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Martha Stangl

Nov 05, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Oskaloosa. Martha Lynn Stangl, infant daughter of Stephen and Leah (Lierman) was born and welcomed into heaven on November 5, 2023, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Leah Stangl of Pella; her sister, Clara Stangl; her grandparents, Chad (Joy) Lierman of Oskaloosa and Laura Stangl of Ida Grove and Mark Stangl of Odebolt, Iowa and her great grandparents, Clifford Walenz of Omaha, NE. , Rhonda Hampton of Story City and Charles (Margo)...Read More

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Lena Patterson

Aug 22, 1930 - Feb 25, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Lena Patterson Oskaloosa. Lena Patterson, 93, of Oskaloosa, died Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. She was born August 22, 1930, in Mahaska County the daughter of Arie and Patrina Boender Vander Linden. She graduated from Lacey High School with the class of 1949. On August 12, 1950, she was united in marriage to Donald M. Patterson in Oskaloosa. To this union three children were born, Barbara, Donald W., and Kenneth. She stayed home to care for her family and home while her children were young, she also spent many hours helping Don on the farm. She later took a job working in food service for the Oskaloosa Community School District. She retired from working there full-time in 1997, but in retirement still enjoyed filling in on days they needed help. In retirement she volunteered for Mahaska Hospice and had been recognized as volunteer of the year a few years ago. She was an active member of the Beacon United Methodist Church where she served in various capacities in leadership and in the kitchen for Vacation Bible School. Lena enjoyed watching college basketball especially during March Madness. She also enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and cooking. Her family includes her three children, Barbara (William) Walter of New Sharon, Donald (Bernice) Patterson of Oskaloosa, and Kenneth Patterson of New Sharon; four grandchildren, Kate (Joe) Aziz, Beth (Danen) Flander, Jason (Traci) Hewitt, and Aaron (Jacque) Patterson; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Wenger of Columbia, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald M. on June 12, 1995; six sisters, Hazel Klein, Cathern DeBooy, Pauline Spain, Wilma VerSteeg, Betty Springer, Bernice Bias, and three sisters in infancy. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Olivia Fabros officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Thursday, February 29, 2024, after 11:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Thursday evening from 6-8 to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to MHP Hospice Serenity House or the D.A.V."

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Donnie Johnston

Feb 10, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

Donnie Johnston, 81, of rural Blakesburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at 4:50 a.m. February 25, 2024 at Serenity House Hospice in Oskaloosa.Donnie was born February 10, 1943 in Sutherland, NE to William E. and Helen Stumpf Johnston. He married Carolyn Smith on September 24, 1962 in Unionville, MO.We are all given a gift from the Lord, Don’s gift was strength. At age 10, his family moved from Nebraska to the farm that he has loved and lived on since then.Donnie was a journeyman carpenter for many years. He owned and operated a concrete construction business and since 2006, he has been a full time farmer. His two true loves were his family and his farms.Surviving is his wife, Carolyn; their children, Laura (Michael) See of Blakesburg, Sherry Johnson of Carmel, IN, Connie (Fred Woodward) Johnston of Altoona and Carol (Randy) Bunnell of Blakesburg; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Johnston, Kathryn Johnston, Sara Hilsabeck, Joshua Luke, Danielle Luke, Brittney Pearson, Meghan Ozinga, Blayne Johnston, Madelyn Johnston, Hannah Shedenhelm, Jessyca Bunnell and Jacob Bunnell; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; siblings, Elaine (Kenny) Yarrington, Betty Trowbridge, LaDonna (Don) Harper and Willene (Garry) Kromminga; sister-in-law, Susan (William) Thomas, many nieces and nephews; a friend and neighbor, Jim Allen.He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donnie E Johnston; a granddaughter Mallory Johnston and her unborn son; a great-grandson, Justice Martin, and siblings, Julia Johnston, LeRoy Johnston and Linda Johnston-Black.His body has been cremated and no services are planned.Memorials may be made to Serenity House Hospice.Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Linda Deeringer

