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Uncle Mike always had a big smile, a warm hug and a funny story to share. His happiness was contagious and he will be missed by so many! ❤


Posted by: Janet Ramsey - Broomfield, CO - Family   Oct 10, 2020

Mike was a family friend, along with his family, since I was a kid living in Fort Dodge, IA. He was the most outgoing person I've ever known and always wanted to know how you, and your family were doing. He was passionate about his knowledge of feeding of animals, which is widely known. I'm sad for David and Shelly. Mike rest in peace!


Posted by: Rib Schmidt - Ames, IA - Family Friend   Oct 08, 2020

I met Mike in Kansas City Missouri at the Sprint Center.He loved sports and his family. He was a great man! I'm so sorry for the familys loss.


Posted by: Tiffany Wilson - Kansas City, MO   Sep 10, 2020

Mike was a great friend and colleague. I first met Mike in 1986 when I joined the Land O'Lakes Animal Milk sales team. He was a gifted animal scientist who made significant contributions to the dairy industry and in particular to the evolution of the nutrition and management of the pre-weaned calf. It was an honor to work with him from 1986 to the time of his retirement. We worked hard, yet had lots of fun working with the many

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Posted by: Larry Van Roekel - Nerstrand, MN - Coworker   Aug 20, 2020

Mike was such a great friend! Mike called on me for many years while I was at Murphy Farms/Murphy-Brown. We became very good friends over those many years and we shared many a memory together when we were able to connect at the various shows. Mike was always a good conservationist, we would talk about anything and everything, we had passion for livestock of course, and work as well, but most of all he was just a great friend! I

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Posted by: Jeff Hansen - Burgaw, NC - Friend   Aug 16, 2020

During the first half of Mike's time at Land O Lakes I worked with Mike and we're Neighbors at Ft Dodge.We shared a lot of interesting work experiences. We stayed in touch over the years up until COVID stopped our coffee group meeting at North Grand. He always ask are we going to win


Posted by: Ralph Yoder - Ames   Aug 14, 2020

So sorry to hear. Mike was a good friend and brother to me. You have my sincere sympathy. FarmHouse brother living in house with Mike


Posted by: Keith Weber - Charlotte, NC - Classmate   Aug 14, 2020

Dee,
Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I can't put a face to your name but surely
we must have known each other. Mike was my pledge father at Farmhouse.
Be well, be safe, Alan E.


Posted by: ALAN EVERSON - SHARON, NH - Classmate   Aug 14, 2020

I met Mike at Bethesda and we always enjoyed visiting about his days in Stanley, Iowa. He was in 8th grade and his Dad was the superintendent and his mother a teacher there. He had a great memory of his fellow students. We also enjoyed talking about old Iowa State days and Cyclone sports! Never had enough time to solve all the worlds problems. Mike will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.


Posted by: Richard Roepke - Ames, IA - Friend   Aug 13, 2020

My husband Steve and I loved to talk to Mike after services at Bethesda. He was such a Cyclones fan!! He always had a friendly, positive outlook. We were so sorry to hear about his passing. Since the COVID shutdown, we haven't been able to see a lot of people.

With sympathy,
Randi and Steve Peters


Posted by: Randi Peters - Ames, IA - Friend   Aug 13, 2020