Michael Ryan Routh, 18, of Kooskia passed away, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 as a result of an auto accident, just hours after welcoming his newborn daughter, Addison Jo, into the world.
He was born April 29, 2000, to Dustin Routh and Ellie Jo Hartman. Michael attended Clearwater Valley Schools. While attending school he participated in baseball, football, and was also involved with the Kooskia Saddliers.
Michael lived to snowmobile, chase cows, horn hunt, and run dogs with his buddies. He took the initiative to pursue a career in the logging industry at a very young age. Michael’s dedication to hard work was second to none, especially when it came to providing for his young family.
Michael is survived by his daughter Addison Jo, girlfriend Emilie Anttila, father Dustin (Jennifer) Routh, stepfather Cole McPherson, brothers Ethan and Austin, sister Darla Jo, stepbrother Christian, stepsister Madison, grandfather Bob (Arlene) Routh, grandmother Madelon (Jim) Gribble, grandfather Jim (Selena) Hartman, and uncle Jimmy Hartman.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Ellie Jo, his grandmother, Pam Hartman, grandfather Shan Caren, and his uncle Dean Nelson.
Services will be held at the CVHS gymnasium at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. A potluck will follow immediately at the Kooskia City Park. Please bring chairs.
Michael will be laid to rest beside his mother at the family farm at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, there is an account at Freedom Northwest Credit Union to help support his daughter, Addison Jo, and his girlfriend, Emilie Anttila.
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com.