February 10, 1956 - October 25, 2014
Mike Starcevich of Powell, WY, died on October 25, 2014 at his home. He was born February 10, 1956, to David and Shirley (Casey) Starcevich in Butte, Montana. He had many fond memories of his growing up years in Butte, which always held a special place in his heart. He graduated from Butte Central High in 1974. After earning a bachelorâ€™s degree from Eastern Montana â€”Billings in 1979, he began his teaching career at his old stomping grounds, Butte Central, where he taught high school English for several years.
In 1985 he moved to Powell, Wyoming, where he spent 28 years as a middle and high school librarian. During this time he pursued a masterâ€™s degree from Grand Canyon University. He was a much-loved and respected teacher and friend to many colleagues and hundreds of students that he impacted over the years.
In 1991 Mike married Angela Novakovich in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This little town has never recovered from the hordes of Butte people who descended from up north for a celebration that is fondly remembered at family gatherings to this day! Mike and Angela settled in Powell where they raised their family. David was born in 1992 and Mikala in 1994. Many happy years were spent camping, fishing, and supporting his childrenâ€™s activities. He also enjoyed reading and playing handball.
Mike was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife, Angela, of Powell, along with his children, David and Mikala. He is also survived by his brothers Dave (Marilyn), Tom, and Pat, and sister Lori (Dave) Cerise, all of Butte. His faithful companion, Kipper, will miss him greatly.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at Powell High School. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Butte. A fellowship gathering will be held on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the McQueen Club in Butte. Memorials may be made in his name to Northwest College- General Scholarship Fund.
Mike was a devoted family man. He always greeted people with a smile and a â€œgood morningâ€ no matter the time of day. He was a special educator who made a huge impact on his students and truly loved all who passed his way.