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July 1, 1953 – Sunday, August 31, 2014

Service Information
Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN
Saturday, September 13, 2014
2:30 P.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN
Saturday, September 13, 2014
1-4 P.M.

Michael Paul Riley, age 61, of Elk River passed away Sunday, August 31st, 2014.
He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of Paul & Ellen (Chun) Riley.
Michael was a Pipefitter for Local Union #539 for 40+ years, the last 13 years at the Univ. of Minn.
He grew up in Crystal, MN and graduated from Osseo High School. He was a longtime member of Bootjack Saddle Club, rode Harley Davidson Motorcycles, was a Steve McQueen fan and a union activist as” Calvera”.
Mike was a loyal and generous friend, but the light of his life was his sons Andy and Matthew.
Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ellen Riley and sister Dixie Latu Riley.
Survived by his sons: Andrew M. (Kelli),Evans, Colorado and Matthew P.(Jessica Eleanor), Golden, Colorado and a grandson due in October; sisters Colleen Riley, Corcoran, Ellen (Ron) Miller, Otsego, brother Patrick Riley, St. Michael, Mn.;
Also by his Aunt Kate and MacDiarmid cousins (Minneapolis and Phoenix), Millet cousins (Minneapolis and Colorado), his Hawaii cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial gathering for Michael Riley will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at The Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St., St. Michael from 1:00 – 4:00. Prayer service and testimonials at 2:30.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ted Olmsted

    My heart goes out to all the family.

  2. Richard Lindberg

    My Deepest Sympathy To All The Family

  3. Rick Lindberg

    My Deepest Sympathy to the family

  4. Jean E. Black

    Michael and I became friends at the Steve McQueen Festival in Slater, Mo. I own the newspaper in Slater and I will miss his notes to me when he renewed his paper each year. He will be sadly missed. Jean

  5. James Stanfield

    We will miss Michael and we will miss “Calvera”. He made an impression on this town of Slater, Mo., and it was a good and lasting one.


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