So sorry for your family’s loss. affiliated or linked sites; is otherwise inappropriate for this Site, in the sole discretion of Newcomer Funeral Service Group. He always made it clear that his first loyalty was to his Lord and he followed the concept of doing what Jesus would do every day of his life. He was a great leader and a great man! I learned so much from your professionalism and warmth as you led our city. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- The mayor of Olathe has died. I loved when Mayor Mike would come to Rolling Ridge and read to the first grade students. He was so funny... and he wore a wig and pretended to be Dr. Gwen Poss! It was easy to see his love for Christ, his family, his church, his Alma Mater, and his city. Newcomer Funeral Service Group I only met Mike a couple of times, but could tell right away he was a man of integrity whose love for his family was paramount. I never knew Mayor Copeland personally, but I had often heard of his work and influence in Olathe and, particularly, at our mutual Alma Mater, MidAmerica Nazarene University. I shouted eyes closed..." Michael come back here! He loved his family, friends, and community and loved unconditionally. warrant that the Material you submit does not violate these Terms of Use, that it will not Michael Copeland, longtime mayor of Olathe, dies at 58. I am very very sorry for your loss on a wonderful man, may he Rest In Peace May god bless his wife and his kids,. Funeral Service Group and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you You have a job here to do! reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use without Hi memory will forever live in our hearts.With love,Jim, Sara, and Michael Marinakis, Dear friends; Maria, Olivia, Abigail, and Joshua, our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to you as you mourn the loss of your husband, father and our great mayor. Godspeed.Mike & Kristi Brown. "His legacy here is undeniable," Danneberg said, "if you look at what's happened in Olathe under his watch — the amount of growth, the transformation of this government, really a transformation of this community.". I offer my condolences to the Mayor’s family, friends, and the Olathe community during this difficult time. We need you!" Copeland joined the city council in 1993 and was elected mayor in 2001, making him the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, according to a news release announcing his death. Mayor Copeland’s Goals for Olathe. Finally takes us to a curved booth, next to the kitchen. off site pages or additional sites linked to this Site, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, Whether it is a precious friend, family member or co-worker; the loss can be hard to bear. I had the pleasure of having Abby in class, and became acquainted with Olivia through our chats in the hallway. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! It is apparent that your capacity serve came from your relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Ensure that Olathe remains nationally-recognized as one of America’s best places to live. You and Newcomer Funeral Service Group agree that the warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability in this Agreement Copeland is survived by his wife, Maria, and three children — Olivia, Abigail and Joshua. We have many memories of how wonderful Mr. Mike Copeland and all of you are to me and my family. We share your grief. Many fond memories of talking with Mike and Maria at volleyball games, prom outings, home shows ... talking about life. https://www.penwellgabelkc.com/Obituary/188307/Michael-Copeland/Olathe-KS We are sad to announce that on August 20, 2020 we had to say goodbye to Michael Eber Copeland (Olathe, Kansas). The funeral will begin at 4:15 p.m. By making a submission, you may be contacted by Newcomer Funeral Service Group so we may follow up with any issue relating and reserves the right to not post any submission(s) at their discretion. Newcomer Funeral Service Group also assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may Sincerely:Tony Niedens/Laura Claiborne, ~ Tony & Laura Niedens/Claiborne - August 23, 2020, We retired (from Illinois) to Olathe in 2004 to be near one of our sons and his family. We send our sympathy and prayers to his family and friends. I am heartbroken for you all. When we lose something that is precious to us, we are left with a feeling of sadness. Our hearts broke when we learned that Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland passed away. Copeland had been mayor of Olathe since he was elected in 2001. He loved Olathe - a city, but with a small town feel. I don't remember what we ate or what it taste like or how much it cost. state law of the Site at which Newcomer performed funeral services for you or your family. You also grant Newcomer I had the pleasure of being with Mike on the day he was sworn in as the GSA Heartland Regional Administrator. you make and/or information you submit is truthful and accurate. God rest his soul. Ms. Maria, Olivia, Abby, and Joshua and family, you will always be in my prayers and will always have my love. He always showed what a great leader ought to