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.