Michael "Mike" S. Yates

May 1, 2019
Yates, Michael Crop Newspaper


Memorial Services: 10:30 AM Monday, May 6, 2019 at River's Edge Christian Church, 1247 Cedar Bend St, Waterloo


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


inurnment to take place at a later date


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family


Michael "Mike" S. Yates, 52, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at his home.

Mike was born June 15, 1966, in Waupaca, WI, son of Dan and Patsy Galvin Yates. He graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1984. He married Erin Elisabeth Roe in Las Vegas on July 29, 2004.

He worked as a manager for Heilig-Meyers and was a professional driver for Wonder Bread and Greenline Polymer.

He attended River’s Edge Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family whether it was going to the zoo, playing board games, ball games, or recitals. He also enjoyed playing with his dogs.

Mike is survived by his wife, Erin, a daughter, Emily Yates, and a son, Jack Yates, all of Waterloo; his parents, Dan and Patsy of Waterloo; a sister, Lisa Macs of Austin‚ TX; his maternal grandmother, Mae Galvin of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; and his Australian Shepherd, Bear.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Garold Galvin; his paternal grandparents, William and Lucille Yates; and his retrievers, Jake and Luke.

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  1. Cathy | May 08, 2019

    my condolences to all of you 

    From Cathy (mohler) Soto

    im Curtis Mohlers sister i live ij California now

    Mike was always a fun guy in high school , full of smiles. I remember him from the baseball games

  2. Amy Schafer | May 05, 2019

    Dear Erin, Emily, and Jack--

    We were so very sorry to learn of the passing of your husband/dad, and our hearts are very heavy for all three of you.  We send our love and are keeping you in our prayers.

    Amy, Ben, Margaret, Caroline, and James Schafer

  3. Tyann, Noah, and Henry Rouw | May 05, 2019
    We know Emily from Sturgis Yourh Theatre and areso saddened by the passing of her dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 
  4. Danny Weiss | May 05, 2019
    Erin and Emily, I just learned of your loss. I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was always so nice when we attended church together. I will be praying for you both and the whole family as you mourn and miss him. Danny (and Robin) Weiss
  5. Cathi, Jeff, Danielle, and Jesse Cahn | May 04, 2019
    We just want you to know we are thinking of you all and praying for you in what we know is an unimaginably difficult time. I feel so blessed that I was able to spend some time with Mike and his family over the past few years. We were so close as kids and it was fun to reconnect as adults after not seeing each other much for so long. He was a good man and I know he will be greatly missed by so many. We love you Yates family and pray that you have some comfort in knowing he is at peace and no longer in pain.
  6. Cora Thompson French | May 03, 2019
    Pat and Dan, I am so sorry to hear of your son's death.  My thoughts are with your entire family.  Cora
  7. Team Lincoln | May 03, 2019


    We here at Lincoln are thinking of you and praying for you.  God hears your prayers.  He will give you strength to make it through this.  We are here for you.

  8. Matthew McConaugjy | May 03, 2019

    Erin-  I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a tremendous worker and a better person. I really enjoyed getting to know him during out time at GLP together. He will surely be missed. Our condolences to you and the rest of the family. 


    Matthew, Shawna, and Ainslee McConaughy

  9. Gail Greer | May 02, 2019
    Lisa, sending condolences your way. 
  10. Mike Backen | May 02, 2019
    i will miss him very much at work he was a very nice guy  my condolences to the family 
  11. Pam Gibbons | May 02, 2019
    Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss.  I'm praying for peace for you and your family.  I'm so very sorry.  
  12. Jen Anderson and family | May 01, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your loss.   Wishing you peace to  bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your          hearts.

  13. Kim Staab | May 01, 2019
    so sorry for your families loss thoughts and prayers to you all !!!
  14. Brenda Everman Y | May 01, 2019
    Lisa, i’m so sorry for your loss. Losing my brother as well, i know how tough it is. Prayers to you and your family.   Brenda Joens Everman

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