Michael D. Verhage

March 5, 1963May 6, 2014
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Michael Duane Verhage, 51, Shawnee, KS, passed away May 6, 2014 at home. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Friday, May 9 at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10 at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. Burial will follow at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in Shawnee, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice or to the American Cancer Society . Mike was born March 5, 1963 in Leon, IA, to parents Jack and Retha (Houk) Verhage. After his education, Mike traveled extensively and especially enjoyed spending time in Colorado and Alaska. Mike's mechanical talents were extraordinary. There was nothing he couldn't fix, repair or fabricate. He excelled in restoring old and damaged vehicles. He liked hot, fast cars which he enjoyed racing. Mike built a turbo-charged dune buggy which provided many hours of adventure in some rough terrain. The camaraderie of friends with like interests was very important to Mike. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; and a special friend, Marcia Bernard. Mike is survived by: his mother, Retha Verhage; special friend, Jim Fisher; step-brother, Terry; step- sisters Gayle and Karen; many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. His beloved dogs Bear, Harley, and Lexi will miss their faithful Mike. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care of Kansas City Hospice.



  • Visitation Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 10, 2014


  • Burial

Michael D. Verhage

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July 28, 2015

Mike was my good friend thru school and i was glad to see him again in 2011 after many yrs.... RIP mikey.... sad.

John & Linda Rippetoe

May 22, 2014


May wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

May 9, 2014

Retha, You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Mahoney Family

Terry Verhage

May 8, 2014

Mike was a good man. My love and sympathy to all.

May 8, 2014

Mike was a guy that loved adventures and now he is enjoying his new heavenly adventure--sending love to Retha, McKinley Family

aubry,peggy walcott

May 8, 2014

Mike was a great man and v very good friend . He will be dearly missed . Our prayers and thoughts go out to his whole family in the time of need.we love you all.

Chris McKinley

May 8, 2014

Sorry to hear of Michael's passing. I remember him and his Camaro and vacations together as kids.

May 8, 2014

This was a great man that will be greatly missed. I can only hope that the family finds some comfort in each other and sees how many friends he had. We will all keep you in our hearts. You will be missed OP Candyman.