Michael H. Spencer
Spencer, Michael H. Age 53, of Fridley, MN, died at his home on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Mike was born September 21, 1966, in Minneapolis, MN. Bigger than life, Mike was loved by all. More than anything, Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, hosting island parties, and "junking." Mike graduated Patrick Henry High school and attended North Hennepin Community College. After serving his country in the Navy for six years, Mike moved to TN to work in an oil refinery. In 2006, he joined the Fridley Fire Department and worked his way up the ladder becoming the Fridley Fire Chief in 2019. Mike was passionate about his work, devoted to his community, and respected by his colleagues. His famous line, "this is how it's going to work," was a quick and clever solution to any problem - at the station or in life. Mike is preceded in death by his father Don Steinbach, and brothers Dean Steinbach and Doug Steinbach; survived by his son Jake Spencer (his mother Jill Spencer), Mike's beloved soulmate Sue Thrun; bonus daughters Ashley and Faith Thrun; mother Janet Steinbach, siblings Gail (John) Mooney; Holly Mulville; Laurie (Danny) Barron; sister-in-law Phoebe Steinbach; David (Nancy) Steinbach; Danny (Cathy) Steinbach; Donna (David) Scribner; Donald Steinbach; many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends whom he loved. The family is eternally grateful to the Fridley Fire Family for their love and support. Chief would have been proud. Visitation will be held Monday, September 21st from 4-8pm at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH (835 2nd Ave. NW, New Brighton). Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 22nd at 11am with visitation beginning at 9:30am at the church. kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100
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