In Memory

Mike Houliston

Mike Houliston

Mike died on October 27, 2013 after a 5 year battle with brain cancer.


Michael Douglas HOULISTON


Of Decatur, IL and St. Paul, MN Age 63, died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 27, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. Born in St. Paul, MN to Harry and Joan Houliston on August 16, 1950. Michael is survived by his best friend and partner, Tim Waller; a sister, Christine Curti (Bernie), River Falls, WI; brothers Paul (Suzanne), North St. Paul, MN and Vincent (Sue), Anchorage, AK; nephew Andy Fuller (Kate) of Minneapolis, MN; niece Kate Mogard (Mike) of Brookings, SD; 4 great nephews and 1 great niece. Employed by Minneapolis Public Schools and Minnesota State Government, Michael served as the assistant deputy commissioner of Labor and Industry. Memorial service will be held at The Celebration Room, 2546 7th Avenue E., North St. Paul, MN on Sunday November 17 at 2:00 PM with visitation at 1:00 PM, prayer service at 2:00 PM with reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Angel Foundation 708 3rd St S Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 3, 2013

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10/30/13 07:37 PM #1    

Cathy Plumb (Seehuetter)

I really liked Mike very, very much.  I had a lot of fun with him during Sno-Daze.  He was very funny and so nice to be with.  I am very sorry to hear of his death and preceding long-term illness.  My deepest sympathy to his family.  I know he will be missed and I will always have lots of wonderful memories of time with him in Mr. Egge's Classical English class, working on the Matoskan, and Sno-Ball/Sno-Daze,  Cathy Plumb Seehuetter 

10/31/13 03:31 PM #2    

Jane Mayer (Linden)

Mike and I had many fun times together. He was a wonderful friend and a caring individual. I am sure he is sharing his great sense of humor in a new realm.

Jane Linden

11/01/13 07:21 PM #3    

Leslie Harding

I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing.  He was one of those guys that was always there when you needed him and was a lot of fun to be with.  So many have mentioned the alphabet.  How true we got to know people because of where we sat.  I am glad that I got to know Mike.  Take care, Buddy.

11/24/17 02:20 AM #4    

Doug Hammerbeck

Les is right, I didn't know many A's or B's, or many T's or U's, but I knew all the H's and I's...(and one N) pretty well.  Harding, Hubbard, Herbert, Igler, ...and Houliston.  Mike was one of the nicest people I ever met.  He would not, could not say anything mean about another human being, and it was HIGH SCHOOL!!!!  One warm fall afternoon we were walking outside, me in a short sleeved shirt and he in a hoodie, and I asked him why he was dressed so warm?  "I'm allergic to the sun," he said.  That makes him the only person I ever met who was allergic to the sun.  "How can you live with that?" I asked.  "Oh, you just dress for it and go on with your life," he said.  17 years old, no whine, no despair, just the sweet, smart, philosophical person that he was.


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