ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eddie Michael, 81 years old, born on June 14, 1939, and passed away on April 18, 2021. We will remember him forever.

 Eddie Lewis Michael left this earth on Sunday, April 18, 2021. He was where he wanted to be most in this world when he passed on, in his home in Vancouver WA. In his 81 years on this earth Ed was known as a fisherman, drywall taper, business owner, patriotic American, Gunner’s Mate for the US Navy, Atomic Veteran, musician, photographer and more. He was a fan of fried shrimp, hamburgers, melon, maple nut ice cream, fishing, playing guitar, taking photographs, watching the Seahawks with his girls, gambling and his daughters’ art. He answered to many names including Ed, Eddie, Grampa, Papa Eddie, Dad and Daddio. He leaves behind a long list of people that will miss him forever and strive to keep his good memories alive: the love of his life, Linda Sharon Michael; two daughters (with his first wife, Norma Darlene) and their husbands; Deborah Leah (Eric Turk) and Cynthia Gail (Dennis Strange); five grandchildren, Lonnie Ray, David Anthony, Amber Nicole, Jorden Kaleb and Makenzie Larae; his siblings, Sarah Swanson and Columbus Michael. He leaves behind five bonus children; Shane, Kellie, Stacy, Shannon and Karrie; his bonus grandchildren; Myra, Anthony, Nicholas, Amber, Matthew, Erin, Brandy and Shon; his bonus great-grandchildren Allex, Liberty, Carley, Payton, Jace, Kyla, Kiyson, Presley, Stevie, Baylee, Kade, Aaliyah, Skymarie and Kyler; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and their families. We hope he is on a grand adventure with those that left before him, his youngest daughter Angie (Sharrie Angela Michael); his parents, Charles Wesley Michael and Inez Semler; his brothers Arnold, David, Marion, Clifford, Ole, Richard and Delbert Michael; his brothers-in-law, his sisters-in-law, his parents-in-law and some very good friends.

He loved all his sassy ladies and ended every conversation with “I love you baby.”

Daddio, may your steed always be trusty and your wheels always squeak. Thank you for showing us what a true warrior looks like. 

Due to Covid-19 the family has made the difficult decision to forgo a memorial service .
Posted by Nicholas Colwell on May 15, 2021
Thanks for the great memories. Also some of the best phrases only you could make note worthy. You are missed Grandpa Ed. Gone in person but Always here in spirit. 
Posted by Michelle Seitzinger on May 12, 2021
My heart hurts with you all. Uncle Eddie will forever be part of my favorite childhood memories! Summer vacations meant visiting Washington and staying with your family! We had lots of adventures, camping, fishing!! Uncle Ed is the only person I’ve ever seen catch and clean a sturgeon! I can still see it in my head!!  Fishing The Columbia River together was a blast and my first experience seeing big fish! I can still hear his voice, it was big at times!! I see his smile and remember his warm hugs.  He made us feel loved and welcomed.  Rest In Peace uncle.  Sending love and hugs to my cousins and all who loved him. 
Posted by kim castillo on May 12, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. This part of life really sucks. I don't remember a lot from back then when we visited WA.I was so young. but I remember big foot and green olives in a big jar , with your mom n dad. My prayers are with you all. love and hugs
Posted by Debi Turk on May 11, 2021
Rest well Dad, you fought a hard fight. I will miss you always.
Posted by Cindy Strange on May 11, 2021
RIP Dad. Miss you <3

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Posted by Nicholas Colwell on May 15, 2021
Thanks for the great memories. Also some of the best phrases only you could make note worthy. You are missed Grandpa Ed. Gone in person but Always here in spirit. 
Posted by Michelle Seitzinger on May 12, 2021
My heart hurts with you all. Uncle Eddie will forever be part of my favorite childhood memories! Summer vacations meant visiting Washington and staying with your family! We had lots of adventures, camping, fishing!! Uncle Ed is the only person I’ve ever seen catch and clean a sturgeon! I can still see it in my head!!  Fishing The Columbia River together was a blast and my first experience seeing big fish! I can still hear his voice, it was big at times!! I see his smile and remember his warm hugs.  He made us feel loved and welcomed.  Rest In Peace uncle.  Sending love and hugs to my cousins and all who loved him. 
Posted by kim castillo on May 12, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. This part of life really sucks. I don't remember a lot from back then when we visited WA.I was so young. but I remember big foot and green olives in a big jar , with your mom n dad. My prayers are with you all. love and hugs
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Shared by Steve Michael on May 11, 2021
I first want to extend my condolences to my Uncle Ed's family.  When I sit and think of Ed the first thing that floods my memories is the smell of those unfiltered Camels, nasty. That smell has been burned into my memory. There was many a weekend when Ed myself and my dad Delbert would spend the weekend fishing or hunting. I always loved to listen to those two tell stories, some real and most not.  Ed was a great man and my favorite Uncle. He will be missed.