Michael E Mader

Michael E Mader, 62, Gardner, Kansas passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at home.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Community Foursquare Church, 119 E 9th, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Memorial contributions may be made to House of Hope, 7044 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66204 or Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, PO Box 71, Garnett, KS 66032.

Mike was born October 22, 1951 in Paola, Kansas.  He honorably served in US Army.  Mike worked for United States Postal Service and used entrepreneurial spirit with the founding of MGM Flatwork and 7th Street Motocross.  Mike will be remembered for his teaching bible study at Johnson County Correctional Facility, ping pong, playing pitch, bicycling and body building.

He was preceded in death by; parents, Carl “Stub” Mader & Florence (Volz) (Mader) Justice; and nephew, Christopher Chitwood. Survivors include; wife, Kaylene, Gardner, KS; step father, Luther Justice, Garnett, Kansas; brother & sister in law; Tom & Cyndi Mader, Edgerton, Kansas; sisters & brothers in law, Vickie & Tom Guilfoyle, Parker, Kansas, Helen & Mike Norman, Garnett, Kansas, Angie & Gary Chitwood, Garnett, Kansas, Jeanine & Dan Stifter, Greeley, Kansas; many nieces & nephews; step brother & sister in law, Charles & Sharon Justice, Platte City, Missouri; step children, Nickey Hicks, Michael & Adrienne Hicks, Craig & Christy Sanders, Todd & Durae Welch, Ray Hicks; and twelve grandchildren. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 7700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 816-313-1677)


  1. Gary and Rosemary Turner on January 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  2. Linda and John Scaife on January 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    May God give you His endless love and compassion during this time of extreme loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kaylene and all of Michael’s family.

  3. Kate (Hermreck) Phillips on January 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Jeanine, Helen and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing a loved one so dear is very hard. You all in my prayers. May God Bless and comfort all of you during this time. Kate Phillips, Fort Scott

  4. cheryl lambert on January 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Draw near to the Lord in your sorrow.
    He cares for you.
    One day the Lord will make all things new. Revelation 21:1,4.
    My deepest sympathy, Cheryl Lambert

  5. Alan Mader on January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I remember mike as one of the most fun loving guys I have ever met. There were time he really went full tilt at everything he did.
    I’ll always remember him as a great friend and cousin.

  6. Jerry Wilkinson on January 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I worked with Mike briefly at USPS. I was a mail handler working the night shift. I got to go with him a few times to unload a trucks at the branches. He had an infectious smile. He was always a great encourager every time I saw him. I pray God’s great comfort over those he left behind.

  7. Mike & Sue Zentner on January 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Sometimes…we struggle to find the right words to say to the family. And the truth is, there are none. The pain is deep and your sorrow is deeper. But Mike gave his family the best gift ever. By the life he led, the commitment he gave, he knew who he wanted to share eternity with. May your family be strong and know that alot of people lift you up in prayer.

  8. Niki Hart on June 28, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I had great friendship with Michael when He began his journey to know God l was so happy when he found Christ & it makes me so very happy to know without doubt Michael is now resting sheltered in the Arms of His Father God. I’m so glad Mike found love and a family my condolences to you May God’s comfort and peace and your wonderful memories always be in your heart until you all are able to reunite with Michael in GODS ETERNITY….love you Michael?

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