Mike Schackel, age 68, of Bellingham, died peacefully at home on September 11, 2016. He was born in Worthington, Minnesota to Herman and Ruth Schackel on October 31,1947. Mike moved with his family from California to Bellingham in 2007. Mike worked at the Lightcatcher and Old City Hall museums as a museum attendant. His longtime career was in education, most recently as Leffingwell High School Principal in Cambria, California. Mike is survived by his wife Grace, children Michael Schackel (Victoria), Zoe Schackel, Nick Schackel, Brother Dennis Schackel, mother-in- law Doris Irons, grandchildren Jay and Lawrence. He was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and a staunch supporter of the arts and theater as an actor and playwright. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Whatcom Hospice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17th, 12PM, with reception to follow at Moles Farewell Tributes Bayview Event Center, 2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA,. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BAAY Scholarship fund
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Sept. 14, 2016