Michael Earl Vosika was born May 16, 1938 in Forest Grove, OR to parents Joseph C. and Estelle J. Mooers Vosika. He was one of 8 children. Mike passed away on November 3, 2020 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital of natural causes in Hood River, OR. Family was by his side. He was 82 years old.
Mike and Marilyn married December 1, 1962 in Eugene, OR. They were approaching their 58th wedding anniversary. The couple had seven children. Mike played football in high school, enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955, and also served in the US Navy and the Oregon Army Guard Reserve. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He retired from the state of Washington from the Department of Labor & Industries.
He enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts, target shooting, hunting and other outdoor activities. Mike was also an active Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and he loved the Lord.
Mike is survived by his wife Marilyn Ellen Nielsen Vosika; his seven children Michael, Earl, Lee, Timothy, James, Christianna and Jerimy; 28 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.