Michael Marion Shepard was born August 26, 1947 and died February 18, 2021 at CentraCare Hospital in St Cloud surrounded by his children.
After working a few years at Larson Boatworks in Little Falls, Mike entered the Army and spent 20 years as an Administrative Specialist. After retirement from the Army, he worked several years at Potlatch in Brainerd, MN and drove truck for a few years before completely retiring. He was an active member of the Pine River Legion Post 613 and member of their color guard and was also a member of the Jenkins VFW Post 3839. Mike enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and rides with the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club.
Mike is survived by sons, Ted (Roni) and Michael II (Denise) both of Dayton, IA; daughter, Tammara Carr (Kenneth) of Hamilton, MO; brothers, Mark (Renee) of Backus, Rick (Cindy) of Prior Lake; sister, Margie Richards (Ray) of Pine River; stepchildren, Rocksan Orth of Backus, George Rice; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona; his parents; granddaughters, Kathlynn and Molly; and stepchildren, Mark, Karl and Lorna.
Services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, February 21, with visitation Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 PM at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.