Car enthusiasts never die, they just drive off into the sunset. Mike ended this chapter of his eternal journey on April 13, 2017 of complications due to cellulitis and sepsis. The one thing Mike loved more than his 2007 Dodge Super Bee, was his wife and family.
He is survived by the love of his life, Shelli (Ferguson) Duke; his children, Jeff (Angela), Misti, Shusti Dallin (Jared) and Dillon Atwood (Desi), his 15 grandchildren; his faithful dogs, Hemi and Snickers; and his five sisters, Karen, Teri, RoAnn, Tammy and Kaye. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Scott, and his parents, Burton and Louise.
Mike was a High Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Texas and held many callings throughout his mortal existence. He loved the Gospel with all his heart.
Mike was a master mechanic and loved to fix everything from icemakers to cars and trucks. He was currently doing a full body restoration of a 1972 Chevy pickup. He was a master carpenter, general contractor, and worked as a maintenance mechanic for most of his working career.
He was always glad to see you and welcome you with open arms. He was free with advice and help whenever you asked—or didn’t! He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff in the ICU at Utah Valley Hospital for their expert care.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Canyon Ward Chapel, 3477 River Bottoms Rd. Spanish Fork, UT. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday evening, April 18, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork, and on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.