Feb 10, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Linda Deeringer, 78, of Oskaloosa, died Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House. She was born February 10, 1946, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Virginia Hiemstra Baxter. She attended Oskaloosa High School and graduated in the class of 1964. Following graduation, she entered the workforce, initially joining Oskaloosa Foods and later transitioning to Pella Rolscreen (now Pella Corp). After 25\u0026#43; years of service, she retired from Pella Corp. In retirement, she took on a new role as an in-home caregiver for the elderly. She found immense joy in providing care for individuals who were unable to leave their homes. Not only was she an exceptional caregiver, but she also generously extended her help by babysitting for her friends and family. She attended Assembly of God Church in Oskaloosa and was currently attending Rose Hill Community Church. She enjoyed visiting and spending time with her friends as well as a passion for collecting Angels. Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Daniel Deeringer of Long Beach, California, her dog Petey, five nephews: David, Rocky, Roger, Scott, Randy: many great nieces and nephews: two sisters-in-law, Delores Baxter of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Pauline Baxter, of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers: Donald and Larry Baxter. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bates Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Sinnett officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time where the family will be present to greet friends and relatives. The burial will be at Forest Cemetery. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. If you are considering sending a floral tribute, Linda loved bright \u0026amp; colorful flowers."

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Jane Kramer-Herrera

May 06, 1969 - Feb 14, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

Jane Kramer-Herrera, 54, passed away on February 14, 2024, in Oskaloosa, IA.She was born May 6, 1969, in Waterloo, IA., the daughter of Patrick and Rita Juergens Kramer. She married Ernie “Skip” Herrera on December 27, 2003, in Waterloo and they later divorced.Jane graduated from Columbus High School furthering her studies at Hawkeye Community College and Walden University to become a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Education. She worked at the Western Home for 17 years as Director of Nursing. She later became a Nursing Instructor at Kaplan University and Hawkeye Community College. She ended her career as Assistant Professor at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.The bulk of her career was spent working with the elderly, which she had a passion for and attended many of her resident’s funerals.Jane had a big heart and caring spirit. She loved spending time with family and friends and will be dearly missed.She was a huge animal lover. She treasured her dogs Heidi, Pinto Bean, Keela, and cats Coco, and Lightening Bug whom she considered her children.She was an avid reader and loved watching classic movies and traveling.The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude for the skilled, kind and compassionate care at Norhern Mahaska Specialty Care.Jane will be remembered by: her mother, Rita Kramer of Waterloo; two sisters, Sara (Scott) Winke and Mary Pat Kramer of Waterloo; two brothers, Pete (Lori) Kramer of Naperville, IL, and Charlie Kramer of Cedar Falls; four nephews, Tyler (Kristen) Winke of Castle Pines, CO, Ryan (Andrea) Winke of Parker, CO, Nick Kramer of Brooklyn, NY, Aidan Kramer of Hamden, CT; a special friend Dorothy “Dot” Verploegh of Oskaloosa.Preceded in death by: her father, Patrick Kramer; three aunts, Joan (Dick) Ford, Sr. Delores Kramer B.V.M., Lois Wagenknecht; a cousin, Amy Allen.Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, at St. Edward Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church. The Mass will be livestreamed on the parish website www.sted.org. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements.Memorials: may be directed to St. Edward Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.

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Geoffrey Eyler

Jul 12, 1954 - Feb 14, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

Geoffrey Eyler, 69 of Gibson, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Serenity House Hospice in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, February 19, 2024 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer. Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, with the family present from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Mark Mitrisin

May 30, 1957 - Feb 13, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Mark Mitrisin, 66, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at his home in Oskaloosa. He was born May 30, 1957, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Edward and Marjorie (Tucker) Mitrisin. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1976. While in high school he worked at Fareway in Oskaloosa. Following graduation, he took a full-time position and continued to work there for a year. In June of 1977, he went to work at Rolscreen (now Pella Corp.). On July 1, 1978, he was united in marriage to Julie Plate at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa. To this union two daughters were born, Amanda and Sara. In November of 2016, Mark retired from Pella Corp. after 39 and a half years of service. In retirement, he enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events and spending time with his dad Ed on the farm. Mark was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and supporting his children and grandchildren in all their activities. He was a talented cook and looked forward to opportunities to prepare meals for guests. He also enjoyed cheering for the Pittsburg Steelers and watching NASCAR. His family includes his wife of over 45 years, Julie Mitrisin of Oskaloosa; two daughters and their husbands, Amanda and Brian Lemke and Sara and Jim Boender of Oskaloosa; three grandchildren, Aubrey, Kayne, and Xavier; his father, Edward Mitrisin of Oskaloosa; his father and mother in law, John and Margaret Plate of Oskaloosa; Julie’s siblings: Larry and Maracell Plate, David and Cindy Plate and Jim and Krys Plate; brother in law, Larry Van Rossum of Oskaloosa; many nieces and nephews including Jodi (Jason) Haines and Ryan Van Rossum; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Mitrisin; a sister, Sharon Van Rossum; a grandson, Samuel Boender; and many aunts and uncles. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Thursday after 1 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 6-8 Thursday evening. At 8 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Oskaloosa Orchestra Boosters, Oskaloosa Booster Club, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church."

