Stanwood - A true trailblazer, Michael Rieken (Mike or Mikey to most of his close friends) of Stanwood, WA passed away, June 24, 2021 at the age of 58.
He is survived by his three children, Lucas, Antoinette and Jessi and many other "extra kids" he picked up along the way. His partner, Karina and her children, Joe and Paul. His grandchildren and his 9 siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends from throughout his life. Mike was feisty but very loved and will be incredibly missed.
Mike was number 6 in a lineup of 10. The first boy and always the troublemaker. Born in Everett, WA, his parents lived from Alaska to Oregon throughout his childhood. Under the hood of a car since he was a toddler, Mike pursued his passion of auto mechanics and was a damn good one at that. He could fix a vehicle by rubbing two bolts together.
He tinkered with everything- big or small. He could make a toy out of just about everything. He loved to ride his Harley, 4x4 wheeling, hauling junk and flying kites.
He is greeted in death by his parents, George and Loretta Rieken.
Please join the family and friends in celebrating Mike's life, July 25th, 2021 at 11am at Heritage Park in Stanwood, WA. All are welcome to celebrate with the family.
Published by Stanwood Camano News from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.