Veteran-IntroMichael L. Schlimme, 68, of Cape Girardeau, MO passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 while returning home from a recent hospitalization in Virginia.

He was born July 6, 1947 in Cape Girardeau, MO the son of Lloyd and Freida Cobb Schlimme.

Mike was a graduate of Cape Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University. He served two years in the Army, and was an auxiliary member of the VFW.

Mike worked his entire career in the ocean shipping logistics industry.

He lived many years away from Cape Girardeau, but returned in 2011 to help care for his father.

Mike never met a stranger, and had a warm smile for all those he met.  His attributes included his outgoing personality and his willingness to help others coupled with his funny sense of humor.

He was a devoted member of Zion United Methodist Church of Gordonville.  Michael requested and received Communion during his recent hospital stay.

He is survived by three children, daughters Niki (Kirk) Palmer of Cambridge, IL and Amanda Gibson of Minneapolis, MN; and son Kurtis (Rhonda) Gibson of Quincy, IL; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and six nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by brothers, Kenneth Schlimme and friend Betty Ludwig, of Cape Girardeau, MO, John (Connie) Schlimme of Raleigh, NC and sister Mary (Wes) Scaggs of Paducah, KY.

In addition, he was survived by his loving and caring companion Edie Lowes of Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and one brother Roger.

Visitation will be from 3-7 pm Friday June 3, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, MO. Funeral service will begin at 7 pm, with the Rev. Joel Kidwell officiating. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion United Methodist Church of Gordonville.

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5 Comments
  1. Laura Mills

    I am so saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends at Hyundai Merchant Marine. He was such a cheerful soul – that’s the best way of describing him. Always ready to lend a hand, which he did for me many times. Mike always had a positive outlook on everything. It was an honor to know him. Rest in peace, Mike. Always your friend, Laura Mills

  2. Ruth West

    My prayers are with you Mary & your family. I didn’t know your brother but what a wonderful tribute. I know he was a blessing in your life. So glad for you that one day you will see him again.

  3. Pat Danielson

    I wish to pass on sincere condolences for Mike’s passing. I was friend and co-worker with him for many
    years at Hyundai Shipping in Charlotte NC. He was always fun to be with and an interesting person to talk
    to about anything. We always worked our crossword puzzles together and laughed about the out come. I
    will miss him and keep him in my heart. To his family and Edy I wish you peace at this time. He will be
    missed terribly. To him, keep on biking.

  4. Jason & Amanda Butler

    Mike was a blessing to meet he helped my wife and I when she was diagnosed with cancer and I lost my job. Mike was always so good to every he meet and kept checking on my wife. I considered him my friend and a blessing from God. He always had good advice and wanted to know help with our kids. And he was always up for ride even if it was just across town. We’ll miss you deeply and see you on the other side my friend.

  5. Mindy Denton

    My family and I went to church with Mike. Even though we only knew him in that setting our whole family was very upset with the news of Mikes passing. He definitely made an impression on all of us. He will be greatly missed!

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