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Gloria Joan Millikin

Sep 21, 1941 - Feb 09, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Gloria Joan Millikin Oskaloosa. Gloria Joan Millikin, 82, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born September 21, 1941, near Ollie, Iowa, the daughter of Ray Karl and Evelyn Naomi Conklin Schwenke. She attended Lancaster Elementary school and went on to graduate from Hedrick High School. On December 11, 1959, she was united in marriage to Gary Millikin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Following their marriage she worked at Killian’s Clothing in Cedar Rapids. After a few years in Cedar Rapids they moved to the Hedrick area to the Millikin family farm. Together Gloria and Gary raised cattle, pigs, and chickens on their family farm. In addition to helping on the farm and caring for her family and home, Gloria found time to take classes at Indian Hills Community College for Accounting and earned her A.A. degree. In 1982, the couple started Osky Cycle on the south side of Oskaloosa. They owned and operated that business for many years and expanded their services to being a U-haul dealer for many years. Following Gary’s death on November 23, 2004, Gloria continued the U-haul business until her ill health forced her to retire. Gloria gave selflessly of her time and talents, she served as a scout leader for her boys, John and Russell and served as a 4-H leader for he daughter Janice’s 4-H groups. She was active in the Hedrick community volunteering at the Hedrick Athletic Association basketball and football games where she served countless bags of popcorn. She was a member of the neighborhood club the Benton Livewires for many years. Gloria was always in the kitchen making something, she enjoyed cooking for her family and community events. Everyone knew if Gloria was in the kitchen they needed to “save room” for dessert to enjoy one of her “County” famous brownies. Her family includes her three children, John (Janessa) Millikin of Hamilton, Iowa, Russell Millikin of Newton, and Janice (Joe) Spitz of Chicago, Illinois; four grandchildren, Jesse Millikin, TJ (Kami) Millikin, Jakob Spitz, and Victoria Spitz; three great grandchildren, Eloise, Calvin, and Clark Millikin. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Gary; her parents; three brothers, Herman, Raymond, Jr. and Charles; and a sister, Gladys Rios. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel with Reverend Molly Goodrich officiating. Cremation will following the funeral ceremony and burial of the urn will be in the Abel Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. A luncheon, and additional fellowship will be held at the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick, Iowa. Family will be present from 11:30 a.m.--3:30 p.m. to share many stories and to celebrate the life of Gloria. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family."

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John Francis Severin

Sep 24, 1943 - Feb 09, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"John Francis Severin, 80, of Oskaloosa, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. He was born September 24, 1943, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the son of Albert Leo and Catherine Rose Hinderks Severin. He graduated from Hecla, South Dakota High School with the class of 1961. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to Minneapolis. While living there, he became friends with a young lady named JoAnn Gervais, who lived in the same apartment building. Their friendship flourished, culminating in their marriage on April 16, 1966, in Minneapolis. Early in their marriage, they relocated to Des Moines and John went to work for Supersweet Feeds doing construction and maintenance work. In 1969 the Des Moines plant closed and they moved to Oskaloosa, and John continued working for Supersweet in their new mill. John was talented and had a keen mind for formulating efficient processes for feed mills. After working for Supersweet, he spent seven months in Turkmenistan building a feed mill. When that project was complete, he returned to Oskaloosa and went back to work in the same building, which was now International Ingredients. John retired from there. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends. When their kids were young, John and JoAnn took the family boating, waterskiing, and camping most weekends, building many fond memories. Additionally, they found joy in supporting the Oskaloosa High School Marching Band, dedicating their time as chaperones, and assisting in the logistics of moving equipment between shows. John loved riding his Gold Wing motorcycle. John was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Oskaloosa American Legion, where he proudly served on the honor guard for many years and dedicated countless hours to putting flags out for veterans on Memorial Day. He and JoAnn relished exploring the globe, with cherished destinations spanning Australia, Alaska, Europe, Switzerland, Canada, and New Zealand among their favorites. In retirement, he applied his mechanical expertise to the restoration of antique tractors, with a special affinity for Case models, amassing a collection of 15 tractors. In addition to collecting and restoring old tractors, he enjoyed going on tractor rides with various groups. His family includes his daughter, Lisa Shaw of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Haley Shaw, Eamon Shaw, Nolan Shaw, and Celia Shaw; two brothers and their wives, Mark and Barbara Severin of Monument, Colorado and Joel and Cathy Severin of Belle Fourche, South Dakota; brothers and sisters in law Dorothy Kendall of Mora, Minnesota, Connie and Jerry Nelson of Mora, Minnesota, Sandra and Robert Treland of Mauston, Wisconsin, Ara Severin of Claremont, California, Melanie Gervais of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Timothy Gervais of Esko, Minnesota, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Severin on August 2, 2018. In addition to JoAnn, John was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda Severin, a brother Paul Severin, sister-in-law Mary Jo Allen, and two-brothers-in-law, Steven Gervais and Alfred Allen. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Graveside Military Honors will be performed by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Friday morning after 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 Friday evening to greet friends and relatives. At 8:00 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Oskaloosa American Legion."

