Michael A Mahan

  • "Mike and Mavis were among the very first friends I made..."
  • " I will always miss Mike I have missed you guys Mike and..."
    - Brad jordan Box 455

Beloved fisherman Michael A. Mahan pulled anchor on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 when he lost his life struggle with a serious illness.

A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1659 Adams Ave. NW, Bemidji, Minnesota. A comfort gathering will be held at Lammers Town Hall in Solway, Minnesota following the service.

Mike was the firstborn of 13 children to Alfred "Bud" and Mary Mahan on April 24, 1940. He grew up around the Minerva, Minnesota area where he was known for logging and breaking horses.

He married Mavis E. Mathison of Minerva on June 9, 1958. He moved his family to Soldotna in 1961 where he and Mavis raised a family of eight children: Terry (Cheryl) Mahan, Kristine (Steve) Mapes, Connie (Ray) Tibbets, Lori (Ted) Cline, Trina Mahan, Tasha Phillips, Jake Mapes, and Pastell Stough.

Mike was Grampa to 29 grandchildren and enjoyed them all.

Mike and Mavis endured together the heartache of losing four of their children in death: an unborn son, and daughters Kristine, Trina and Lori.

Mike was always helpful to anyone and would do almost anything for people. Most people liked him and enjoyed his company.
He lived in Minnesota, Alaska and Montana at intervals and worked construction, oil rigs, logged and commercial fished Cook Inlet, which he loved to do. He was also a great mechanic and drove trucks across the U.S. with his son Terry.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and had a hobby of panning for gold.

He loved to visit and enjoy popcorn with family and friends.

All who knew and loved him are deeply saddened by his death, but comforted by the Bible's promise in Job 14:14-15, where it states that Jehovah longs to call all who die back to life again. Until then, we will all miss him very much.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Jan. 14, 2018