On the evening of September 17, 2023, Mike passed away peacefully from Huntington’s Disease (HD). Mike was being visited and comforted by family members at Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming at the time of his passing. Mike was 64 years old.
Mike was born to Charles A. and Freda M. Shobe on August 26, 1959, in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was the youngest of their 8 children.
Mike and his dad moved to Gillette in 1974. It was there he graduated high school, made lifelong friends, and met his future bride, Barbara Larson. Mike and Barb were married on August 29, 1980. They raised two children, Candie and Jonathan. He was a loving husband and father, and was always making sure his family knew that he “loved you more.”
Mike was a man of many talents. He could fix your roof, he could fix your tire, he could fix your car, and he could fix you an omelet. He had many passions and spent his time building model planes and model trains, reading up on World War 2 history, hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
A role Mike took very seriously was the role of “Uncle Mike.” It didn’t matter to him if you were blood or not. There was always an open door, a seat at the kitchen table, or a listening ear for his nieces and nephews.
As his disease progressed, Mike spent his time tending his yard, playing fetch with his beloved Sparky, and as an advocate for HD.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother Freda, his father Charles, and three of his brothers: Art, Jerry, and Harold. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barb, daughter Candie (Kevin) Lanyon, son Jon Shobe, brother Bill (Marse) Shobe, sisters Pat (Robert) Berger, Margie Shobe, and Connie (Wayne) Cundy, grandsons Mitchell, Jacob, Jarrett, and Hayden, 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m., at Legacy Rehabilitation Center.
Condolences may be sent to Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, 1000 S. Douglas Highway, Gillette, Wyoming, 82716, or a donation can be made in Mike’s memory to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.