Michael Steven Mead

Michael Steven Mead

Birth
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Dec 2018 (aged 65)
Burial Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 195411794 · View Source
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Michael Steven Mead, 65 of Lakeville, Minnesota, formerly of Elkton, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Mike was born March 3, 1953 in Adams, Minnesota to Robert and Bernice (Foster) Mead. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1971. Mike married Françoise Berney in 2003 and they later divorced.

Mike was a small town farm kid from Elkton, Minnesota, but followed his dreams and never lost his love for life. He loved the outdoors where he liked to hunt, fish and garden. He was an avid reader and wood worker. He liked to go to antique stores and garage sales and was a collector of old stuff. He loved to travel and enjoyed skiing in Austria and Colorado. Mike loved his family and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a mentor to all, sharing his knowledge about his job, hunting and how to work on things around the house. He adored his dogs Mickey, Izzy and Millie.

As a young man, he worked as a farm hand for local farmers in the Elkton and Grand Meadow areas. He also worked at the Grand Meadow Grain Elevator and the Rochester Silo Company. Mike was an iron worker for over 30 years and travelled all over the United States with his job in a foreman and supervisory role, working on major projects with Harmon and Enclos. His jobs took him to Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Washington D.C., the Federal Reserve Building in Minneapolis, and the Mayo Medical Buildings in Rochester. Mike enjoyed and was greatly respected as an instructor of Safety and Iron Working Basics to adults at the Local 512 Iron Workers School in St. Paul/Minneapolis. He retired as the Safety/OSHA manager with Enclos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bernice Mead; nephew, Nathan Thome and brother-in-law, Darrell Day.

Mike is survived by his siblings: Linda Day, Austin, Minnesota, Sharon (Rob) Reller, Oakdale, Minnesota, Sandra Mead, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Richard Mead, Austin, Minnesota, Robert (Vickie) Mead, Elkton, Minnesota, Suzanne (Steve) Eastman, Austin, Minnesota, Cheryl (Pete) Thome, Osage, Iowa, Christine Mead, Austin, Minnesota, Paul Mead, Rochester, Minnesota, Joann Klingerman, Rose Creek, Minnesota, and Jeffrey Mead, Austin, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; his former wife: Françoise Berney-Mead, Lakeville, Minnesota; step children: Stephanie (Chad) Hoffman, Lakeville, Minnesota, Zachary Corcoran, Hampton, Minnesota; and step grandchildren: Parker and Bentley Hoffman, Lakeville, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22nd at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin, Minnesota with Frank Krahn officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Obituary and photo from Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 17 Dec 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 195411794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Steven Mead (3 Mar 1953–15 Dec 2018), Find a Grave Memorial no. 195411794, citing Grand Meadow Cemetery, Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .