OBITUARY

Michael T Cleaver

May 1, 1958February 17, 2021

Passed away on February 17th, 2021. He was born in Arvada, Colorado. Mike graduated from Pamona HS in Colorado and attended Biola University in California. He worked as Vice President of Information Systems with Anderson Trucking Services in Minnesota.

Mike enjoyed golfing, had a deep and devoted love of family, friends, coworkers and country.

He was preceded in death by his father Chuck Cleaver and his mother Connie Hand. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patty (Hittle); daughter, Kailey; son, Kyle; siblings, Bob Cleaver and Cindi Elliott.

Over the years Mike mentioned he wished he had served in the military so if you'd like, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to to America’s VetDogs the Veteran K9 Corps Inc.: https://www.vetdogs.org/AV/Contribution/AVD_DonateNow.aspx or Wounded Warriors Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry MacDill, 813-876-2421

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christine halm

February 22, 2021

Mike and Patty started out as co-workers, became friends and then one of the best and most loving marriages that I've ever known.

I'm thankful that my dear, dear friend Patty had that 'once in a lifetime' kind of true love with Mike, and that Kailey and Kyle grew up surrounded by that love.

Cindi Elliott

February 21, 2021

How do you summarize in a small little box all of the memories you have about someone so special? Well you can't, but I can say a few things that really stick out in my mind.
My brother was both tough and kind. Those are two characteristics that are sometimes hard to find in one person. He had both. He was always a tough kid growing up. He could take a lot. But it was the last four years that really showed me his resilience. Through four years of harsh chemo and treatments I visited with him weekly/monthly. He always was willing to do the thing he needed to do to get through his treatments so that he could still be an engaged husband, father and friend. I never heard him complain, not even once, even when I knew he was so weary of the pain and treatments. That's tough.
He was kind. In 61 years I didn't know him any other way. He was kind to me, kind to my kids, and to countless others. He put others before himself. During treatment he was always more concerned about how I was than how he was. He truly cared.
I think of how fortunate his kids are to have had such an example of resilience and kindness modeled throughout their lives. I'm so sorry you've lost such a great dad Kailey and Kyle but I already see both your dad's and mom's great qualities living out in your lives.
So many things to admire and look up to about my brother but perhaps the thing I will miss the most is his sense of humor. He has always been able to make me laugh until my stomach is sore. He could lighten up a serious situation with his humor and make everyone feel better. I will always remember his great smile and his fun laugh.
Someone once told me a lifetime of love is worth a hard goodbye. Mike, it's a really hard goodbye, but thanks for all the love.
Sis

Mary Ecker Morgan

February 21, 2021

Mike was a very special person. Even though we only worked together for 10 years during the 90’s he would always take my call and provide wise advice and IT guidance for the past 20 years while we worked for different firms. My personal IT guru.

A true friend who will be greatly missed.

Mary Ecker Morgan

Dennis Hittle

February 20, 2021

Great Husband, Great Dad, Great Son-in-law, GREAT GUY!
We’re glad he was in our lives!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY