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Mike Dell Edmundson, age 49, of Cottage Grove, unexpectedly passed away on June 20, 2020. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Phyllis Severson and grandfather, Dell Jr. Edmundson. Mike is survived by the love of his life and soulmate, Lisa; his son, Steven Matheny; parents, Deborah and John; brother, Rich (Lori); sister, Kris Stein; four nieces (Jayden, Maya, Abbey, and Adyson), two nephews (Owen and Kiylan) and 2 dogs.
Mike was a gentle giant who left an impact on everyone who was lucky enough to meet him. In addition to the devotion he showed for his family and friends, he had a passion for comics, superhero’s, Disney and the entire popular culture. In many ways he spent his life striving to be like those same characters he loved so much. He was kind-hearted and always had time for anyone and everyone who needed anything. He was outgoing and would greet a stranger with an exuberance that would make you feel like you had been friends forever. He was passionate and would draw you in with his stories, jokes, and excitement. He genuinely cared about and believed in people and would go to the ends of the world for his family and friends. The world was a better place with him in it and we should all strive to be a bit more like him.
There will be a Celebration of Life 4-7 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Memorials preferred; donations will be given to Midwest Comic Book Fans- MCBF in Mike’s name. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family would like to encourage all to come and visit, however, be aware that only 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any given time. Please don’t let this stop you from coming to celebrate his life with us, and don’t worry about dressing up. Be comfortable. Throw on some jeans, wear your best Batman shirt. You know Mike would.
To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.