December 2, 1953 ~ May 19, 2015
Michael W. Cameron, 61, Fargo, ND died May 19th at Sanford Health surrounded by his family. Michael was born December 2, 1953 in Duluth, MN to Walter and Eunice Cameron. He graduated from Carroll College in 1977 and went to work as a Special Agent for the IRS. He married Cheryl Hare on April 7, 1979 in Great Falls, MT. In 1983 they moved to Billings, MT and then to Bismarck, ND in 1989. Following retirement in 2003 they moved to Fargo, ND. Mike was an avid golfer and runner. He enjoyed cheering on the Twins and Bison. He was an active member of St. Anthony's parish. One of his greatest passions was his fight for the unborn, and he took on the fight with grace, wisdom, prayer, and perseverance. Mike was blessed with 4 grandsons. Carson, Declan, Bennett and Maddox were his guiding light and brought him such happiness and joy. On January 23, 2013 Mike was officially diagnosed with ALS. He took on the disease with grace, strength and an incredibly strong faith. A faith that was never shaken despite incredibly difficult symptoms of ALS. Mike is survived by his wife of 36 years Cheryl, his daughter Amy Lee (Trevor), his grandsons Carson, Declan, Bennett and Maddox, 4 sisters Patty Cameron, Diane Dimich (Les), Mary Cameron and Beth Cameron, 4 brothers Paul Cameron (Dianne), Joe Cameron (Kim), Tom Cameron (Sara) and John Cameron and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Eunice Cameron, his daughter Cari and his brother William. The family prefers memorial donations be made in Mike's memory to the MDA (7401 Metro Boulevard, Suite 325, Edina, MN 55439) or a charity of your choice.
Oh cousin……why is life so short? Our hearts are broken knowing your family’s great loss, but now you will see Uncle Walt and Auntie Tizy (your mom and dad) and best of all Jesus! Isn’t it odd how memories flood us when someone passes? I remember the many days your dad drove us in the old Suburban to Cathedral High School, many, many moons ago, and Patty gave me the nickname Kimosabe then. It was wonderful working with Pat at St. Mary’s Hospital. And who can forget the Wiita Sisters and Auntie Babe traveling to Billings to visit Tizy and Walt in a motorhome parked at the first ever KOA Campground there in Billings? Now we are living in the Great Northwest between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Our prayers are with all the Camerons as you struggle with your loss. May the Prince of Peace comfort you with the peace that passes all understanding.
Sending our Love and prayers,
Carolyn and Randy Sawyer
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! So sorry for your loss!
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Michael. I offer my condolences to the family during your time of bereavement. The Bible is very comforting during times like this because God knows our pain. He has made promises regarding our loved ones at Isaiah 26:19 and Revelation 21:3,4. Soon, all things causing pain including death will be done away with on earth. May you find the strength to endure in the days ahead.
hope this brings some comfort to the family This is from a journal dated 1895. Prayers are with all of you.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I. and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was . There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.
Our sincere condolences to you Paul and your entire family. May your brother rest in peace.
From your Braun Intertec crew.
Cheryl & Family:
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We had a dear friend, Larry Ristvedt suffer with ALS for years and know somewhat what you Mike and family went thru.
Judy & I live in Sun Lakes, AZ. and make it back for a few months each summer. Again our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dick & Judy Roller
We are so sorry for your loss Cheryl, Amy, Trevor and family. He was a great friend, co worker and neighbor. Blessings to you and your family.
I had the privilege of working with Mike on several occasions during my tenure with the Internal Revenue Service. Very professional. He had strong convictions and stood by them. He will be missed.
Words come hard at time like this; God’s best to the family.
We will miss our summer Fed coffees with Mike. His journey thru this disease was heroic. Our prayers are with the whole family.
I am sorry for your lost Cheryl. Mike was a good guy. The years I worked with Mike and Andy were the best years I had working for IRS. Found memories of you and Mike, such a loving couple. You two were the wonderful example of a married couple. Prayers for you and your family. Anita