Tom and I will forever treasure the opportunity to get to know Arel and Mike as we served as missionaries in the Guam/Micronesia mission. Mike could make us laugh, even in the most third world conditions. The young missionaries adored him as he repaired bicycles, built things, and accompanied them on their teaching assignments. He was always realistic and looking for solutions that would lighten the load of others. Mike will be missed by his wife who loves him dearly, and his family and friends. His legacy is that of loyalty, faith, hard work, and kindness. I know he is watching over Arel and his children and wanting them to be happy. We love you Mike.
Oh' the memories Mike, I, and our San Jose, CA group of friends made over our years together in middle school, high school (Go Eagles) and in college. I could tell story after story of "adventures" with Mike. Long bike rides, camping trips, 50 milers, car chases, pool parties, and on and on and on. Our last group get-together, just about 1 year ago, was extra special as we now look back. (photo attached) We all LOVE Mike, his humor, his love for life, love of God, and love for his family and friends. Our hearts go out to Arel and their kids, as well as Mike's dad and siblings, who are and will continue to be in our prayers. Darrell
Always will remember you, and us driving around in your little black VW!! So glad we had are reunion last year!! Your a good man and life will be sad without you !!
All My Love
Arel, We are so sorry for your separation from Mike at this time. We will forever have fond memories of our friendship as we served in the Micronesia Guam Mission. We all loved being brought to Guam from the various islands we served on. One of the highlights of this time was getting to know both of you! Mike made us feel like we have always been friends. He also had a way of letting others know that everything will be just fine, thank you Mike! Mike had a calming influence on others. We loved his "down to earth", "common sense" attitude about things. The times I spoke to Mike after coming home from our missions, we expressed how grateful we are for the opportunity given to us to serve. We have been blessed for the sacrifices we made to go when we did. We will eternally be connected with our experiences living on the Micronesian islands during our service. You guys will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. We love you both! Kevin & Gloria Moss
Micronesia Guam Mission Memory
We so enjoyed our time with you and Mike on our mission. Our every 4 to 6 months senior conferences on Guam were such fun! I think our planning the first ever treks in Pohnpei and Chuuk was one of the biggest highlights. Mike's expertise sure helped with the building of your "hand carts." We are so thankful that you listened to the Spirit and chose to serve a mission. We are so thankful to have rubbed shoulders with you two. Condolences Grimshaw family and especially to you, Arel.
Such a beautiful tribute. We loved Mike and You, Tyler, Megan and Andrew. We are here for you at any time. Big hug from the Workman family.
Oh how we have loved the Grimshaw family. You will always be in our prayers. Every time Roger works in his little shop, he will be reminded of Mikes kindness as he works with the wood Mike gave him. May God give you peace and comfort.
My memories of Mike include waking up in the hospital and seeing Mike and Arel standing by my bed. They came more than than once, and always had a smile that brightened my day. The world is a better place for Mike's gentle ways and loving spirit.
Arel and family, Keep your hearts warm with memories of Mike I will always remember as a child the knock on my parents front door. I would answer the door and it was Mike. Out of his mouth came the words “collecting” He was there to collect the money for his news paper route. RIP Mike
Our Dear Sister, Arel, Oh how we wanted to be with you and hug you and tell you face to face of our love for you and Mike. He is a Great and Kind
man. We look forward to seeing you again soon and bring our love in person.
May you feel of our love and prayers.
May you be blessed and comforted by the Holy Spirit and your favorite angel, Mike.
Wanda and Mike Poston
Such a terrible loss for all of us. Mike was always so ready to help me out of problems I seemed to get into. Construction, electricity, plumbing. You name it, he could help out. He was a wonderful addition to our family when he and Arel married. Hugs to all of you and will see you tomorrow. Love Donna and Karen
Chris and I are really sad that Mike passed away. I have the best memories of him, most of which are from times when he was helping other people. He never missed a move, a remodel, a repair, or just a a push out of the ditch. Mike was there every time. He was a kind man who kept his own counsel. When he talked you knew that he meant what he said and that it was right. He helped young people, old people and anyone who needed it. I needed his help many times and he always cheerfully helped me. We will miss him and send our condolences to Arel, Megan, Andrew and Tyler. What a great family. We love you all.
Mike may have been a quiet man. But his actions spoke loudly of his Faith and for his love of his family and fellow man. I am thankful for the humor that he often brightened our days with.
Our love and prayers for your family at this time. Thinking of you-Nate and Colleen Brown
We have thought about you and your family constantly since we heard of Mike’s passing, with such great affection. We have wanted to call and express our love and concern but instead have tried to respect your time to grieve. Know that you are loved and in our prayers.
Tom and Julie Darling
I definitely feel like Mike was one of my long lost uncles! I grew up listening to the thrilling, hilarious, and adventurous stories of Mike and my dad, John Bergener. Every story my dad would tell reminiscing his time growing up in San Jose and his time at Ricks, Mike was always mentioned! I am so sorry for your loss and I know my dad was there to give him a HUGE welcoming hug! Love and prayers from Jodi Bergener Green, daughter of John and Cindy Bergener