Michael Allen Kowtko, Sr.: ‘Quality of Existence’
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Michael Allen Kowtko Sr. went to rest in paradise on July 30th 2016. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way throughout his very memorable life.
Mike’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Mike battled non small cell carcinoma.
He will be missed by so many for his compassion and love that poured out anywhere he went. He spent a large portion of his life as a commercial fisherman and truck driver. He took up many hobbies but his favorite was making knives. He had a strong passion about fishing and would sit out at the bay, lake, or river all day doing so.
Mike is survived by his wife Robin, children Rosann and Brett, Jennifer and Jason, Michael and Giovanna, Jessica and Ben, Tara and many more who called him Dad including his god children. Also Mike is survived by his sisters Sandy, Tina and brother Steve; grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his best friend “Groucho”.
The family would like to thank Holly Vitgenos for her undivided attention and compassionate care all the way to him taking his last breath.
We will be having a Celebration on Life on Sunday August 21st, 2016 @ the Fortuna River Lodge 1PM.