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Michael Sushoreba

July 8, 1945 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 75)

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Obituary

MICHAEL SUSHOREBA, JR. 75, A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF CHISHOLM PASSED AWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020 AT FAIRVIEW RANGE MEDICAL CENTER IN HIBBING MN, WITH WIFE SALLY AND SONS ERIC AND ALEX BY HIS SIDE.

MICHAEL WAS BORN JULY 8, 1945 IN CHISHOLM TO MICHAEL AND MARY (BRYNE) SUSHOREBA. HE GREW UP ON 5TH STREET SOUTH AND GRADUATED CHISHOLM HIGH SCHOOL IN 1963. HE THEN ATTENDED HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE EARNED HIS MASTERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEGREE.

MICHAEL’S CAREER INCLUDED TEACHING SPECIAL EDUCATION IN FLOODWOOD, CHISHOLM, AND HIBBING. HE WAS KNOWN AS A KIND, CARING, COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO LOVED HIS JOB.  HE RETIRED AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR FROM HIBBING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

MICHAEL WAS IN HIS TRUE ELEMENT WHEN HE WAS FISHING OR HUNTING. HE WAS A FISHING GUIDE IN THE SUMMERS FOR MANY YEARS WITH NELSON’S RESORT ON CRANE LAKE. HE LOVED FISHING CRANE LAKE, NAMEKEN AND LAC SEUL. MICHAEL WAS A DEDICATED SMALL GAME, TRAPPER AND DEER HUNTER. HE ENJOYED SPENDING AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE AT THE FALL HUNTING “SHACK”.

THROUGH THE YEARS HE WAS ACTIVE IN HIS COMMUNITY BELONGING TO THE CHISHOLM SPORTSMAN CLUB, THE CURLING CLUB, HELPING WITH CHISHOLM BASKETBALL PROGRAMS, CHISHOLM LITTLE LEAGUE, TROOP 17 BASED OUT OF HIBBING, MN, AND THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. MICHAEL WAS ALWAYS EAGER TO HELP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY WHENEVER NEEDED.

MICHAEL IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE SALLY, SONS ERIC, ALEX AND MICHAEL AND KALEN. FOUR GREAT SISTERS MARIEL GRUBAR, CAROL (JAREN) HENDRICKSON, MARLYS SUSHOREBA AND MARILEE (MAC ROBINSON) SUSHOREBA AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

 

THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND SPECIAL THANKS TO DR. RACHEL GORDON, DR. JOSHUA LARSON AND THE MEDICAL STAFF AT ST. LUKES. ALSO GIVE ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU TO DR. JARROD BURESH AND STAFF AT THE ST. LUKES ADVANCED WOUND CARE CENTER AND THE CHISHOLM AMBULANCE SERVICE. MICHAEL WAS ALWAYS VERY APRRECIATIVE OF ALL THE FRIENDSHIPS HE HAD WORKING THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE CAREER. HE HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR THE SCHOOL STAFF AND PERSONEL AT THE LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHERE HE SUBSTITUE TAUGHT AFTER REIREMENT.

HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5:00-7:00 PM ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020 IN THE PETERSON FUNERAL CHAPEL OF COLERAINE. VISITATION WILL CONTINUE FROM 12:00 UNTIL THE 1:00 PM FUNERAL SERVICE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 IN THE MARY IMMACULATE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COLERAINE. INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, COLERAINE.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine
422 Roosevelt Street
P.O. Box 185
Coleraine, MN 55722-0185

Funeral Service
Friday
August 21, 2020

1:00 PM
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
10 Corey Street
Coleraine, Minnesota 55722

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