Michael Dwayne Kagee, 60, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2018. Michael was born on December 22, 1957 in Lebanon, Oregon. He recently moved to the San Tan Valley, but lived most of his life in Alaska. Michael was an avid outdoorsman, whom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and beloved boxers.
He was a loving husband, a father and son, a devoted family man as well as a United States Navy Veteran. He served ten years in the military, four years stationed on the U.S.S. Simon Lake during his tour of duty; it was at that time he fell in love with ships and boats. After he was honorably discharged, he spent six years as a Navy Reservist.
Michael’s special talent and passion was repairing and restoring wooden boats. He eventually achieved the title of Master Shipwright. His dedication to this passion made him a favorite among the townspeople of Wrangell, Alaska where he spent many years repairing and maintaining the fishing fleets.
Michael is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cheryl; two sons, Trevor Kagee of Juneau, Alaska and Travis Hooker of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Megan Hooker of Denver, Colorado; two stepsons, Adam (Amelia) Howard of Michigan, and Dustin (Vanessa) Howard of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Faith, Elijah, Levi, Brock, Hendrick, and Vaughn; parents, Larraine and Ronald Kagee of Wrangell, Alaska; and three siblings, Sherry Sambito, Keith Kagee and Richard Burr. Michael was preceded in death by his son, Michael Kagee, Jr. of Wrangell, Alaska.
A memorial service will be held on May 10th at 10:30 AM (requested arrival time 10:15 AM) at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, Arizona 85024. A reception is planned immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: DVFARM.ORG or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/851837395026521/10204493109845305/