Michael Jarshaw, 62 of Newfolden, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at his residence.

A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will follow at Rindal Cemetery, New Solum Township, Marshall County, MN.

Michael Duane Jarshaw was born July 27, 1957 in Thief River Falls, MN the son of James and Genevieve (Olson) Jarshaw. He was baptized at Rindal Lutheran Church, New Solum Township, Marshall County, MN and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. He attended schools in Holt and Newfolden, MN. He was lovingly known as “Twog” by his friends throughout his life.

Following school, Mike worked at the pellet plant in Thief River Falls for a few years before going to work at Westside Motors where he detailed cars.

On May 15, 1984, Mike was united in marriage to Pattie Ellingson in Viking, MN and to this union two sons were born, Trevor and Tyson. Pattie’s daughter Tara was grateful to gain two brothers and a step-father. They lived several places in the Thief River Falls area before moving to the Newfolden, MN area in 1987.

Mike also worked at Hartz Foods and Farmers Co-Op as an over the road truck driver, and was a machine operator at Independent Machine Service all in Thief River Falls.

He enjoyed his old cars, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, tinkering on his lawnmowers, spending time with his cat Beener and giving him rides on his lawnmower, visiting with his friends up town, and helping his nephew Derrick Jarshaw on the farm.

Survivors include his wife, Pattie of Thief River Falls; children, Tara Weigel of Thief River Falls, Trevor (Tara Harstad) Jarshaw of Newfolden, MN and Tyson (Tara) Jarshaw of Stephen, MN; grandchildren, Samantha (Justin) Bierman, Rylie Weigel, Mackenzie Harstad, Michael Harstad, Levi Sovde, Landon Jarshaw, Shianne Kostrzewski, Talen Jarshaw; great-grandchildren, Tucker Bierman, Watson Bierman, Kenneth “KJ” Strand and Aspen Harstad; mother, Genevieve Jarshaw of Thief River Falls; siblings, Deanna (Van) Swanson of Thief River Falls, MN, James “Jim” Jarshaw of Stephen, MN; sister-in-law, Laurel Jarshaw of Viking, MN; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Jarshaw; brother, Darryl Jarshaw; and granddaughter, Alexandra Jo Ellingson.


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