetmore and Lynn (Jimmy) Bellmore of Ishpeming; a brother-in-law, John Anderson of Ishpeming; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Raymond Anderson.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. Thomas Skrenes to officiate. Internment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery.

Mike's obituary may also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.



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