Michael J. ‘Mike’ Stearns
Aug. 5, 1949 — Aug. 11, 2017
Michael J. ”Mike” Stearns of Waukesha passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2017, at the age of 68 years. He was born August 5, 1949, in Waukesha, the son of the late Frank J. and Lucille E. (nee Osborne) Stearns.
Mike graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1967. Mike was a hard worker and a valued employee for the City of Waukesha’s Public Works Department retiring in 2012, with over 30 years of service. He was a long time member of the Waukesha Eagle’s Club #453, where he served as past president, sat on several chairs and was a Hall of Fame inductee. Mike was a devoted Brewers fan. He was a true outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing and spending time at his cabin near Crivitz.
Michael is survived by son Frank J. (Kari) Stearns of Sullivan WI, and sisters Jackie (John) Kelsey of Dayton, Ohio and Barbara (Tom) Kostuch of Wittenberg, WI. He is further survived by his aunt Doris Thomas of Racine, and uncle Richard (Sue) Stearns of Racine and by cousins, nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his former wife Nancy Kolstad of Las Vegas, Nev.; companion Carol Etter of Waukesha; beloved friend, Laurie Stoneburner of Green Bay; and by other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home of Waukesha is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.