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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Mike Linghor
September 9, 1929 - March 14, 2020

Place of Birth: Orrin, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 90

Mike Linghor was born September 9, 1929 on the family farm in Orrin, ND to Nick and Anna (Bachmeier) Linghor. Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Mike passed away peacefully from natural causes at Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, ND on March 14, 2020, after a long and beautiful life.

Mike lived on the family farm until his early twenties. He attended school in Orrin through the 8th grade and helped build the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In 1953, at the height of the Korean War, he was drafted into the United States Army and served overseas as a Combat Engineer. Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned home to North Dakota where he met Georgina (Johnson) of Arnegard. In 1958, they were married in Epiphany Catholic Church in Watford City, ND. To this marriage, six children were born. They lived in Williston, Watford City and Belfield.

Mike worked in the oilfield for 35 years and retired as “Tool Pusher” with Calvert, Bomac and Grace Drilling after the collapse of the first North Dakota oil boom. He spent the rest of his working years doing odd and end jobs to keep busy. The majority of his retirement was spent as his grandchildren’s biggest fan, attending hockey and baseball games, dance and gymnastics, and motor-cross racing.

Mike was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the Good Sam RV Club, and a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 44 years. Mike’s favorite hobbies were playing cards, fishing, camping in his RV, traveling, and gardening. Later in life, his travels consisted of riding around town on his scooter looking for “free” coffee and cookies.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Georgina; daughters, Peggy (Danny) Longstreet of Watertown, SD, Marcy (Kelly) Everson of Williston; sons, Jeffrey (Desri) Linghor of Williston, Craig (Lingling) Linghor of Honolulu, HI, and Wade (Ryan Risher) Linghor of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Linghor of Williston; grandchildren, Eric (Ashley Vollmar) Sandvik, Joshua (Brittany Hilt) Sandvik, Melissa (Tillman) Bauldwin, Nathan (Germaine) Everson, Cory (Megan Dally) Everson, Haley (Brad Bedgood) Everson, Abbey (Dusty) Dahlberg, Allen Linghor, Derrick (Katy) Linghor, Jennifer Everson, Courtney Kartes and Sara Wojcik; sisters; Mary Eva Zettler, Patty Miller, Ester Miller, and 19 great grandchildren: Logan, Camryn, Wyatt, Svea, Oliver, Knox, Bodi, Denley, Holland, Aislynn, Addy, Nora, Emma, Easton, Riley, Elisa, Jace, Logan, Korbin, and honorary pet “Sport”. Plus, multiple nieces, nephews, and many others who called him “dad” or “grandpa”.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Anna; son, Tim; grandsons, Jeremy, Travis and Matthew; sisters, Lena, Gemma, Ida, and Bertha; brother, Jim.

Thank You
The family wants to thank the awesome staff at the Bethel Lutheran Home for their love and care of Mike.

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Jeanne Knudsvig (Williston, North Dakota)
Mar 15, 2020
Marcy & family
So sorry for your loss of you Dad Mike may you keep his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead.. My prayers & thoughts are with all of you...
Sincere sympathy,
mary & gary kleppen (clinton, mo)
Mar 15, 2020
We were so sorry to hear about Mike. He was truly one in a million. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Our heart goes out to all of you.
Jan Williams (Williston )
Mar 15, 2020
Marcy, Jeff and families, my condolences on the loss of your Dad. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Roxie Schmidt (Elkhorn , Nebraska )
Mar 16, 2020
My heart is saddened by the loss of a man I looked to as PaPa Mike. He was a father figure to me and we are blessed to be a part of this Loving and Loyal Family. Our prayers are with all who mourn his loss. Due to our exposure to Corona we won’t be able to attend his funeral. We will however be there in SPIRIT. He will forever be missed. Roxie
Tim Gaudreau (Casper , WY)
Mar 16, 2020
To the Linghor family. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was one of my favorite Toolpusher's during his Bomac Drilling days. Prayers to your family.
Maureen and Larry (Williston)
Mar 16, 2020
Hugs and prayers to the family on the loss of Mike. He was quite a guy and will be missed by many. Always greeting everyone with a smile and maybe throwing in a wise crack or two. Will see you when I get home, Georgie. Until then, cyber hugs.
Shirley Johnson (Wahpeton , ND)
Mar 16, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all the Linghor family.
May God Bless You All and share all those memories to keep Mike in your heart forever..
Rob & Babe Olson (Mesquite, N.V.)
Mar 16, 2020
Georgina, and family, so sorry for your loss, Mike had quite a whit of fun . Thinking of all of you !
Candess Grindeland (Williston, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
Love and prayers for all of you. I will always have a special place in my heart for Mike and all of your family, so many memories I cherish. Loved his sense of humor and his laugh was one of a kind.
Peggy Slough (Williston, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Sherry Wilson (Mandan, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
Georgina and Linghor Family,
It is with a heavy heart that we have to write this message to all of you today.
We cannot begin to even remotely touch on all the memories, stories and love we have shared with Mike and his entire family.
I can hardly remember a time when this man and his family were not a part our life.
We have shared really wonderful moments of laughter and joy and some very sorrowful moments of loss and pain.
Now we again will share with you the pain and loss of your Husband, Father, Pops , Grandpa and Papa Mike.
Until we meet again Mikey, we wish you a beautifully rested and renewed body in our eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
With Love and never ending gratitude to each of you.
May God Bless you all and keep all of our memories of Mike alive!!
Larry, Sherry and Kody

