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Michael G. Tveit
September 18, 1984 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 38) 38 Years Old
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Michael Gary Tveit of Warroad, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on July 21, 2023. He was only 38. The loss felt by his death is eclipsed only by the joy he brought to others during his life.
Born on September 18, 1984, in Roseau, Minnesota, Michael grew up with a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and valued time at the cabin with his dad, sons, nephews, brothers-in-law and his beloved dogs Tuuk and Warrior. The rink was his second home. It didn’t matter if he was there to watch Tiny Mites or there to watch the Black and Gold. He loved to be there. After a high school practice, it was not uncommon for him to sit in the coaches room and spend another 45 minutes to talk hockey with the boys and coaches. He loved to ride the ranger with the kids or the 4-wheeler with his boys.
Michael was a devoted husband and father, and his love for his family knew no bounds. Michael and Darnell (Shaugabay) Tveit married July 10, 2010, at Zion Church in Warroad. He adored his wife and their three sons, Carson Pilgrim, Cooper and Cullen Tveit. He cherished every moment spent with them and put their well-being above all else. Michael loved to swim with his boys, watch Cooper do Taekwondo, play baseball, and knee hockey with Cullen, and watch Carson play hockey and before every game reminded him to “work hard and have fun”.
In addition to his immediate family, Michael is survived by his loving parents, Gary and Cindy Tveit, his sisters Melissa (Chad) Norris and Michele (Jayy) Jackson and paternal grandparents Lorne and Marlys Tveit, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Michael showed the same love and commitment to his community that he did for his family. He attended Warroad High School and later pursued his education at Alexandria Technical College. Throughout his career, he worked as a welder at Case in Fargo, ND, and farmed for Tveit Farms in Roosevelt, MN. He was an Engineering Technician at Marvin in Warroad, MN.
His warm presence, infectious laugh, and megawatt smile could light up any room. He was a man of integrity and humility, which made him a natural leader. He served as the Warroad Boys' Varsity Hockey Coach, mentoring and inspiring young athletes. Perhaps none more so than his own sons, nieces and nephews.
Michael had an amazing relationship with his nephews, Blake, Benjamin, and Brody Norris and Quincey and Thadues Jackson, Dallas and Dax Freude, and Nolan Shaugabay. He kept a special place in his heart for his nieces Aaliyah Jackson, Alyka Freude, and Natalie Shaugabay. He was a beloved brother-in-law to Desire (Adam) Freude, Dane (Sierra) Shaugabay, Jayson Shaugabay and Ryan (Mooney) Shaugabay. He was loved by his parents-in-law, Darrell (Son) and Emily Shaugabay, and Janelle and Chris Ploof and his grandparents-in-law Wes and Claudia McFarlane.
Michael is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Les and Mary Kruse, his aunt and uncle David and Marilynn (Tveit) Roseau, and his cousin Jennifer Kruse.
A visitation will be held in Michael's honor at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad on Sunday, July 30th, from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 6:30pm. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, July 31st, at 2pm at the Gardens Arena in Warroad.
Michael Gary Tveit will forever be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and cherished friend. The impact he had on so many around him will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace.