M ichael Aberle, 59, of Grove, Oklahoma formerly of Sabetha, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Mike was born on July 11, 1961 in Sabetha, Kansas, to Eldon and Bonnie (Kelley) Aberle. He attended school in Sabetha where he met his wife, Kelly, and they raised two children, Anna and Brett.
Mike worked for Aberle Ford in Sabetha, Kansas for 23 years. He then became owner and operator of Shangri-La Marina in Monkey Island, Oklahoma for eight years before he retired.
After retirement, Mike enjoyed spending time on Monkey Island in Oklahoma during the spring and summer and in the winter he enjoyed his time in Florida. His sidekicks, Regal and Rosie, were always along for the ride.
Mike loved his family and was happiest when he was surrounded by them. He had many loyal friends, and he loved each one and considered them family. His entertaining energy could fill a room and keep everyone laughing. He found humor in giving his family and friends a special nickname.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Aberle.
Mike is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kelly Aberle; his daughter, Anna Stafford and her husband, Roy Stafford IV of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his son, Brett Aberle and his wife Alyson Aberle of Clearwater, Kansas; his mother, Bonnie Aberle of Sabetha, Kansas; his brother, Scott Aberle and his wife, Laura Aberle and their children, Chad and Lindsey of Sabetha, Kansas.
A Private Family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Mike to Second Chance Pet Rescue, 64301 E. 209 Road Grove, Oklahoma 74344 or to Women's Auxiliary Association of Monkey Island, P.O. Box 450276, Grove, Oklahoma 74345.