Steven Michaelson

steven michaelson

Steven Robert Michaelson, 62, of Fargo, ND, passed away in his home Friday, July 29, 2022, from an illness.

Steve was born in Jamestown, North Dakota on June 24, 1960 to Robert & Carol Michaelson. His family moved from Jamestown to Fargo, when Steve was just a toddler. Steve graduated from Shanley High School in 1978 and then from Moorhead State University with an English degree. Steve drew the maps for roads pioneering one of the first uses of GPS in the Fargo area for NavTech. Steve worked his way up to a quality control position at Integrity Windows. He also worked for Cardinal Glass.

Steve enjoyed working in the restaurant industry and was an accomplished chef. Making chimichangas and margaritas was one of his main specialties. Steve was an avid reader and loved to sit in the sun and read a good book. He enjoyed, cooking, fishing, bike riding and spending time with his family and friends. Steve was an exceptional writer. He could easily create unique and often hilarious storylines! You never quite knew what you would even get in a text!

Steve was such a fun and caring person. He was quick to laugh and enjoyed joking around. Steve volunteered at the Homeward Animal Shelter. He provided care for many homeless cats. He loved those cats and adopted 2 cats himself – Catsonova (Cas) and Haystack. Steve was such a kind soul and gave the best hugs around! We will miss Steve so much!

Steve is survived by his mother, Carol (Falk) Michaelson, one brother, Tom Michaelson, and four sisters: Karen (Len) Kneip, Linda (Joe) Schacher, Janice (Todd) Larson, and Christy Marie. Also, many nieces and nephews: Katherine (Adam), Courtney (Michael), Derek, Jessica, Kimberly, Luke, Casey (Emily), Amber, Chad, Tyler, and Joseph. Great nieces: Lilianna, Lorellei, Avery, Everly, Verity, and Bailey.

Preceded in death by his father, Robert Michaelson, a nephew, Dustin, and a great niece, Lizabeth.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11 AM, Friday, August 5 at Holy Cross Cemetery. A light lunch will follow at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo.


Graveside Service: August 5, 2022 11:00 am

Holy Cross North Cemetery
1502 32nd Ave North
Fargo, ND

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  1. My name is Shelly and I am a good friend of Christy’s. I am so very sorry to about the loss of Steven. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Steven but knowing who Christy is, I would have loved him. What a beautiful tribute. I am sending you love, strength and hugs during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for your family, please let me know.

  2. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Steve in person I heard many stories about his talent and love of cooking. Wish I could find words that would bring you any comfort. You are all in my thoughts and I prayers.

  3. To the whole Michaelson Family – Sending our deepest sympathy on Steve’s passing. I have fun memories of Steve making chimichangas for us at your parents’ house. I got to know Steve better when I was going to school in Moorhead. He was such a fun guy! Christy, I remember a tubing trip we all took together. So very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Sending love and prayers to your whole family. Michelle and family.

  4. God rest your soul, Steve. And bless your family and friends with long memories of happy times with you.

  5. I hadn’t seen Steve since my grandmother’s (Gertrude Stahl) funeral in 1995. Prior to that, we visited the Michaelsons in North Fargo once or twice in the late ’60s. Steve seemed to be very happy, mild and reserved. He was obviously a very likable guy. I wish I had known him better.

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