be. — Longtime Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland died Wednesday, according to the city. Michael Copeland, the city of Olathe’s long-time mayor, died Wednesday night, Aug. 19. My heartfelt condolences prayers are with Michael's family of whom he spoke of often. No doubt a real brother. are material, and bargained-for as a basis of this Agreement. Mike was the kind of leader people wanted to follow - kind, intelligent, compassionate, and always there to support and encourage. Olathe, Kan. (City of Olathe, Kansas) — It is with a heavy heart the City of Olathe announces that Mayor Michael Copeland passed away last night, August 19, at the age of 58. She also enjoyed working with him at the Chamber. We are so sorry for your loss. connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, and materials available from this Site. I couldn't imagine a better example of the type of father, husband, and servant i would like to be. in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature, or expressions Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland died Wednesday night at the age of 58, city officials announced Thursday. Mayor Mike was a friend, a leader and admired by so many. I thanked him for allowing us to use the space for our flowers to be judged. Pastor Kris Dietzen St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Olathe. How blessed we are to be elevated by a desiple of Christ. We lived in Olathe from 2003 - 2014 and were active business owners, chamber, city and community volunteers. Wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "You won't find anyone who's been more passionate and more of a cheerleader for this community," Danneberg, who has worked with the mayor over the last 19 years, said. ~ Jeff & Shirlene Kazmaier - August 28, 2020. Mike was one in a million!! Michael Eber Copeland Obituary. Visitation - 2 p.m. Funeral - 4:15 p.m. The hostess just stares at us. I suppose that is the part of me that Mike lit up. Well lived and your marriage, family are blessed by his legacy all in Jesus.Amen.I declare shalom over you and your family.With love, Nancy Fournier and familyForever. Michael Copeland, Olathe’s longest-serving mayor, has died at age 58. He served as At-Large Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem from April 1995 to April 2001. Mayor Michael Copeland City of Olathe, Kansas. My husband and I wanted to let the family know how sorry we were to hear of Mr. Copeland's unexpected death. We will miss him dearly at GSA. My heart goes out to his family. Michael was a wonderful man and were blessed to know him, I was on Mayor Copelands teen council and he always insured that the Teen Council had what they needed. We were blessed to have his leadership and even more so, his friendship. He will be greatly missed. John Maxwell says that a leader without followers is just a guy taking a walk. It was such a blessing to know Mike and see how he loved his community and family. You are loved by so many. He has done an amazing job to make our city grow and prosper. not protected by copyright law, or (iii.) Such a wonderful man who served as an inspiration to all of us. He was first elected Mayor in April, 2001. We got to know how each other thought about things and what deep down mattered to each of us along with a few minutes of candor and a bit of gossip but then too a ton of laughs and giggles. Thoughts and prayers to you! He was always smiling and laughing and would fill the whole room up with nothing but joy and happiness. Whether it is a precious friend, family member or co-worker; the loss can be hard to bear. I'm keeping the Copeland family in my prayers and pray that you will have strength during this difficult time. My doorbell rang on a Saturday morning and there stood this nice young man who said he had decided to run for City Council. All of those qualities are a reflection of the wonderful parents Mike and Maria are. you have express permission from the copyright owner to post the Material on this Site. God’s blessings and His peace, Bill and Sue Koning, I was stunned to hear of Mayor Copeland's unexpected passing. We need more Mike Copeland's in this world. May your memories bring you comfort. ~ The Olathe Garden & Civic Club Vice President, Sue Ercolani - August 29, 2020. I truly enjoyed working with Mike when we worked together at the same bank. Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father now and forever. I served alongside Michael on the Federal Executive Board. If you need an arrangement delivered in less than encourage such an evasion or violation; interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use and enjoyment of this Site. My deepest condolences to the entire Copeland family on the passing of Michael. Olivia, thank you for all the memories. We know he meant the world to you, Olivia, Abby, and Joshua. I was lucky enough to see him in March 2020, by happenstance on Capitol Hill in D.C., where we shared a hug, a laugh and a brief exchange. https://fox4kc.com/news/olathe-mayor-michael-copeland-58-has-died Mourned Olathe Mayor Pro Tem, positions he had held since April, 2001 with us now but to... 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