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Lottie “Dolly” E. Dye

Oct 19, 1927 - Feb 09, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Lottie “Dolly” E. Dye, age 96, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House. She was born on October 19, 1927, in Mahaska County, Iowa, the daughter of William C. and Jennie (VanderLinden) Hartman. She attended Oskaloosa High School and graduated in the class of 1945. She was united in marriage to the love of her life Donald D. Dye, on August 3, 1945, in Oskaloosa. To his union were born: Julie, Don, Jr., Lynne, and Kristen. Donald passed away on June 8, 2014. Dolly loved caring for her family. She had a passion for cultivating a loving home. She was a hardworking and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She found joy in cooking, tending to her yard, reading, and supporting her loving husband. Together, she and Don pastored Lower Grove Church and Lancaster Christian Church. She attended Omega Church, and lastly, Calvary Bible Church. Dolly’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and attending church. Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Julie (Ross Knipfer) Montgomery of North English, Iowa; Don Dye, Jr., of Belmond, Iowa; Lynne (Le) Rogers of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and Kristen (Curt) Sarver of Oskaloosa, Iowa: five grandchildren: Julie (Jim) Miller: Cory (Dayna) Sarver; Grant (Jenn) Rogers: Courtney (Brian) DeRonde: and Ryan (Jossy) Rogers: great grandchildren: Riley (Sydney) Miller: Brooklyn (Gunnar) Pearson; Gabi Miller; Audra, Ethan, Brennan, and Quinn Sarver; Bennett (Jaden) Birkner; Ainsley Rogers; M’Lynn, Brady, and Callen DeRonde; Graham and Maeve Rogers; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; a son-in-law, Keith Montgomery; a great granddaughter, Lydia Miller; three brothers: William Jr., Roger, and Jack Hartman; two sisters: Dorothy Warwick and Betty Smith. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church in Oskaloosa, with Reverend Dr. Douglas Smiley officiating. Burial will be at University Park Cemetery in University Park, Iowa. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin on Thursday, February 15, at 11:00 a.m. Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to greet friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Calvary Bible Church."

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Michael Jon Stein

Mar 10, 1947 - Feb 07, 2024

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Oskaloosa, IA

"Michael Jon Stein, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at his home. Michael was born on March 10, 1947, the son of Franklin and Mary (Pfaffenbach) Stein in Webster City, Iowa. He graduated from Webster City High School with the class of 1965. In 1966 he was drafted into the Army and was discharged in 1968. On October 12, 1968, he was united in marriage to Sandra Fortner in Humboldt, Iowa. To this union, three children were born, Todd, Troy, and Travis Michael began his working career at Humboldt Newspaper, he then transferred to the Oskaloosa Herald, as an advertising salesman for five years. Continuing in the path of sales he went and worked at Firestone Tire in Oskaloosa for 20 years. He then went and worked for Pella Corporation and retired in 2010, after 22 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working in his yard and keeping his yard nice. He loved tending to his flower gardens and woodworking. Above all the center of his life was his family. In his retirement he loved to travel and was an avid Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandra Stein, and three children, Todd (Marnie) Stein of Des Moine, IA, Troy (Keely) Stein of Manteca, CA, Travis (Lilian) Stein of Kansas City, MO, 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Trinity, Kyra, Tesia, Kyler, and Tiffany, 8 great- grandchildren, 2 brothers, Dave (Pat) Stein of Dakota City, IA, and Denny Stein of Webster City, IA. Close Friends, Tom and Mary Stepp. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 2pm with Pastor Troy Stein and Pastor Dave Heatherly officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 12pm until service time. As Michael’s wish, his body has been cremated. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the family."

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