Michael Steven Wells
December 14, 1955 - February 17, 2022

Michael Steven Wells

12/14/1955 – 2/17/2022

Michael Steven Wells was born to Robert and Marilyn Wells (Hendrix) in Benton Harbor, Michigan on December 14, 1955, and passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022.

Mike leaves behind his devoted wife of 47 years, Barb (Ward), his four children, Karen (James) Turner, Kelley (Mike) Lee, Michael (Lauren) Wells, and Michelle (Mike) Wood, brothers Jim Wells, Doug (Debbie) Wells, and sister, Bonnie Brunson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, brother, Bob, and mother, Marilyn.

He was blessed with 13 amazing grandchildren and 9 adorable great-grandchildren whom he was very proud of and loved so very much. He was an adventurous boy that loved his family, was raised to know God, and enjoyed little league baseball and all things outdoors  early on in his childhood. After high school graduation, he married Barb, and committed to helping her raise her two young daughters, Karen and Kelley. Shortly thereafter, they added  a son, Michael , and another daughter, Michelle, to complete their beautiful young family. Mike had a strong work ethic, was an extremely hard worker,  and rarely ever missed a day of work during his lifetime. He was gainfully employed at Whirlpool for many years, during which he attended Southwestern Michigan Technical College to advance his science and mathematics skills on the job. He later worked in paint technology and precision paint mixing at Rollie Williams Paint Spot in Elkhart, Indiana.

He loved his family dearly and spent many wonderful times together snowmobiling, three wheeling, camping, swimming, dancing, watching movies, bowling,  fishing, hunting, karaoke, playing and coaching softball and baseball, playing horseshoes, washers, shuffleboard, darts, and all of which he was excellent at playing.

In 2005, he and Barb relocated to Zephryhills, Florida, to be near his parents, Bob & Marilyn.

He spent 17 sun-filled years making friends, enjoying time with family, providing professional maintenance, landscaping and carpentry services,  and building many lasting friendships along the way. He was a kindhearted, generous, and friendly man. He will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and friends.


  • Kelley Lee Posted April 20, 2022 3:03 pm

    Dad touched the lives of so many people here on earth. I am sure people can remember what a great soft Ball player he was. He was such a great pitcher and many times played on more than one team. I will always remember his sense of humor and how he loved to joke around and laugh , even up to the night before he passed.

  • Angelien Pruiett Posted April 20, 2022 11:21 pm

    Grandpa… where do I start? You always had such an amazing view on things.. the memories we have at y’all’s house and the wonderful campground here in good ol Michigan .. There is so much I would love to say and talk to you about.. it’s definitely not goodbye, it’s see you later! We love you! May you Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

  • Jimbo Posted April 22, 2022 7:00 am

    Uncle Mike – I have had some special memories over the years with you. My very first deer hunting season, taught me how to fish when I was young, the fun times in the back yard riding mini-bikes and snowmobiles, the softball weekends, and the love you had for SciFi movies. We had a lot of special times when I was a child, and when I was an adult the love you and Aunt Barb have had for me and my family when we visited Florida. You left too soon but you are in the presence of our great Lord and your Parents and family in heaven. You will be missed and will always be loved. ❤️🙏❤️

  • Barbie Wells Posted April 25, 2022 9:41 pm


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