Michael "Mick" Larry Wilhelm

Michael "Mick" Larry Wilhelm

9/29/1957 — 2/21/2019

  • Service Date: 4/20/2019

Michael L. “Mick” Wilhelm, son of Les and Lil Wilhelm, began an adventurous journey Sept. 29, 1957, in Dickinson, N.D., only to have the adventure end suddenly in a terrible accident on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Lewiston.

Mick’s tales compare to those of Pecos Bill. He was a true modern-day cowboy with his life’s accomplishments including bull riding, rodeo clown, bull fighter, wilderness hunting guide, horse trainer, cutting horse rider, farrier, carpenter and oil field hand. His hunting and trapping skills were learned from his grandpa, Mickey Transtrom, his twin uncles, Bob and Bill, and older brother Rick.

Living by the Golden Rule, Mick put his family and friends first, filling the elders’ freezers with meat. Mick loved to make his Cowboy Cookies, which were delivered to loved ones near and far. Unexpectedly, little care packages from Uncle Mick would show up at the homes of nieces and nephews. Mick’s artistic talent came to life in his leather work and furniture made from burls and antlers.

On Jan. 17, 2009, Mick married the love of his life, Pam Krigbaum. Having celebrated their 10th anniversary, retirement was providing them with the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Idaho mountains.

Mick’s untimely departure leaves behind his beloved wife, Pam, Lewiston; Pam’s daughter Heidi (Stephen) Tamm, Moscow; three sisters, Rita (Larry) Burr, Halliday, N.D., Roz (Bill )Amerman, Forman, N.D., and Leslie (Ross) Keltner, Cody, Wyo.; and a brother, Robert (Sallie) Wilhelm, Orofino. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rick and Jim. Having never met a stranger, Mick leaves behind a large family connected by blood and an even larger chosen family, many of whom considered him a best friend. His generous heart made life a better place.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home and Crematory. Life celebrations are scheduled for 1 p.m. April 20 at 1838 Burrell Ave., Lewiston, and June 8 in Halliday, N.D.

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Saturday, April 20, 12:00 PM
Additional Details
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home and Crematory. Life celebrations are scheduled for 1 p.m. April 20 at 1838 Burrell Ave., Lewiston, and June 8 in Halliday, N.D.

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