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Official Obituary of

Sy/Klopse AKA Michael Mondragon

December 3, 1987 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 36) 36 Years Old

Sy/Klopse Mondragon Obituary

Sy/Klopse AKA Michael Mondragon, 36, left our earthly plane on February 23, 2024. He had a passionate soul and was loved by many. He was a father, son, and a fiercely loyal family member.

Michael was born to Melinda Mondragon in Great Falls, MT on December 3, 1987, however he grew up and became a person in Las Vegas, NV. He grew up closely with his family including his grandparents, Billy Mondragon, and Rosella Mondragon, whom he often called his “Best Friends”. In Vegas he founds his chosen family through music and Juggalos. They created a tight knit community that he continued to hold dear for his entire life. He was a founding member of the rap group WarPaint, making music with WarPaint was everything to him. He could often be heard shouting “WarPaint or die!” His other passions included art, graffiti and growing medical cannabis, he truly had gifts. His artistry shone through in everything he did, he took his hairstyle very seriously and his outfit was always the freshest. He was more punk than the rest of us combined, and he always looked amazing doing it.

Michael’s greatest love was that which he had for his sons. He was incredibly proud of all three of them. He first became a father to Seth Mondragon (17) followed by Kenyth Gasparro (12), later, his third son, Ollivander Mondragon (3) was born. He also loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. He was a beloved uncle to Skylar Mondragon (14), Kolton Mondragon (13), Rosella Mondragon (11), Owyn Gurule (4) and Mila Schabarker (2).

Those of us left behind are at a loss. Sy was a bright light anywhere he went, and his smile was contagious. He lived big and he loved so much bigger! He was incredibly loyal to his family, a defender until the end. He is survived by many, some of them are listed here.

Melinda Mondragon (Mother), Karissa Mondragon (Sister), Steven Mondragon (Brother), Matt West (Brother), Sarah Schabarker (Sister), Katie Howse (Wife), Ollivander Mondragon (Son), Seth Mondragon (Son), Kenyth Gasparro (Son), his grandparents, aunts and uncles and his nieces and nephews.

His surviving WarPaint and Juggalo family include Matt West, Jamie B., WarPaint Sis, The Jew, Chedda B, Majik, Jerry Virtue, Crisco, Jigsaw, Biggz, NoNo and Chef.

Klopse was preceded in death by his brother Dubz, as well as Killa, Izaak and Mario. He mourned them greatly.

Michael will be remembered with love and smiles. The world is left a much quieter and duller place without his huge presence. He had a great conviction that could not be wavered. May we all take notes and carry on.

“Well, it’s a crazy, fucked up world!! And we’re all just barely floating along, waiting for somebody that can walk on water”- Heroin Bob, SLC Punk!

Services will begin on March 9th, 2024, at 3PM in The Little Shell Tribal Event Center. 1529 Stuckey Rd. Great Falls, MT 59404.

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Memorial Service
March 9, 2024

3:00 PM
Little Shell Cultural Center
1529 Stuckey Road
Great Falls, Montana 59401


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