Age 86 Originally of McKees Rocks, PA Lived many places including Mendota Hts, MN & Olympia, WA. Survived by Alice, wonderful wife of 64 years; 7 children, John (Sandy), Gloria(Buddy) Ferguson, Linda (Patrick) Schmidt, Marie (Robin) PanLener,Julie Padelford, Jo (Eric) Borchers and Roger; 11 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. A retired Navy senior chief petty officer & pioneer in high-altitude balloon research, Mike was also a gardener, golfer & musician who played with the Puget SoundButton Box (accordion) Group. We will never hear a polka or waltzwithout thinking of him. He died peacefully at home with the support of his family & Providence Sound Home Care & Hospice. Memorials preferred to Providence.
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Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 17, 2010