Michael F. Krien

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 22, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Michael (Mike) Krien, age 73, of North Huntingdon.  He died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 surrounded by family.  Mike was born on June 14, 1947, the son of the late Martin F. and Vera M. Krien.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Alison A. Krien.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dana E. Krien of 50 years, his two children, Melissa M. (Donald) Black and Matthew M, Krien, grandchildren, Katie, Ella and Carsten Black, and his brother Dennis (Susan) Krien, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Mike grew up in Clairton, graduated from Clairton High School and attended Duquesne University, prior to  enlisting in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War era.  Mike and his young bride Dana were stationed in England and Biloxi, MS where they had many adventures together, prior to moving to North Huntingdon.  Mike worked for US Steel and retired in 2014.  Mike loved music and everything cars, passions he shared with his daughter Alison.  A self-proclaimed chef, he was always creating new recipes that would end up becoming family favorites.  And there wasn't a November gone by that he wasn't itching to get to hunting camp for a week of card playing and deer hunting with his hunting buddies.  You could also find him at the shooting range with his son, Matt.  Most of all, Mike liked spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his brother Dennis and family and taking care of them in all ways possible, watching his grandkids in all their different endeavors, always their biggest fan, as well as hanging out with Luna, his favorite little shorkie.  Mike will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved him.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Originally published October 22, 2020.

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