Michael David Lincoln, 64

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Michael David Lincoln came into this world on February 13, 1958 in Williston ND ready to explore everything it had to offer. Mike had a spirit of adventure. As a child he loved to take things apart and figure out what made them work. It was a little later in life that he also learned it was just as much fun to put it back together, and he was very good at it.

At the age of two, Mike was joined by his best friend and brother Mark. The two enjoyed many exploits together. They loved to fish and hunt and camp. The only rule Mike had was not to make a mess in his boat.

Upon graduating high school in 1976, Mike joined the U.S. Army. Here those years of taking things apart and putting them back together paid off. Mike was recognized for his attention to detail, indefatigable efforts, and technical expertise. He was stationed in Frankfurt, West Germany for two years, six months and six days. While there he learned to speak and little German and an appreciation of warm German beer. Mark visited his brother in Germany and the two continued their adventures across Germany, Switzerland, and France.

Upon returning to the States, Mike did some carpentry, construction and truck driving work before deciding to go the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota. There he earned his degree in Electrical Technology. Mike worked as an electrician in North Dakota until 1988 when he started his career as an electrician for Montana Power in Colstrip, MT. Mike continued working there through the many changes that took place at the power plants until his retirement in 2020.

Mike never lost his love of the outdoors. He was a selftaught fly fisherman. He also picked up a love of bridge, cooking and gardening along the way.

Mike had a heart as big as he was tall. He was captivated by the simple joy of holding his niece Cortney, and loved to assist his niece Rachel in “walking” on the ceiling of grandma’s home. Our son, brother, uncle, coconspirator and friend left this world too early on the morning of August 9. He leaves a big hole in our hearts where the sound of his laughter should be.

Mike was predeceased by his grandparents, Lillian and Leslie Lincoln, Frank and Minerva Faust, uncle Richard Lincoln, and his father Cecil Lincoln. Mike is survived by his mother Sharon Lincoln, brother Mark (Heather), sister Teri Lincoln (Johnny); nieces Rachel and Cortney McSherry; and stepchild Eli, Robbie and Paige.

Funeral services will be held at the Stevenson Funeral Home September 3rd at 1pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or the Power of Abundant Recovery.