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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Michael "Mikey" A. Licking
October 25, 1963 - March 6, 2018

Place of Birth: Roswell, New Mexico
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 54

Mike was born October 25, 1963 in Roswell, NM to parents John and Mary Ann (Schear) Melton. Mary Ann married Leonard Licking, who adopted Mike in 1972. Mike started school in Albuquerque, NM until the family moved to Newell, SD where he attended Twilight country school and Newell High school.
In 1979, at the age of 16, Mike left home to work, after a friend said the oilfields of Montana is the place to be. He stayed in Montana for several years before returning to South Dakota working various jobs until returning to Sidney in 2002. After returning to Sidney, Mike worked management jobs at Napa, Eagle Country Ford and Mitchell’s Oilfield. As the Bakken boom began to slow down, he continued in the oil industry as a lease operator for Whiting Petroleum and a consultant with Airswift before being forced into early retirement due to cancer.
In 2015, Mike married Ehlla Tyutyunik and welcomed her son, Mike, as his own.
Mike’s ambitious, witty personality made it hard for him to sit still for very long and always took great pride in his work and gave 100% regardless if he was at work or home, day or night. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends; especially gardening with his wife Ehlla, fishing with his son Mike and participating in fishing tournaments. His heart of gold and contagious laugh drew people to him. Although small in stature, one would never guess it if you were to judge by his big heart he had for others and his willingness to help anyone in need.
In the words of Mike’s favorite movie, Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” No matter what piece of chocolate Mike got, he tackled it with his big heart, great smile and infectious laugh.
Michael Anthony Licking, 54, of Sidney, MT passed away March 6th, 2018 after a 7-month battle with cancer.
Mike is survived by his wife Ehlla and son Mike; his father John Melton; step dad Leonard Licking; step son Tony Turner; and siblings Rebecca (Tony) Ortiz, Erica Toole and James Melton.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Licking, and grandparents Lawrence and Bertha Licking, and Albert and Amanda Schear.


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Mary Norgard (Sidney, MT)
Mar 6, 2018
Hugs and prayers to Mikes family, no more suffering, but gone to soon.
Craig Bartelson (Sidney, Mt)
Mar 7, 2018
So saddened by your leaving us Mike, but relieved that your pain and suffering has ended. You wont be forgotten my friend!
Katie (Sidney, Mt)
Mar 7, 2018
Sorry for your loss prayers
Katie cna
William Sorteberg (Culbertson, mont)
Mar 8, 2018
Mike will be missed. He was a great guy
Gary Baker (Fairview, MT)
Mar 8, 2018
Mikey is like a brother to me and has been for many years.
Still 6 foot tall and bullet proof!
Rest in Peace Brother!
Sheila Olesen (Summerset , SD)
Mar 9, 2018
Mike was an amazing man! He always gave everyone a chance no matter who they were or what others may have told him. Most of the time he was right! Not many people are as kind, nonjudgmental, and sincere as Mike. I’m proud to say I was lucky enough to be a part of his Mitchell’s Pumping family! RIP my friend! Gonna miss you but so glad you are no longer suffering!
Shawn Fasching (Sidney, MT)
Mar 11, 2018
Mike was a great man with a positive attitude that was able to understand not only business but people. He will greatly be missed. Our prayers are with the family.
Tonya & Becca, Dad & Bonnie
Craig & Rita Bartelson
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