Thomas (Mike) Michael Wren, 75

Thomas (Mike) Michael Wren, 75, of Grangeville, Id, passed away while driving a gravel truck on Joseph Plains near White Bird, Idaho, June 30, 2020.

Mike was born June 26, 1945, in Cottonwood, Idaho, to Cliff and Oda (Yaunt) Wren. He was born the fourth of sixth siblings. He was a lifelong man of the Camas Prairie area. He attended school in Grangeville where he was a standout athlete and scholar. He attended St. Peter and Paul, St Gertrude’s Academy, and graduated from Grangeville high school in 1963.

He always appreciated, his Uncle Dan and Aunt Marge Murphy for welcoming him into their home as one of their own during his somewhat turbulent childhood.
Mike married Mary Ann Earp (Profitt). They had 3 children while living and working on the family farm at Denver, Id. They later divorced. He did a brief stint in the army during Vietnam and returned home to run the family farm.

After brief marriages to Darla Moore and Terri LeTourneau, Mike met and married Jeannette Pingle, in 1984. She stayed by his side through thick and thin until his untimely death.

Throughout his life , he worked for Wrens Prairie Ranches, Boyer Farms in Lapwai, Highland Enterprises in Grangeville, Hygrades Meats in Spokane, Turner Rock Crushing in Grangeville, and lastly for the Doumecq Highway District.

He enjoyed the outdoors, friends, working around his place, and work, in general. Everyone that really knew him, loved him. If you knew his passions and his struggles, you loved all of him. He will be remembered for his kindness, passion, love, intensity, and ability to keep those around him on their toes. He left a memorable impression behind him. He will always be remembered as the tornado he was.

He is proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings Jake (Marianne), Judy (Gary Kuiper), Jeanne (Elmer Zerr), Steve, and Shirley (Steve Crane); his children Travis (Olivia), Dan, and Vickie; his grandkids Tucker, Tyler, Sydney, Logan, Megan, Jake, Troy, and Alexandria. He was blessed with a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A viewing will be held Friday July 10, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. A graveside at Denver Cemetery 4:30 pm and a memorial to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

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  • Kimberly D Bevill says:

    I am so very very sorry. Mike was such a wonderful man. He was and always will be one of my favorite people. Sending lots of hugs

  • Mick Warden says:

    I was truly sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He was a great athlete at Grangeville High School…and upper classman that I admired for his abilities and served as an inspiration to me as I grew up and competed in sports. Mick Warden

  • KJZ says:

    We will miss you little brother!!

  • Paula Kudebeh says:

    Janette and family, So sorry to hear of the circumstances of Mike’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy!! John and Paula Kudebeh

  • Polly Hollandsworth says:

    So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing ~~ All our Sympathy to you and your family ~~ We surely enjoyed Mike over here on our Road District ~~ From Lew & Polly

  • Chuck and Jane Pratt says:

    We are so very sorry. Mike was a wonderful classmate and friend. He really did leave a memorable impression and will be missed. Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you Janette, and all the family.

  • Steve and Margie Pratt says:

    Sincere condolences, Mike was a great guy. sorry for your loss and pain.

  • Linda Junes says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We were in grade school together at St. Peter & Paul for several years. Since there were only eight of us, we were a close knit group & Mike was the one with the most beautiful handwriting of the bunch.

    Linda McGrane Junes

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