Michael Edward Colgrove, 81, Osage, MN passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at his home. He was born January 28, 1940, in Park Rapids, MN to Theodore “Ted” and Mary Colgrove, and grew up in the Ponsford/Osage, MN area. He graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1958. He attended Bemidji State College and participated in the ROTC program.

   He was united in marriage to AnnMarie Miller from Remer on October 16, 1965. They had three children. After Ann’s passing, he was united in marriage to Jill Kaufenberg in 2004.

   Mick served in the Army National Guard, where he advanced to Second Lieutenant. His favorite off-duty activity was going flying with a pilot friend. Mick learned to fly in Grand Rapids and was hired by Northwest Airlines in 1965, became Captain Colgrove three years later and retired in 1998, having flown routes to Asia, Europe, and Australia.

   Mick flew a variety of aircraft for NWA ending with the 747-400 and was offered to base in Alaska in 1991. He and Ann happily moved to Alaska where they purchased a Cessna on floats, leading to many flying and fishing adventures not only for he and Ann, but for the hundreds of friends and family who came to visit. Eventually selling the plane, he bought a fishing boat suitable for the Alaskan sea waters and continued his joy of showing friends and family the joys of fishing halibut and salmon. Mick loved Alaska! Mick also enjoyed fixing and restoring old cars, “hot rods”, and racing them as a young man.

   Mick was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Faith Lutheran Church in Homer, AK , and served on the Osage Lion’s Club.

   Mick was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Mary Colgrove and his first wife Annmarie Miller. Mick is survived by his wife Jill of Osage and her family, his son Christopher of Osage, and Carin (Mike Arvik) and Jody (Shawn) Larson of Park Rapids, five grandchildren, three sisters and their families—Joyce (Lyle) Mitchell of Park Rapids, Janet (Jerry) Carpenter of Longville and Gloria Lindberg of Longville, as well as Ann’s brother, Wayne Miller and his family of Remer.

   Funeral services were held for Mick at St. John’s Lutheran Church on September 2, 2021, with interment at Riverside Cemetery in Osage, MN.