Robert “Mike” Michael Thulin

December 2, 1965 - February 15, 2022
Robert Michael ‘Mike’ Thulin passed away February 15, 2022 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law from complications of leukemia.
Mike was born December 2, 1965 to Tom and Opal (Osborn) Thulin; he later gained a second Father when Opal married Bob Poole.
Mike met the love of his life, Betty Hughes, in June 1988 and after 24 years they finally tied the knot in Las Vegas, Nevada on Betty’s birthday; July 23, 2012. Together they traveled to countless ballgames and car races with their kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews and anywhere else their hearts desired.
Mike was the best husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to so many. Mike loved to watch his kids and grandkids playing sports, riding horses and dirt bikes. He also loved just being near them, watching them grow and teaching them about life and anything else they did or didn’t desire to learn. Mike had a passion for dirt track racing that was second to none and after many years of pit crewing and spectating he finally jumped behind the wheel when he bought a late model in 2020 and spent the summer racing at several area tracks with his nephews. Mike never lost his quest for knowledge and enjoyed sharing it with anyone who was willing to listen.
Mike had a grin that could lighten any mood; he was funny, laid back and sarcastic. He was one of a kind and anyone that knew him will miss his fun-loving spirit.
He was preceded in death by his parents- Tom Thulin and Opal Poole; his wife- Betty Thulin; his son- Justin May and his granddaughter- Gracie Morgan.
He is survived by his children: Kari Mountford of Fairland; Ok, KayCee Thulin of Keller, Texas; and Krystal May of Miami, Ok. His grandchildren: Chance Perry of Oklahoma City, Ok; Casey Perry of Miami, Ok; Julian Mountford of Welch, Ok; Jessie, Jonas and Journey Mountford of Fairland, Ok; Alistair Alegre of Keller Texas; Lexi and Allie Morgan of Wyandotte, Ok; Seth Hayward of Welch, Ok; and Sayler Hayward of Welch, Ok. His father Bob Poole. His siblings: Tommy and Kathy Thulin of Miami, Ok; Terry and Lissa Thulin of Topeka, Kansas; Russell and Rebecca Thulin of Miami, Ok; Joy Jones of Miami, Ok and Doug and Misti Testerman of Quapaw, Ok. Many nieces, nephews’, family and friends whom he loved dearly.
Mikes request was to be cremated but asked that some special friends serve as honorary pallbearers: Marty Randol, Shawn Wilson, Nolen Batie, Mike, Dusty Falcon and Doug Hilburn. He also requested a special prayer be delivered at his services by Dusty Karnes.
There will be a celebration of life for Mike on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Peoria Community Center- 222 E Main Street, Peoria, Oklahoma followed by dinner, family and friends are invited to attend.