Mike Foley Obituary

Mike  Foley
Mike Foley
Mike Foley

May 31, 1963 - June 20, 2020
Born in Parkston, South Dakota
Resided in Dallas Center, Iowa
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Mike passed away at home on June 20, 2020, surrounded by family members. He was born May 31, 1963, in Parkston, SD, to Dennis and Gloria Foley.

He graduated from Centerville School District, Centerville, SD, in 1981. While growing up, he enjoyed farm work and working along side his dad. After graduation, Mike worked in Wall and Keystone, SD, living at the base of Mt. Rushmore before returning to school at Lake Area Vocational Technical Institute in Watertown, SD and graduating with a two-year diploma in Marketing, Management and Sales in 1990. Mike married Tami Van Der Boom on August 11, 1990. The couple moved to Grimes, IA, in September 1990 and Mike worked for Schwan’s Sales Enterprises. The couple moved to Dallas Center in 1998. Mike had other career experiences over the years and for the last 18 years worked as the Property Manager at First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines. As a replacement to working on the farm, Mike also had a lawn care business and took pride in his lawn and the other lawns he took care of.

Mike was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of seven. He always believed he would beat diabetes and did when he received a pancreas transplant in January 2017. He enjoyed a new way of life being diabetes free. Unfortunately, his life was unexpectedly cut short when he was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced form of cancer.

Services will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines, Johnston, IA with a visitation prior beginning at 10:00 am. Another service will be held in Centerville, SD, at the Centerville United Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 2 pm with a visitation one hour prior to services.

A memorial has been established for his daughter’s college fund.

Mike is survived by his wife, Tami and their daughter, Emma; mother and step father, Gloria and Nelson Horstman of Indiantown, FL; step mother, Nadine Foley of Scotland, SD; sister, Janice (Jeff) Nelson of Centerville, SD; brother, Tim (Terri) Foley of Las Vegas, NV; step-siblings Magean (Peter) Fedor of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Randy (Julie) Horstman, Hull, IA; Greg (Dawn) Popma of Yankton, SD, Lynn (Becky) Popma of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dawn (Ed) Kruse of Scotland, SD; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Foley, grandparents, Fred and Loreda (Sis) Foley and George and Irene Baltzer, and uncles Gary Foley and Melvin Haase; aunt, Beverly Boone.

A live stream of the service will be available at www.fbcdsm.org/live-stream

Please contact the church office at (515) 243-8161 to share your intent in attending the services for Mike Foley.




First Baptist Church -- Johnston
8250 NW 62nd Avenue
Johnston, IA US 50131
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church -- Johnston
8250 NW 62nd Avenue
Johnston, IA US 50131
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
11:30 AM
Centerville United Church of Christ
700 Main Street
Centerville, SD US 57014
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:00 PM
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