Denise Weyrauch (Ray, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
My sympathy to Georgina and family. Mike was a great guy and fun to visit with. So glad I had the opportunity to know him.
Maeve MacSteves - Bethel (Williston, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
To the Linghor Family
Thank you for sharing Mike & Georgina with us at Bethel. I’ll miss Mike and his cheery hellos and will continue to love and take good care of Georgie. I hope your happy memories will bring you comfort. Love to all.
Becky & Walt Schroeder (Valley City, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
Dear Georgina & family,
So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting you folks with Sandy & Bernie. Mike was a fun character! May God bless you with His Comfort & Peace.
Marla Knaup (Whitewood, SD)
Mar 16, 2020
Peggy and Family,
Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to you all during this time! May God wrap his healing arms around you! May Mikes soul Rest In Peace.
Desiree Badger (Williston, ND)
Mar 16, 2020
To the Linghor family, my sincere condolences. Prayers and hugs, he will be missed for sure but never forgotten.
Wayne and Dian Kemper (Owensville, Missouri)
Mar 16, 2020
Georgina, Marcy and family, We are sending our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all of you. Great to have been your old neighbors.
Mark & Bonny Sandvik (Bryant, South Dakota)
Mar 17, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Mike.
Our Deepest Sypathy.
Roger and Anne Lowers (Williston, ND)
Mar 17, 2020
Georgina and family- Since our granddaughter, Katy, married Mike's grandson, Derrick, we have enjoyed spending holidays and lots of birthday parties with them. There was always lots of food and catching up on each other's happenings. He will be missed. Hugs to Georgina, their children, and the many extended family members.
Brenda Miller (Great Falls, Montana )
Mar 17, 2020
We are saddened by the loss of your dad. Uncle Mike.. Brother Mike. Esther Miller and I want to Express our sympathy for all of you. Also Praying for Georgina in this sad time. Mike will be missed far and wide. Love and hugs to u all. Love Brenda and Esther.
Maxine Jensen (flaherty (Bismarck, ND)
Mar 17, 2020
Dear Georgina and Family
You have had some truly wonderful years together, great memories. These will help you to keep moving on. Now ALL OF YOU can look forward to your reunion in heaven, with All of your loved ones. May God keep blessing each and every one of you. Those of you that I know were always such a pleasure to know.
Marla Knutson, Buddy & Monty Crossfield (Williston & Oklahoma City, ND & OK)
Mar 17, 2020
Georgina & Family- our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May all the wonderful memories you have help thru the days, months and years to come.
Scott Johnson and Family (Madison, Wisconsin)
Mar 17, 2020
To the entire Linghor family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on Mike's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Connie and Dave Cote (Deadwood , SD)
Mar 17, 2020
Praying for all of you with the loss of your Dad. Hold your memories close. Praying for all of you.
So sorry for your loss.
Connie and Dave
Cheryl Simpson (Ray, ND)
Mar 17, 2020
Georgie and family, so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and prayers for you .
Bob and Iola Brown (Alexandria, MN)
Mar 17, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family. It was a pleasure to have known Mike.
Slingsby family (Williston, ND)
Mar 18, 2020
Dear Georgina and Families,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
Hambone (Williston , Nd)
Mar 18, 2020
We will miss Mike
Jim and Loyce Rauser
Mar 18, 2020
Georgina, Jeff and all of Mike's family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your Husband and Father. We are unable to attend the funeral because of Jim's compromised health conditions. Will be thinking of you today and in the days ahead. He was one of a kind. His memory will live on in his wonderful family and the host of friends he had. Friends Jim and Loyce
Norma Lee Miller (Williston, North Dakota)
Mar 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sending my sympathy to your family.
Lorri Hinricksen (Williston, ND)
Mar 18, 2020
I was so sorry to hear Mike had passed away. I became acquainted with him at Bethel. He had such a good sense of humor and always had a smile. May Jesus Christ bless you with His peace and comfort.
Judy Holm (Williston, ND)
Mar 19, 2020
I’m thinking of you Marcy and family. I liked the live stream of the family service as I felt like I was there! It showed how much the family thought of him! Love you all!
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