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Michael John Renaker
Born: Dec 10, 1959
Died: Aug 03, 2014

Michael John Renaker, 54, of South of Chinook, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014, of natural causes. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Mike was born on December 10, 1959 in Missoula, Montana to George Thomas Jr. and Doris (Green) Renaker. The family moved several times before arriving in Havre, where Mike graduated from HHS in 1978. He worked as a mechanic for Heltne’s Exxon before traveling to Oregon to work for Geo Tech Services. After moving back to North Central Montana in the mid-90’s, Mike worked as a ranch hand south of Chinook for Russell Sorenson and Mike Tilleman. He enjoyed working with the land and the animals. Mike was an avid dog lover and hunter as well.
Mike is survived by his parents, Tom and Doris, brother Steve (Pam) and sister Kerrie (Kevin) Barsotti, nephews Kasey (Tiffany, Brooklyn, Asher) Barsotti, Kyle Renaker, Brett (Candice) Renaker, Kade Barsotti, and a niece Kelsie (Colby) Mader. An older brother George Thomas, III preceded him in death in 2002.
Memorials in Mike’s name can be made to RezQ Dogs, c/o Anita Wilke, Box 83, Dodson, Montana 59524. They also have a way to donate online at rezqdogs.org. One may also donate to an organization of one’s choice.


Edwards Funeral Home  ♦  500 Indiana Street, Chinook, MT 59523   ♦  406-357-2529