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Michael Anthony Yzaguirre

December 26, 1988 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 33)


Michael (Mikey) Anthony Yzaguirre, age 33, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Mikey was born December 26, 1988, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Michael and Karen (Johnson) Yzaguirre.

Mikey was a son, brother, nephew, grandson, cousin, uncle, and a great friend. Mikey was a warrior. He was a very talented artist who loved to draw. He spent much time studying martial arts, and spoke of his fond memories playing baseball. Mikey enjoyed spending time with his family. It all began with Pokémon and Pogs. Mikey first played with his sisters Tara and Tonya, and his cousins Jerome, Eric, and Nicole. As the family grew, so did the additional players when Mikey then played those games with his niece Elsie and his nephews Matthew, Anthony and Jason.  Mom and Dad will miss watching and listening to the many hours of trading, making deals, and all of the bickering. Mikey loved to see the little ones’ minds at work.

Mikey was so special. Those who knew Mikey knew he would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was caring, charismatic, determined, passionate and protective. Mikey also loved skateboarding and spending time with his cousins Devin and AJ. Mikey would have done anything for his family, his friends and even a stranger in need. Mikey enjoyed spending time with his niece Elsie and his nephews Matthew, Anthony, and Jason. Mikey was the best Monopoly player; nobody could beat him. Mikey was a gamer. He certainly taught his niece and nephews a few things, not only about gaming, but also life. Mikey loved to have a good time, hanging out with his family. Mikey went to the kids’ games, school ceremonies, camping, fishing, birthday parties, and holidays. Mikey loved the 4th of July. Mikey was definitely a pyromaniac. He also liked to shoot guns and loved anything that went boom! Mikey treasured his time with his sisters Tara and Tonya at the casino, especially playing blackjack. He loved spending time with his many cousins, aunts, and uncles in metro area and up north. Mikey was also very handy and helped with many home repairs and remodels.

And let’s not forget, Mikey loved to party. Mikey will be especially missed by everyone at the dining room table sharing meals and great conversations, and the countless hours of playing Ace to King. Hey, Mikey, Namma still cheats. 


Joining Mikey in the spirit world are grandparents James and Dolores Johnson, Ray and Faustina Yzaguirre, Robert and Pearl McCullough, and Matilde and Donna Yzaguirre; uncles Donald Thompson, Charlie Johnson, Fred Thompson, Kenneth Johnson, Billy Johnson, Poncho & Jesus Valenzuela, and George Korich; aunts Gloria Perkins and Marlyce Yzaguirre; cousins Amy Dow, Taylor Whitefeather, Dwight Perkins, and Jennifer Hostutler. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents Michael and Karen; sisters Tara and Tonya; grandparents Gloria Johnson & Robert Thompson; niece Elsie; nephews Matthew, Anthony, Jason & Adrian Yzaguirre; aunts, uncles and cousins: Bo Johnson, John & Colleen Bobolink (Breanne, Johnny, Krista, Mason, Evelyn), David & Bobbie Yzaguirre (Lucy, Anna), Deshun Franks & BobbieJo Johnson (Andrea, Teonna, Charles, Maliyah, Amiyah), Terry Yzaguirre (Jerome, Eric, Nicole), Kevin Johnson (Rob, Kayla, Kevin Jr., Rahmya); Robyn & Marilyn Johnson, Kelci Perkins, Donna, Stacy & Janelle Thompson, Nancy Johnson, Dolores Korich, Melanie Johnson, Billy Jean Perkins (Quentin, Herb, Cat), Bob & JoAnn McCullough (Jeff, Mike), Chele Kalstabakken, Brenda, Kristen & Jaymee Johnson, Machele Yzaguirre (Courtney, Andrea, Marissa, Garrett), Rachel Sutta (Alexa, Drake), Nic Smith; special aunt Peggy Yzaguirre; special uncle Donald Thompson; and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Mikey loved all of you guys! 

A wake for Michael will begin Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 1:00pm at the Boys & Girls Club, Ponemah, Minnesota, and will continue until the service on Thursday, June 9, at 11:00am. Spiritual Leaders will be Zac Earley and Ty Stately. Pallbearers caring for Mikey will be William Hardy, Jonathan Hardy, Mason Bobolink, Matthew Yzaguirre, David Yzaguirre, Charles Franks, AJ Johnson, Devin Johnson, and Scott Perkins. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Bobolink, Anthony Yzaguirre, Jason Yzaguirre, Bo Johnson, Bert Pickering, Larry Dow, Larry Dow Jr., Johnny Bobolink, Josh Carlson, Gustavo Aguilar Guzman, Charlie Gibson, Deshun Franks, Robert (Rob) Johnson, Kevin Johnson Sr., Kevin Johnson Jr., Eric and Jerome Yzaguirre, Scott Perkins, Matilde Yzaguirre, Donald Thompson, Ray Yzaguirre, James Johnson, Dustin Perkins, Dwight Perkins, Darren Perkins, Milo (Angel) Hernandez, Robert (Charlie) Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, William (Billy) Johnson, Fredrick (Tooky) Thompson, and Freddy Johnson.   Burial will follow in the Family Burial Ground in Ponemah. 

Arrangements are being provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service serving Northern Minnesota.


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