Michael J. “Mike” Meade, Abilene, Kansas died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Salina, Kansas. Mike was born May 29, 1950 and was a lifelong Abilene resident. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1968 and joined the family business, Meade Battery & Electric Co. Following his father’s death in 1989, Mike continued the business as sole owner, celebrating Meade Battery’s 100th anniversary as a family-owned business in 2017. Mike enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and playing cards with his friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Helen Meade and is survived by his four sisters, Rosie McPartlin, Overland Park, Kansas, Christine Meade, Arlington, Virginia, Kathryn Reber, McPherson, Kansas and Jane Fiene, Overland Park, Kansas; nieces Molly Ainsworth, Callie Reber and Sierra Dancer; nephews Kevin McPartlin, Nick Dancer , John Reber, Joe Reber, Luke Reber, Joe Fiene, Jack Fiene and close friends, Mike and Stacey Lehman of Abilene and his four “adopted” nephews, Blaise, Brock, Brogan and Bentley Lehman.
Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life barbeque at Meade Battery at 315 N. Spruce in Abilene on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Dickinson County Pheasants Forever Chapter or St. Andrew’s Knights of Columbus.