Michael Joseph Seim passed away suddenly on Aug. 18, 2010. Michael was born on Sept. 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland. Michael moved to Dayton, Ohio, with his parents, Floyd L Seim and Hester Concannon Allison, when Michael was 3 months old.
He attended high school in Oakwood (Dayton), Ohio, where he participated in soccer and wrestling. He was captain of the wrestling team and took third at state. Michael also wrestled for Ohio University and the U.S. Navy military national team, where he was an All American in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Having a passion for fishing and the great outdoors, Michael settled in Montana after he visited the state on a fishing trip. Mike worked, doing what he loved, guiding fly-fishing trips and designing snowmobiles. Mike spent his most recent years designing mountain sleds for Arctic Cat. This job challenged his body and his mind and he was happy developing his creative side.
Mike was Montana. He can be seen in the rivers that he fished and the land that he hunted. His life and heart were invested in the mountains of Yellowstone Country and he will be remembered in every sunrise and sunset.
He married Kate, the love of his life and sister of his best friend, Mike Montgomery, in West Yellowstone in October 1999.
Michael's survivors include his wife, Kate Montgomery Seim; and his joy, their two sons Kerrigan, 7, and Cormac, 2. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Hester and Rick Allison; father and stepmother, Floyd and Kathleen Seim; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sarah Seim; niece, Hadley Seim; nephew, Keaton Seim; two stepbrothers, Ricky Allison and David Brinkman; stepsister, Judy Allison; grandmother, Ethel Allison; aunts and uncles, Fred and Liz Allison, and Rob and Rhonda Allison; and many aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, England and Ireland.
Mike is survived in marriage by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Blair and Sue Montgomery; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Paige Montgomery; and niece and nephew, Sara and Nathan Montgomery.
A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Community Protestant Church in West Yellowstone.
An additional memorial service will be held for Michael in the Dayton, Ohio, area in the near future.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 22, 2010