Funeral services were held for Michael Ohlrogge age 73 of Ottertail, on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Richville, with Pastor Rod Tornquist officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Carol Tornquist. The pallbearers were Bill Rastedt, Pete Thalmann, Nathan Thalmann, Terry Schiller, Warren Schiller and Tom Schiller. Military Honors were provided by the Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 of New York Mills. Michael was laid to rest in Richville Village Cemetery, Richville. 

Michael John Ohlrogge was born on November 19, 1949, in Perham. His parents were the late Virgil William and Lois Irene (Schumacher) Ohlrogge. Mike attended St. John’s Lutheran Parochial School through the 8th grade and then graduated from the Henning High School with the class of 1968. In his early years Mike enjoyed motorcycling and earned the nickname “Cycle.” He served in the United States Army from July 29, 1969, to March 1, 1971. Mike was stationed in Vietnam where he was assigned to Heavy Vehicle Delivery. After returning to the states Mike dairy farmed with his dad and brothers. 

On December 9, 1978, Mike was united in marriage to Kimberly Schiller at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ottertail. Mike and Kim purchased the family farm, continuing to farm and raise their family. In 1992 they sold the dairy cows raising beef for a few years. In 1996 Mike began driving semi-trucks over the road, until his early retirement in 2005. Mike spent his retirement years doing what he loved to do: watch westerns, feed the squirrels and birds, mow lawn, create things in his machine shed, go hunting and fishing, play cards and talk to Alexa. Almost daily Mike and his dog Sammy would hop in his pickup and go to visit friends. In his earlier years Mike liked to snowmobile and go camping with his family. 

On December 12, 2022, Michael passed away at his home in Ottertail, at 73 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Michael in death were his parents, Virgil and Lois. 

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kimberly; children: Tricia, Nicholas and Chrystal; grandchildren: Kaden and Emilee; brothers: Paul and Monte; other close relatives and a host of friends. 

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Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Service of New York Mills.