Michael William Steidl, 67, West Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was born on November 27, 1947 in Valley City, ND to George and Genevieve (Faust) Steidl.
Mike graduated from Fingal High School in 1965 and started working for the Soo Line Railroad, later transferring to the Great Northern Railroad, which merged into the Burlington Northern and later the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. During this time he was active in the Transportation Communications International Union (TCU) serving as President until his retirement in December 2007 after 42+ years of service.
Mike married Linda Renea Fraase on April 27, 1974 in Fingal, ND. The couple made their home in Fingal where they raised their three wonderful children, settling in West Fargo in 1989.
Mike was very active in the Knights of Columbus Council 4692 serving as Grand Knight 3rd Degree and Faithful Navigator 4th Degree for Assembly 788.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Cathy (Cecil) Fossen and Nancy Steidl.
He is survived by one sister, Sharon (David) Holweg of Marion, ND; one brother, Stephen Steidl of Belle Fourche, SD; three children, Anna Jo (Timothy) Wodrich of Reiles Acres, ND; Rebecca Steidl of Denver, CO; and Andrew (Lisa) Steidl of Mandan, ND. He is also survived by his two granddaughters, Genevieve and Elizabeth Wodrich; and his good friend, Dianne Schock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Gianna’s Maternity Home, 15605 Co Rd 15 Minto, ND 58261.