July 14, 1960 – June 6, 2021
On July 14th, 1960 Michael Francis Segulia was welcomed as the second born child of Wayne
and Helen Segulia. Mike grew up in Prior Lake where at an early age his Dad instilled a love for
the outdoors. Favorites included fishing the lakes and rivers of Montana or hunting in
Minnesota or Oregon.
Mike attended school in Prior Lake, graduating in 1978. He was an active sportsman, playing
soccer, baseball and hockey. He also was an avid runner, even participated and completed the
Twin Cities Marathon in the mid 80’s. Following high school graduation, Mike attended college
at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he studied Aviation and played soccer. After
freshman year, he then transferred to St. Cloud State where he continued to study Aviation
until he switched majors to Meteorology. While in school he developed an interest in law
enforcement. He transferred to Normandale Community College where he studied Law
Enforcement. While he was attending school at Normandale, he worked security at
International Market Square where he met the love of his life, Cindy. He attended Alexandria
Tech for police training. After graduating he began his career with the Minneapolis Police
Department, 3rd precinct in 1990. As a rookie, he also appeared in an episode of Cops with
some of his fellow rookies.
Mike and Cindy married in September of 1991. They enjoyed traveling, camping, Boundary
Water portages, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family. After building
their home in Rogers they welcomed their children, Kirsten and Carly. Mike was his daughters’
number one fan. Whether it was attending Kirsten’s volleyball games, band, choir and drama
events or coaching Carly in soccer and even going as far as videotaping her basketball games for
review he was the ultimate dad. Other interests included staying active. Golfing, traveling,
annual baseball trips with his brothers in law, visiting breweries and being a handy man were
his simple pleasures.
Due to an injury sustained in a squad accident, Mike spent 20 years as a desk officer at the third
precinct until his retirement in July of 2018. He ran a tight ship and could be relied upon to do
anything and everything that was asked of him. Fourteen months into his well-deserved
retirement, Mike was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Cancer.
During his battle, his journal entries on Caring Bridge were an inspiration to many and
therapeutic for him. The prognosis was 18 months and he defied the odds and fought it out for
22 months. His outlook and determination never wavered. He was the same person, always
thinking of others first. Mike knew the odds were against him, but he continued to be the
family leader. Settling into a new home with Cindy and seeing his girls in their careers gave him
a final sense of PEACE.