Michael Parsons — Rochester

Michael Parsons, 31, of Rochester, passed away at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Campus due to complications of diabetes on Sept. 29, 2015.

Michael Allen Parsons was born on March 5, 1984, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, to Donald and Tamra Parsons. He grew up in a military family, attending school in Colorado, Germany, North Dakota, Alaska and Minnesota. He married Natasha Reid, and they were later divorced. At the time he passed, his significant other, Cassandra Craig, survives.

Michael worked at Toys R Us and Games by James in Rochester. He was passionate about being with others, and always enjoyed a good time with family and friends. He was extremely creative and excelled in music and art, including painting, pottery, jewelry and metal work.

Michael is survived by his significant other, Cassandra; his son, Dalan of Provo, Utah; his parents; a brother, Robert (Kandi) Parsons of Eagle River, Ark.; his paternal grandfather, Lyle Parsons of St. Charles; a nephew, Gabriel Parsons; a niece, Reyma Davenport; and numerous extended relatives.

He is preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Dorothy Parsons; a maternal grandfather, Gordon Mollenhauer; and grandmother, Verna Mollenhauer.

A memorial service for Michael will be on Monday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial of Michael's ashes will be in the Saratoga, Minn., cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.