He went on to move to Dickenson N.D. where he started working in the oil field. At the time of his death he was traveling home from his job in Pennsylvania as a driller for Pioneer.
June 18, 2005 he married his best friend and love of his life Teresa Schauble in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kerstin Mykael and Darian Ashley. These three girls were his world and he was a wonderful husband and dad.
Mike was loved and respected by all who knew him with his easy smile, his humor and his desire to always help whomever was in need. His loss will be felt from many who called him friend.
He had a passion for sports, especially for football. He played for a semi-pro football team, the Spokane Nightmares/Cowboys for a couple of years. He loved watching his Broncos play. He also loved to be in the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping.
Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa and daughters, Kerstin and Darian; his father Myron (Kathy) Bishop of Lander, Wyo.; his mother, Debbie Alberts from Texas; brothers, Ryan Bishop, Aaron Bishop, Nathan Bishop, Matthew Bishop, John Alberts, and David Alberts; sisters, Corrie Bishop, Nicole Bishop, Courtney Bishop, Kayla Bishop and Stephanie (Alberts) Johnson; paternal grandmother Gloria Bishop. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Melvin Bishop, and maternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane, Wash. Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. Online condolences may be posted at hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.