Mike was born Nov. 10, 1969 to Mike and Cynthia Blackledge in Minneapolis. He grew up in Cedar, Minn. and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1988. Mike was a fierce competitor and loved playing hockey, cards, hunting at the shack, and fishing; he loved to be outdoors. Mike married Tammy Dehn in 1995 and they had two daughters together, Kailee and Kelsee. They made their home in Princeton, Minn. Mike was a hard worker, and spent his days farming and truck driving.
He had a big heart, and loved his friends and family dearly. His infectious smile and personality were as loud as his voice.
Mike was proceeded in death by his father Mike, and beloved daughter Kelsee. He will be greatly missed by his wife Tammy, daughter Kailee, brother Jeff Blackledge (Crystal), mom Cindy Nelson (Tony) and many close friends and relatives.