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Michael L. Heitkotter

December 13, 1985 — May 24, 2023

McPherson, KS

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, the clouds parted as Michael Lavon Heitkotter, 37, of McPherson, KS, was ushered into heaven following the injuries he sustained while riding his cherished motorcycle.


Michael was born on December 13, 1985, in McPherson, KS, the son of Brinda Lynn Hall and Elwin Lavon “Skeeter” Heitkotter. He graduated from McPherson High School in 2004 and had been working at Mid-Kansas Coop for the past 6 years finishing his time there as an Operations Specialist-Level 3, while working towards further advancement in a management role.


Michael’s exuberant love for life rubbed off on everyone around him. All who knew him knew that his love language was food, more explicitly cooking for all of his loved ones, and he wouldn’t let you leave the table hungry. He was an avid sports fan, whether it meant planning the annual softball game, water balloon fight, or the 4th of July wiffleball game. His favorite sports teams were Kansas Jayhawks (basketball), Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey), Las Vegas Raiders (football), and Atlanta Braves (baseball).


Michael had an unmatchable love for kids, and it did not matter whose. You could usually find him at the bottom of the dogpile while wrestling anyone under 5 ft tall, commonly outnumbered by at least 3 to 1. If he ever disappeared at a gathering, you’d most naturally find him and the kids in the driveway, making his famous homemade ice cream. Other hobbies he had a vivacious love for were sitting quietly jamming to music, going on long bike rides, taking Dottie on walks, and going to the Loony Bin. He enjoyed his guns and, of course, his beloved Harley Davidson. 


Survivors include: his mother, Brinda George (Scott Peterson) of McPherson, KS; sister, Kara George of McPherson, KS; brother, D.J. Hall of McPherson, KS; uncles, Galen Heitkotter of McPherson, KS and Ronald Heitkotter (Connie) of Bay City, CA; long-time girlfriend, Alisha Plenert and her children, Caden Burris and Karsen Burris, of McPherson, KS; his beloved faithful canine companion, Dottie; and many extended family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Breanna George; uncles, Gregory Heitkotter, Kenneth Heitkotter, Jody Heitkotter, and Randy Hall.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 1, at the First Christian Church with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

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