Michael Walters

michael walters

Michael W. Walters, 52 of Fargo, died Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Palliative Care Unit of MeritCare Hospital in Fargo after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer, having never given up hope of beating the disease.

Michael was born on February 15, 1958 in Fargo to Lawrence and Bernice (Blumhagen) Walters.  He graduated from West Fargo High School and received an Associate's Degree in Electronics.  On June 27, 1981 he married Rebecca Westbrook at Holy Spirit Church in Fargo.  He worked as a driver for Dakota Paper until 1989 and then for SuperValu until the time of his death.  Michael also worked for a short time for McLaughlin's RV and Marine as a technician.

Michael enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and golfing.  He also loved traveling and spending time with his family.  He was an avid F-M Redhawks fan and enjoyed attending games with his parents.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Wesley.

Michael is survived by his wife, Becky of Fargo; children, Lindsay, Caleb and Courtney all of Fargo; parents, Lawrence "Tiny" and Bernice Walters of Pelican Rapids, MN; sister, LuAnn (Scott) Vigen of Vergas, MN; brother, Matthew Walters of Fargo and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. St. Charles MODear Becky and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He fought a gallant fight with dignity and out of deep love for his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Love, Anne

  2. Surprise AZ
    Dear Becky, Caleb, and Girls,

    I didn’t get to know the girls but I am honored that I got to know Mike and Caleb through scouts. I spent many enjoyable times with both Caleb and Mike and I know how proud Mike was of Caleb.

    Caleb, as a person who lost both her parents in her 20s, I want you to know that during your toughest times your dad lives within your heart and genes and will be there for you with his “dad power.”

    Bless you all during this time and always. Sue Petry

  3. Surprise AZ
    Dear Becky, Caleb and girls,

    I am so grateful that I got to hang out with Mike and Caleb and get to know them both through scouts. Mike was very fun to be around and a constant source of amusement with his wonderful sense of humor. I got such a kick out of Camp Wilderness because the scouts had been told in no uncertain terms that pop was not allowed. Mike smuggled in a case of Coke in and winked at me when he said something along the lines of “No way will I make it through four days without a Coke.”

    He was also very talented and helpful with the scouting program and I was very appreciative of all of his help.

    While I never got to know the girls, I am sure Mike is very proud of the wonderful son he raised. Caleb, as a person who lost her parents in her 20s, I want to tell you: in your toughest times I know your dad is there in your heart and genes and that that dad power will help you through. Bless you all, Sue Petry

  4. Pelican Rapids MN
    Dear Becky and Family,
    I was so very sorry to learn of the death of your husband, father, and relative, Michael Walters! He fought the good fight but I believe that now he is in such a better place, living in peace and free from such great pain! I know that this does not ease all of your sorrow at not having him living with you in the future! He will be near to you as you whisper dear prayers to him every day ~ Love from Kathy Stigman

  5. Fargo Dear Becky,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find strength and love in the many memories you hold dear.
    With deep sympathy – Jane

  6. Dear Becky and Family,

    Thinking of and praying for you…..
    Mike’s courageous battle with cancer provided inspiration and hope for my mother-in-law while she was battling the disease a couple of years ago. Becky, your kindness and positive spirit always inspires me as a person. I am so sorry for your loss, and I will continue to be here for you in support and prayers. Love, Jill

  7. Nevada IAWords can not express the sadness that we feel for your loss. It has been a few years since we have had an opportunity see Mike but the last time we saw him at Morgan’s will always be a wonderful memory talking to him and listening to him talk of old times.

    Rejoice in Mike’s memory in addition to mourning his loss. Remember good times and laugh in addition to shedding tears.

    Keith, Lori, Lisa, & Anthony Lacy
    and Tod Lacy

  8. Fargo Becky
    I’m glad I was able to see you for a few minutes today. My contact with Mike was on the scouting events and camps. I’m a better person for having known him, even though it doesn’t compare to the closeness your family has. My prayers were with him they are now with you and the kids. Take care of yourself as best you can and know that we are close by. God give you peace.

  9. Fargo ND
    Becky and family – My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this diffuclt time. There are no words to take away your loss but I do hope that the wonderful memories you shared will help ease the pain. He defiantely fought with courage and dignity. Heaven was needing another Hero and Mike has joined those ranks. I know Willy was there to greet him. Hugs, prayers and love being sent to you all. If there is ever anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to let me know. God Bless….. Cindy Willows

  10. Fargo ND
    Becky and family,
    I extend my prayers and love to all of you. Words are inadequate at this time but know you are all in my thoughts and wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Becky you and Mike were there for me when I needed you guys and I hope I can be as great a support for you as well.

    Peace and love,


  11. West Fargo ND
    Dear Becky,
    To you who has given so much kindness and caring to the many children and families that you have touched through your work, I offer my thoughts and prayers. I think of you often and wish that I could carry some of your sorrow for you. Patty Cummings

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