Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory

11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS


Michael "Mike" Estes

August 30, 1947July 30, 2020

Michael "Mike" Estes, 72, loving husband, brother, step-father, grandpa, and uncle, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Michael was born on August 30, 1947, the son of the late Kenneth and Marge Estes, in Wichita, KS. Mike attended West High and joined the U.S. Navy in 1963, serving four years, spending the majority of his time in Hawaii. After returning from the service Mike worked for his dad in the family painting business and later worked for Kelly Instruments, Wichita until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Marita McDaniel. Survivors include: wife, Rita Estes; sons, Kenny and wife, Sonya Kackley and Roy Kackley; son-in-law, Bob McDaniel; grandchildren, Sierra, Makenzie, Alexis, Steven, Krisha, Anthony and Monica; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Judy and husband, Donald Pedigo, Patricia and husband, Gary Best, and Marge and husband, Tom Heinzman; and numerous extended family and friends. Come and go visitation hours from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, August 3 at Resthaven Mortuary. Graveside service 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 4 at Greenwood Cemetery, Oatville. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202. The family has requested these services to be livestreamed from Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ResthavenMortuary/


  • Rita Estes, Wife
  • Marita McDaniel, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kenny (Sonya) Kackley, Son
  • Roy Kackley, Son
  • Bob McDaniel, Son-in-law
  • Judy (Donald) Pedigo, Sister
  • Patricia (Gary) Best, Sister
  • Marg (Tom) Heinzman, Sister
  • Kenneth Estes, Father (deceased)
  • Marge Estes, Mother (deceased)
  • Mike also leaves behind his grandchildren Sierra, Makenzie, Alexis, Steven, Krisha, Anthon, Monica and eight great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

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  • Rick Heinzman, Casket Bearer
  • Darin Heinzman, Casket Bearer
  • Earin Heinzman, Casket Bearer
  • Anthonie McDaniel, Casket Bearer
  • Kenny Kackley, Casket Bearer
  • Steven Kackley, Casket Bearer


  • Come & Go Viewing

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020



Michael "Mike" Estes

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Susan Estes

August 3, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a wonderful,kind man. He was such a blessing in my life. He was such a wonderful influence in my kids and grandkids lives . I know he will be turely missed by family and friends. Prays to the family, may he rest in peace.🙏

Paul Baker

August 3, 2020

Mike you have been a good friend
You were like a big brother to me.
You were two days older than my
big brother. I will miss you.

Harry Simpson

August 2, 2020

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Candi Macy

August 1, 2020

He was a great guy! He played golf a few times with my parents. He was a wonderful stepfather to Shane, Tony and Heather! Much Love and Prayers to all the family!

Christy Stubbs Bingham

July 31, 2020

Rita and family
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful husband to Rita thank you for that. Every time I ran into you all at the casino you had the biggest smile even if you was losing. I can remember us being kids and you and my cousin Kenny being abit on the onery side. Lol. You will be missed by many
Christy Stubbs Bingham

Monica Smith

July 31, 2020

Mike you will never know how much you being our grandpa meant to us! You loved my mom, my brother and I and your great grandchildren so much! I remember Anthony and I always getting you in trouble because you would never tell us NO! (Anthony’s blonde highlights and my snow sled) and all the fun times we had in Toronto! You are so missed and loved and most of all Thank you for being the husband you were to Nana! You would always jump and go with her and never left her side!

Anthony McDaniel

July 31, 2020

Mike you were always a great grandpa to all your grandkids I'll always remember all the times we went fishing in Toronto going up to lizard lips to rent movies all the times that you and nana took me up to Chicago with you guys. Sitting at the house watching the royals and chiefs play going to grab Julis rib cage just for hotlinks. I also remember when we was younger that you would pick up Cody Steven and I every Monday and take us to discovery zone and do all sorts of things with the boys.
I will miss you alot Mike
Love you

Whitney Walker

July 31, 2020

I will forever cherish memories of fishing with you in Toronto as well as your contagious laugh! All the noogies you gave to us kids and the yummy breakfast you and Aunt Rita would make us on Christmas Eve ❤️

I love you uncle mike! 🥺❤️


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