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“mike and i go back a long ways grew together and went school together had some great times ill miss him greatly rip my friend ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: john lucky - IA

“Just learning of Mikes passing, I send my payers to the family.. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Anderson - California, MD

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and be with you in your time of sorrow. You have our sincere sympathy. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Russell and Kathi Arrcher - IA

“To Mike's family and Mark and Teri and family. I am sending my condolences to all of you. I pray that Mike is at peace and may God wrap you in His...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Alice lewis - Red Oak, IA

“Praying for friends and family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Tricia (Patty Scanlan) Gilmore - WA

“I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you all. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Clarissa Newlon - Red Oak, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Marilyn and Kelvin Wenberg ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Wenberg - Stanton, IA

“I just want you to know that you're in our prayers. Kelly ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Scott & Kelly Oakleaf - Elliott, IA

“You and your family are in my prayers, God Bless, Ruth ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Ruth Beals - Maineville, OH

“Connie and family, So sorry to hear about your loss, may God help you to find comfort in the memories you have. God Bless!! ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Rhonda Oakleaf - Red Oak, IA

“Sending our thoughts and prayer's to all of Mike's family, and to Mark we are so very sorry, we will remember Mike's smile and his laughter! ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Ron & Glenda - Kimberling City, MO

“I enjoyed babysitting you as a very little boy. God Bless your Family. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Brian & Deanna Eastman - Onawa, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Things move to fast & in too many directions. I think I've seen Mike two or three times since Rick's funeral but I have GREAT...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Calvin Haley - Clarinda, IA

“My thoughts & Prayers to Trevor & all of the Scanlan families during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your loving memories of Mike. God...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Sundberg - Durham, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Deb Black Grooms - Pleasant Hill, IA

“My deepest condolences the the Scanlan family. God Bless you all. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: David Sparks - Philadelphia, PA

“sorry to hear of michaels death,he was are neighbor and a good friend. may he be with god now and be in peace, god bless him and his family..... ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: madden family - red oak, IA

“Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Michael & Sherry Syverson - AL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mark. I know you loved your brother dearly. He's at rest now and you will see him again. Let me know if you need...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Shari Eshelman Woods - Red Oak, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I remember our Junior High and High School years...and Mike's smile!!! My prayers go out to his family,...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa (Geer) Conry - Harlan, IA

“Aunt Connie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you at this sad time. Love you. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Sparr - Essex, IA

“I have a lot of great memories with Mike. My deepest sympathies to his family. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mark Carlson - Stanton, IA

“even in the crappiest of circumstances,Michael always found humor...i will always remember helping Mike put a transmission in his pickup...you had a...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Tollefson - omaha, NE

“So sad to hear this news. Mark and family sending prayers to you. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Cross - Red Oak, IA

“Thinking of you trevor, and to all Mike's family, sorry for your loss. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Skidmore - Chehalis, WA

“I am so sorry to hear of mikes passing. he was a good friend and lived life on his own terms. he will be saddly missed by many.see you on the other...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Rickey Smith - Villisca, IA


Michael J. Scanlan, the son of John T. and Connie R. (Hoyt) Scanlan was born February 4, 1961 in Atlantic, Iowa. He passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 28 days. Michael was raised in Red Oak, graduating with the Red Oak High School class of 1980. Following graduation, he worked at Eveready Battery Company in Red Oak before moving to Shenandoah, and then Boston, MA where he worked construction. After returning back to Red Oak, Michael was united in marriage on February 4, 1994 to Theresa J. Mutchler in Red Oak. Michael was a hard worker and at different times worked several jobs. He'd worked for Larson Plumbing, Red Oak Die Casting, Inman Primary School, Super 8, City View and Valley View Apartments and for the city of Red Oak with the cemetery department. He enjoyed drawing and was a fine artist. Michael loved his family and grandchildren dearly. Michael was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and best friend, Rick Mutchler. Michael is survived by his wife, Theresa J. Scanlan of Red Oak, IA; three children: Trevor Scanlan and fiancée Jessica of Shenandoah, IA; Sunshine Radcliff and fiancé Richard Delgado of Red Oak, IA; and Michael "P.J." Scanlan of Red Oak, IA; five grandchildren: Alex, Emilie, Daniel, Christopher and Tyler; mother, Connie Sparr of Red Oak, IA; father, John Scanlan and wife Pat of Kerrville, TX; two brothers: Larry Scanlan of Omaha, NE; and Michael's twin brother, Mark Scanlan and wife Teri of Red Oak, IA; mother-in-law, Norma Tichy of Red Oak, IA; brothers-in-law: Jeff Mutchler and wife Loraine of Redding, CA; and Tim Tichy and wife Angie of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and friends. May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church, Red Oak Rev. JoAnn Thomas, Officiating Viewing and Visitation with the family present on Tuesday evening, November 6 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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