Mike Osatiuk, 90, of West Fargo passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings. He was born on June 22, 1930 in Lady Lake, Saskatchewan and was the oldest of 5 children to Nick and Mary Osatiuk. He attended Sunny Brae school through the 8th grade. He grew up on the family farm and began working at a young age as a forestry logger, a railroad track maintenance worker, a shipyard worker and as an aircraft mechanic. He worked as an ironworker for 20 years and owned a welding service supporting the oil industry for 25 years. Mike was united in marriage to Aline Jeanotte on July 26, 1958 at the United Church in Preeceville, SK. They lived in Winnipeg, MB during their early years. Mike’s work as an ironworker had the family moving frequently with minor stops in North Dakota, Indiana and Michigan through the 1960’s. The family moved to Langdon, ND in 1970 which was home until 1980. Mike and his family relocated to Williston, ND from 1981 through 2005 as he operated his welding service. Mike and Aline moved to Fargo in 2006. Mike was fun to be around and always had a positive outlook on life. He had many hobbies including shooting pool, playing golf, hunting and fishing. He also loved talking about classic cars especially those from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He also had a passion for making beef jerky, creating custom knives and NDSU Bison football. When he was not working, the family would get in the car to drive to Canada to visit extended family. These family vacations resulted in hours of playing guitar, singing, enjoying a good cocktail, telling stories and playing many games of cards. He recognized the importance of an education. He was especially proud of his grandson Bradlee and took great pride in his academic achievements. The family appreciates the wonderful care provided by Eventide Sheyenne Crossings of West Fargo, DaVita Dialysis and the staff at Essentia Health in Fargo. He is survived by children Wayne (Angie) Osatiuk of Hackensack, MN; John (Rhonda) Osatiuk of Maple Grove, MN; Michelle Morgenroth of Harwood, ND; grandson Bradlee Osatiuk of Winona, MN; brother Jerry Osatiuk (Terry) of Thunder Bay, ON; brother-in-law Keith Parsons of Parksville, BC; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Mary Osatiuk, wife Aline Osatiuk, daughter Darlene Osatiuk, son-in-law Jim Morgenroth, sisters Nettie Ratushniak and Lilly Parsons, brother John Osatiuk and brother-in-law Mike Ratushniak. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Mikey you will be missed you were such a special gentleman
Paul and I send sincere condolences to your entire family. Praying that God’s grace provide comfort and peace.
Rest in peace Uncle Mike.
My deepest sympathies to Michelle and her family. Mikey was a true joy to be around. Always happy and smiling. I enjoyed conversations with him at the VFW and at Michelle’s house. May all the memories you have be your strength during this time.
Always could count on uncle Mike to show up with his guitar at every family reunion… he was the most faithful guest. When we can, the next one will be in honour of uncle Mike and all the loved ones we’ve lost on the way. Love you very much. Rob-n-Giz ❤
Michelle, Jackie and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we will remember you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Don Faith
Will miss you Uncle Mike.The highlight of our Fargo trips were breakfast a Denny’s with you and Aunty Aline.May you be playing your guitar and having a great party in heaven with your siblings.
I have very fond memories of Uncle Mike – he always had a twinkle in his eye!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Mike always made me feel special as I’m sure he did with countless others. I know how greatly he will be missed love youDonna❤️
Michelle, my deepest sympathies. Mike was always fun to visit with. He always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 💞
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad and grandad.
Uncle Mike holds a special place in my heart as he fed me my first Old Milwaukee and taught me how to run a pool table🥰
For this, for always being a great host and entertainer, for always showing up for family and for sharing what a gem of a guy you were with us, you will be remembered 💙
Lots of Love
My thoughts and prayers to Mike’s family. He was such a pleasure to be around. He always had many stories to tell, he brought joy and laughter to those he was near. He will forever be in our hearts.
Prayers & Deepest Sympathy to all of you,,,your dad was a super nice guy,,and I know will be deeply missed by his family & friends,,,,,,.🙏
We don’t get together often, but it was always extra fun if “uncle” mike was there. He was actually my cousin but older and so much smarter, he is ‘Uncle Mike’. He will be missed.
Uncle Mike was the best uncle a girl could ask for. His hugs made you feel like you were the most special person in the world. I fondly remember when he would come over to my Mom and Dad’s place with his guitar and amp. With him on guitar, and my Dad on fiddle, our house on Pritchard Ave in Winnipeg would be rocking. He will be missed. A lot.
A very good man and my close friend. love you buddy.