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Michael R. Crook
December 15, 1957 – November 3, 2008

 

Stayton – Mike, 50, passed away Monday in Stayton. He was born in Seattle, WA to Robert A. Crook and LeeAnne E. Banks.  His family moved to Alaska when Mike was a young boy and that is where he spent most of his formative years. Mike graduated from Tigard High School where he was actively involved in stage acting and directing plays. After graduating, Mike’s heart led him back to Alaska where he spent many years in the commercial fishing and crabbing industry, constructing native housing and other construction jobs. 

He was and avid hunter and fisherman, he loved spending time dog sledding, snowmobiling, and traveling around much of Alaska. Mike moved back to Oregon in the mid 1980’s where he worked as a welder for Monaco Motor Coach for eight years. He also worked for St. Vincent de Paul as a landscaper and apartment manager. He was a member of the Salem RC Pilots Association and spent the last two years actively involved in that hobby. 

Mike enjoyed traveling wherever he could go, camping, hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and helping others. Mike will be missed by all of us that love him. 

Mike is survived by his Domestic Partner: Julie McClenny of Stayton, Father: Robert Crook of LaPine; Sisters: Cathy Benoit of Monticello, Miss., and Karen Bedard of Reedsport; Brother: Steve Crook of Eugene and sons: Kegan and Mackenzie. Step-sons: Colby McClenny of Eugene and Guthrie McClenny of Cottage Grove. Step-daughter: Ashley Hackett of Wahiawa, HI. 4 nieces and 2 nephews and 3 grandchildren.  A celebration of life for Mike will be held at a later date to be announced. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

 

 


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