Mike Dwyer, 75, of Leawood, KS, passed away on Tuesday, May 7. He was born December 20, 1943 in Kansas City to Dave and Dorothy Dwyer, he was the oldest of six. Mike graduated from Rockhurst High School, The University of Kansas, and received his law degree from UMKC. Licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas, he spent over 40 years in private practice. Mike married his wife, Sally, in 1977, they were married over 42 years, and had two children, Meghann Marie and David Patrick. Mike enjoyed the practice of law, the times spent with his large family and many friends attending KU games, weddings, dinner parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, reunions, and weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks family house. He was a longtime runner and along with several of his buddies climbed 7 of the Colorado 14ers, a proud accomplishment. He loved all genres of music and took meticulous care of his collection of vinyl records and CDs. He had a kind heart, caring spirit and was sometimes jokingly referred to as St. Michael. He lived a long time (over 25 years) with Parkinson’s disease, and bravely dealt with every loss of function.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Dorothy, and sister, Rene Sebus. He was loved and will be deeply missed by his wife, Sally, his children Meghann & Kolter Hoffman, David & Lindsey Dwyer, his 4 grandchildren who call him Baba - Brayden, Addilyn, Kaitlyn and Cameron, sisters Jan (Jim) Otis and Cheri (Mike) Rhodes, brothers Terry (Patty) Dwyer and Kevin (Julie) Dwyer, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank John Williams and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers for their weekly luncheons with Mike. We would also like to thank Village Shalom & Crossroads Hospice for their care of Mike.
Services will take place at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 13th at Cure of Ars Church, 94th and Mission Road and a 3:00 pm graveside service at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Mike’s honor, to the Staff Fund at Village Shalom, to Crossroads Hospice or to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Fund.