In Memory – Mike Ley September 29, 1960 – August 24, 2018

In Memory – Mike Ley: September 29, 1960 – August 24, 2018

Michael ‘Mike’ Ley – Washington, MO

Michael ‘Mike’ Ley

Michael Victor Ley, 57, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018. Mike was born on September 29, 1960, to the late Lawrence and Henrietta (nee Marquart) Ley in Washington. Mike enjoyed the hard work it took to make a farm run and when he was finished with a long day of work, he’d relax in his garden late into the evening using his head-lamp to light the way. It was important of him to have lots of fresh produce to share with his family, neighbors, and friends. He enjoyed the peace of nature while fishing for catfish in his lake or hunting deer on a crisp November morning. Mike enjoyed his job at the MFA Co-op where he’d been working for over ten years.

Mike was a loving and dedicated dad, who cherished the time he spent with Meagan and Thomas doing all the things they loved together. During their time in 4-H, he treasured assisting them with their dairy cattle projects and watching them exhibit at the fairs. He was always super proud of Meagan and Thomas and their many accomplishments.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Gildehaus) in Villa Ridge. Interment will follow at the Church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3 until 8 pm on Tuesday, August 28, at Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations are appreciated to New Haven 4-H Club, March of Dimes, St. John the Baptist School or Church, or Masses.

Michael is survived by his two children, Meagan Ley and boyfriend Tyler Gerlemann of New Haven and Thomas Ley of New Haven; Meagan and Thomas’s mother, Susan Ley of New Haven; fourteen siblings, Marilyn and husband Tom Brinker of Washington, Harry of Washington, Carolyn and husband Larry Kemper of Washington, Jerome and wife Mary of Washington, Leonard and wife Marlene of Villa Ridge, Lorraine and husband John Sarantakis of St. Charles, Missouri, Judy and husband Bill Halmich of Washington, Arlene and husband Bill Brueggemann of Washington, Helen and husband Larry Ballmann of Marthasville, Jane and husband Daryl Fleer of Washington, Ann and husband Les Ruether of Villa Ridge, Theresa and husband Mike Kopp of Washington, Larry and wife Laura of Villa Ridge, and Bill and wife Lisa of Washington; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Correspondence may be sent to Meagan & Thomas Ley, 4095 Kopp Lane, Washington, MO 63090