Mike worked for 32 years as a credit manager for Wickes Lumber. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Elk’s Lodge #1042 in Holiday Island. He loved his family and friends dearly and was thrilled to play golf or go fishing with them whenever he had the chance. He also enjoyed working with computers. Mike will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jeannine McMahon.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Glenna Cates; his son Shane Cates of Wyoming, son Jayson Cates and wife Dawn of Indianapolis, Indiana and son Brandon Robert Cates of South Berwick, Maine; and two grandsons, Mason Cates and Gavin Cates.
A celebration of life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Holiday Island at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mike Cates may be made to the American Cancer Society https://donate.cancer.org/index.