In Memory of Michael "Mike" Strain

April 29, 1973 - December 6, 2017

Michael J. Strain, age 44, of Hayward, WI passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Michael Joseph was born April 29, 1973 in Claremont, CA the son of Richard and Joyce (Youngmark) Strain Sr. At the age of ten Michael’s family moved to Chittamo, WI and Michael attended school in Hayward, WI and graduated in 1992. Mike went onto college at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and joined the Army National Guard. Mike started to work as an electrician in the Hayward area and eventually began his own business, Up North Electric. While working as an electrician Mike also bartended in the Moccasin Bar, Good Nights, Rumors and Phipps. Mike was known for his great sense of humor and his laugh. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Mike loved being a father and spending time with his son, Forrest.

Mike is survived by his mother, Joyce Strain; son, Forrest Strain; siblings, Robert (Karen) Strain; Vickyann Stain, Kendall (Candy) Strain; Richard (Carol Sue) Strain Jr., Lisa Wheeler, Patricia Wheeler, Michelle Burnette and Shelly Wheeler; girlfriend, Sarah Salinas; step mother, Arlene Strain; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Strain Sr.

A memorial service will be held for Mike at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, at the Hayward Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward in the spring.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Strain family for a fund to be established for Mike’s son, Forrest.