Michael L. Chan, 67 of Mitchell, SD passed away peacefully Thursday, October 17th 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, in Mitchell.
In celebration of his life, services will be held at Bittner Funeral Home, October 20, 2019 at 1:00pm.
Mike was born May 20. 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa to Sundae and Frank Chan. Mike married Juli Hardy on January 17th 1975, they had two children together and made their home in Mitchell SD.
Mike and his family moved to Mitchell SD when he was recruited to work in the engineering dept. at Trail King Industries. Well respected for his Work at Trail King he continued his career there for over 30 years which allowed him to follow his passion of design.
He was well known in the community for his love to ride and his personal customization of his motorcycles. He won several awards including best in show, best in class, as well as he was featured in AL Harley's yearly calendar.
He was known and loved for his intelligence, humor, love for life and love for his family. Also, it should to be mentioned Mike was also known for his stubborn personality. A motto that would accurately fit him is "If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong". However, this stubbornness allowed him the ability to fight through any obstacles in his life and the ability surpassed everyone's expectations. Lyrics his granddaughter, Sydney, once told him reminded her of him truly fits his drive to succeed, "you never settle for less than gold, you're the best the world will know, no one would ever guess how far you'd go, you're the greatest, the greatest that ever was,
He did not lose his battle with cancer, see the cancer could not survive after he departed. Mike won.
He leaves behind his wife of 44 years Juli, two children Kelli (Daniel) Rehorst, Jeremey (Beth) Chan, two grandchildren, Sydney and Mason Rehorst whom he adored and he was always there for them and they
considered him their superman. One brother Gene (Jane) Chan, one sister Karal (Dale) Slate and multiple nephews and one niece.
He will be reuniting with his infant grandson, mother Sundae, father Frank, step father Max, father-in-law Ken, two brothers Daniel and Patrick and one great-nephew Tyler. We hope they are all ready for when Mike joins them, as he will be giving them all a run for their money.