Michael McAtee

Michael Charles McAtee “Crazy Mike” was born on April 11, 1962 in Davenport, Iowa. He grew up in Rippey and graduated from East Greene High School in 1981.

Mike loved helping others any way he could. He was a jack of all trades. Mike enjoyed wrenching on cars, admiring cars, and listening to all types of music, working with horses, gambling a little, and spending time with his family. Mike was the most selfless man anyone ever met, he would give when he had nothing to give.

He left this world too soon on March 5, 2024 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, after losing his battle to cancer, at the age of 61.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Martha Ann McAtee and James Henry McAtee. He will be dearly missed by his four daughters: Amanda Kelly of Minnesota, Krystal Dzuris (Lance) of Churdan, Lisa Hick (Haven) of Pella, and Michelle McAtee of Grand Junction; son James McAtee of Grand Junction; son-in-law Josh Kelly of Jefferson; seven grandchildren: Henry Hick (Charlize), Haleigh Dzuris (Markus), Brayden Hick, Chloe Dzuris, Charlie Hick, Abbie McAtee, and Nevaeh Kelly; Three sisters: Laura Littell (John) of Doniphan, Missouri, Jamie Boateng of Des Moines, and Chris Schultze (Jeff) of Scranton; brother Danny Walsh (Carla) of Azle, Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life was held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at the Grand Junction Community Center. Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of these arrangements.

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