Micheal Gooselaw

micheal gooselaw

Micheal Allen Gooselaw, 68, passed away at Sanford Health, Sunday, December 19, 2010, surrounded by his family.

Micheal was born to Frank  and Cecelia Gooselaw on October 5, 1942 at St. Vincent, Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in the St. Vincent-Humboldt Minnesota area. Micheal served in the Navy from 1960 to 1964. He graduated from Moler Barber College in Fargo and worked as a barber in Miles City Montana before returning to Fargo in 1969. Mike worked at the Fargo Foundry from 1969 until 1978. Micheal Gooselaw and Diana Caswell were married in Wahpeton, ND on September 11, 1971. Micheal began work with the City of Fargo in 1978 and retired in 2002.

Micheal was an avid golfer, loved deer hunting with his wife, and collected guns. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He enjoyed watching boxing, hockey, football, westerns, commercials, and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Diana, Fargo; children: Derek (Lindsay) Gooselaw, West Fargo, Mark Gooselaw, Seattle, WA, Misty (Erin) Ward, Dilworth, MN; his brother and sisters: Palmer (Sandra) Gooselaw, Fargo, Louise  (Maynard) Docken, Hallock, MN, Marie Longfors, Osage, MN; grandchildren: Alexis, Ashtyn, and Maxwell Gooselaw, Madison and Liberty Ward; his godchild, Marilyn Schultz;  and many nieces and nephews. 

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  1. Bismarck ND
    We are so sorry for your loss Derek & Lindsay. There are no words that can take his place. Please remember during this hard time that your friends and family love you. We’re praying that over time you will heal and in place of sorrow you have happy memories.

  2. Fargo North Dakota
    We were saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. The last time we saw Mike was at McDonalds and he was looking forward to going deer hunting with you, Diana. We did not learn of his passing until the day after his funeral otherwise we would have been there to share in the service to celebrate his life. May God bring peace and healing to your aching hearts.

  3. Moorhead MN
    Derek….I am so sorry for your huge loss..my thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family..He was a very loving and caring man and will be missed greatly!

  4. Longmont COSincere sympathy to Mike’s family. I lived next door for several years and watched the kids grow up. Mike was a great guy and always there to help me.
    Steve Juelke

  5. Spring Grove MN
    Marie(Mike’s sister) and family of Mike Gooselaw – I’m not sure if you will understand who I am, but I was a classmate of Mike’s in Humboldt and I considered him a very good friend. Leona told me of his passing and I feel so bad. In reading his life story it seems like he had a very good life. I will remember him for his unfailing kindness to me and to everyone. He had a heart of gold. Please accept my sincere sympathy. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Glyndon MN
    We were sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. We did not know him but do know his daughter, Misty and her family. We hope the joy of Christmas will bring some solace and you will be able to celebrate Marvin’s life and the joy he brought to the family.

  7. Fargo ND
    Diana and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. You have our love, our prayers and our deepest sympathies. May beautiful memories sustain you and may God be with you to help and guide all of you through this difficult time and in the days to come. So sorry we couldn’t be with you at the Celebration of Life for Mike. God bless you all.

  8. Jacksonville FlSo sorry about Uncle Mike passing. He was a great Uncle and always loved to watch Devonte so I could work. He will be greatly missed!!! His laugh will alway be heard.

    Much love, Melinda Shipman and family.

  9. Diana
    I am so sorry hearing Mike passed away. I worked with you at Block for years. Didnt have your address to send a card. My sympathy goes out to you, Derek, Mark and Misty and the grandkids.

  10. Moorhead MN
    Our sincere sympathies from the Accounting Department at Minnesota
    State Community and Technical College in Moorhead. Goose was a very hard working and truly good person. He will be missed.

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