Stafford, Michael Gerald
May 5, 1951 – February 18, 2019
Age 67 of Anok, passed at his home, after a short, brave battle with lung cancer. Mike was born on May 5, 1951 in New Brighton, MN, where he lived until his family moved to Coon Rapids in 1963. He graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1969 and immediately began his career in carpentry, which remained his passion up until the very end. Mike owned Stafford Construction with two of his sons, Michael and Shawn. Mike met and married Susan Berg in 1971. They lived in New Brighton until 1978, when Mike built the family a new house in Anoka. Mike and Sue were married for 25 years and had three wonderful sons. He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Stafford of Coon Rapids and his mother, Marlys Stafford of New Brighton. He is survived by his loving sons and grandchildren: Michael (Andrea) Stafford of Otsego and their children, Justin, Payton and Brandon; Chad (Tiffany) Stafford of Andover and their children Arabella, Brayden and Xander; Shawn (Alyssa) Stafford of Anoka and their children Easton and Roenick. He is also survived by his beloved siblings: Connie Hagford of Blaine; Daniel (Colleen) Stafford of Coon Rapids; Patrick (Carol) Stafford of Andover; as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. His service will be held on Monday, February 25th at Abiding Savior Church in Mounds View. Visitation will be at 10 am with a Celebration of Life at 11 am. A luncheon at the church will immediately follow the service. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 25, 2019).