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Nathan "Nate" Joseph Michel

Nathan "Nate" Joseph Michel, age 63, of Coulee Dam, Washington, passed away in Spokane, Washington, the morning of Friday, November 26, 2021. Born Tuesday, November 18, 1958 in Omak, Washington to Lawrence V. and Lenora Wallahee-Michel, Nate attended Omak High School, where he competed in Track, Football and Boxing.

A proud member of the Yakama Nation, Nate was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Mission in Omak, Washington. He was well known as an employee of the Nespelem Trading Post and later served as a laborer for the Colville Tribe. In his younger years Nate enjoyed participating in rodeo events and his lifelong love of the outdoors included hiking, fishing and hunting.

Predeceased by both of his parents; brother: Vernon Michel and sister: Roxanne Michel; Nathan's lives on through his children: Virgil Michel (Joclyn), Octave Gendron, Bailey Hickson (Brian), Edward Frank, Keyana Gendron and Jessica Andrews; grandchildren: Nathan BigSmoke, Simon Gendron, Phoebe Gendron, Onix Michel, Kiona Michel, Sedeaju Michel, Lahalee Michel, Julia Andrews, Terrance Jim, Danielle Elwell and Danielle Graves; siblings: Denise George ("Snoopy"), Berni Michel, Wade Michel (Cheryl), Bruce Michel (Ivy) and Mike Harry; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Nathan's services are as follows: Dressing 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, WA; Community Rosary: 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Nespelem Community Center; Funeral Service: 10:00am, Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Nespelem Community Center; with burial to follow at the Michel Family Cemetery in Omak, WA.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be serving Nathan's family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Michel family.


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