Michael T. “Sootie” Damjanovich
July 19,1947 May 24, 2021
Michael T. “Sootie” Damjanovich, 73, lifelong resident of Hibbing died Monday, May 24, 2021 at home in Wilpen. He was born July 19, 1947 to Mike and Amelia (Martinez) Damjanovich in Keewatin, MN. After high school, Sootie achieved a two year degree from Itasca Community College. He later was employed with National Steel as a welder, retiring with over 30 years of service.
Sootie was the president of the Warlocks Hibbing Chapter, and a former board member of the Iron Range Racing Association. He loved riding his bike, trapping, fishing, and hunting as some of his favorite pastimes.
He is survived by his children, Mickey Damjanovich, and Marcus (Jennie) Damjanovich, both of Hibbing, his 3 beloved grandchildren, Maximus, Jozie, and Samantha Damjanovich, his great-granddaughter, Zoe, sister, Patricia (Art) Hill, Hibbing, his four nieces, nephews, and his dear friend Denise Vesel of Nashwauk, MN.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cyndi in February of 2017, his parents, Mike and Amelia, and his granddaughter, Amelia Damjanovich.
Funeral services for Sootie will be 12:00 pm, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Matt Maki and Rev. Chris Champion will co-officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm, Friday, June 4, 2021 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. The visitation will then continue one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday. A reception in Sootie’s honor will be held at the Warlock’s Club House in Kelly Lake following the memorial service. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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