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Michael Dean Youravish

July 13, 1940 - November 25, 2011

U.S. Veteran
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Michael Dean Youravish, 71, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. He was born in Page, West Virginia to George Joe and Anna Elizebeth (Shyblasky) Youravish.

He graduated from junior high school in West Virginia, and then Cast Technical High School in Detroit. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the war in Vietnam. After eight years, he retired from the military.

He worked as a police sergeant in Gustine, California for 13 years. After that, he moved to Bandon and worked for the county sherrif’s department as an animal control officer. He eventually came to Sweet Home and worked as the center supervisor at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis. He retired six years ago.

Michael was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting an fishing and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by: his wife, Laura Ann Youravish of Sweet Home; sons, Michael David Youravish of Ontario, Steve Anthony Youravish of Sweet Home, and Jim John Youravish of Bandon; brother, Jerry Anthony Youravish of Detroit, Michigan; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.