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Michael B. Loe

Michael Birkeland Loe, age 68, of Sheyenne, ND, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at Eventide/Hi-Acres Nursing Home in Jamestown, ND.

Mike was born July 10, 1945 in New Rockford, ND, the son of Lloyd and Emma (Birkeland) Loe. He attended Hillsdale Country School and Warwick Public School, graduating from Sheyenne Public High School in 1963. He attended Mayville State College for one year and joined the Army in April of 1966, served one year in Viet Nam, and was honorably discharged in April of 1968.

On August 17, 1968, Mike was united in marriage to Janice Woodrow at Calvary Lutheran Church in Oberon, North Dakota. They made their home in Devils Lake where Mike attended Lake Region State College. Mike and Jan moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1969, where Mike attended Parkside University. Their son Steven was born in 1971, and the family moved back to North Dakota in 1975. They lived in Mayville where Mike graduated from Mayville State College in 1976. Mike taught school in several North Dakota cities. He attended UND and received a certification in Special Education. In 1980, their daughter Stephanie was born. Mike was a Program Coordinator for 4th Corporation in the late 80s, serving in New Rockford and Devils Lake. In the early 1990s Mike resumed his semi driving career – a job that got him back out “On the Road Again?!
Nothing made Mike happier than a visit with his granddaughter Madison, his numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and sitting around a camp fire visiting with his fellow campers.

Mike is survived by his wife Janice, Sheyenne, ND; his daughter Stephanie Loe of Sheyenne; his son Steven (Shannon) Loe and only granddaughter Madison Loe, all of Lincoln, Nebraska; his brothers Irvin (Barbara) Loe of McHenry, David (Jeneen) Loe of Washburn; his sisters Laurel Koko of Seattle, WA, Betty Anderson of Selah, WA, Ellen (Fyll) Burthold of Pekin, and Marilyn Stenberg of Lakota; sister-in-law Faye Loe of Billings, MT; also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and even great-great nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Emma and Lloyd Loe; his brother Marlin (Spud) Loe, sister-in-law Joy Loe, brothers-in-law Dennis Stenberg, Carl Anderson, Eric Paulson and William Koko; his nephews Carl Anderson and Daryl Anderson; his nieces Susan Anderson and Nancy Stenberg; great nephew Daniel Bogers, and great-great niece Emma Jacobson

PRAYER SERVICE: Thursday at 7PM, Evans FH, NR

FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:30AM

BURIAL: Warwick Cemetery (at a later date)

Posted Condolences:




Name: Harvey Taylor, Jr.

Date: 11/15/2013

Message: My sympathy to Jan & Her Families on Mike's passing.


Name: Mary Ann

Date: Nov 9, 2013

Message: Sorry to hear about uncle Mike, Jan and family, we love him too. Mary Ann


Name: Odean Olson

Date: 11/8/2013

Message: Jan & Family
So surprised and very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. He was always a friend to everyone and loved to visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle with his death. But we know those great memories will be with you forever. Odean & Karen Olson


Name: Doug Eriksmoen

Date: 11-8-13

Message: Our prayers are with you in the passing of Michael. We were neighbors in Devils Lake and it was during our visits that persuaded me to pursue a degree in education. I went on to spend 40 years in the classroom. I retired two years ago but am now back in the classroom as a substitute teacher in Grand Forks. May God bless you in the coming days. Love, Doug and Carol Eriksmoen


Name: Janet Osten

Date: 11/7/13

Message: Jan - So sorry to hear of Mike's death. Judy B. just sent me the news. She has kept me posted over the years on what is happening in the DL/NR area. I am glad your daughter is in the area so you have someone nearby. Again, my sympathies.


Name: Larry & Sue Kuseske

Date: 11/7/2013

Message: Larry and I send our condolences on losing Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now as you deal with your grief. Mike was a kind hearted soul when we knew him before he served in Vietnam and he liked people a lot. May you find peace in the days ahead and Mike is now in a place of peace.


Name: Hollys Omlid

Date: 11/05/2013

Message: So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My heart sank when I heard the news. Him and dad were such great friends. He will be missed but am sure he was welcomed to heaven with open arms and friends of all kinds. He is in a better place and know that he is not alone. May you find comfort in the days ahead. Sending all my prayers and thoughts to you all during this difficult time. Hugs to each one of you. May he rest in peace. Hollys and family


Name: Karlsbraaten Family

Date: 11/05/13

Message: Sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of your family at this time. May Mike rest in peace and may you find comfort in your many memories. Thinking of you all.