Michael R. Coleman
Mike Coleman
Michael R. Coleman

February 14, 1962 - April 20, 2017
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in DeSoto, IA
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Michael R. Coleman, 55, of DeSoto died at home on April 20, 2017. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Iles Westover Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes followed by burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery.

Mike was born in Des Moines on February 14, 1962 to Burton and Joyce (Soderman) Coleman and grew up in Grimes. He graduated in 1980 from the Dallas Center Grimes High School. He worked as an elevator constructor mechanic in construction, modernization, repair and service and adjusted elevators within the U.S. and worldwide. He was a member of the IUEC Local 33 for over 35 years.

He loved to ride his Harley "Ol' Yeller" and fly his numerous RC helicopters. As a "Gear head" he could fix anything mechanical. He enjoyed playing drums and was in a church worship band. He appreciated the outdoors, spending time deer and pheasant hunting. He faithfully followed racer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Mike will be remembered for his infectious smile and ability to make people laugh.

Mike was devoted to his family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by his partner, Angella Jones; mother, Joyce Coleman; four brothers, Mark (Lori) Hanson, Myron (Misty Schwieso) and Marshall (Valerie) and Matt (Jody) Coleman; ten nieces and nephews and 2 grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Burton; and nephew, Doug Hanson. He was "Cat Daddy" to Lars and Lena.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church
1001 South James Street, P.O. Box 95
Grimes, IA US 50111
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
1:00 PM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
Grimes, IA US 50111
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2:00 PM