Michael Paul Marotte was born on March 2, 1950 in Seattle, Washington to Loren and Delores (Schmelzer) Marotte. He was raised in Coon Rapids and graduated from Anoka High School. Mike joined the Navy and served in Vietnam. On September 9, 1975 he married LuAnn Cowan and they made their home in Champlin. They moved to a hobby farm in rural Isanti in 1996. Mike recently retired from Pentair in Anoka. He had many interests including motorcycles, playing drums, just sitting by the fire and listening to Classic Country on Sundays. Mike loved living in the country and especially watching his granddaughter, Simone, riding the horses.
Mike is survived by his wife, LuAnn; daughter, Amber Marotte; son, Paul Marotte; granddaughter, Simone; mother, Delores Marotte; aunt, Dorothy Deshayes; his nine brothers and sisters, Kathy, Lori, Debbie, Tim, Pat, Kari, Joe, Michelle and Jennifer; and by many other relatives and friends.