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In memory of

Michael "Mike" Fool Head

of Lynch, Nebraska, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 69

Our father Michael Peter Fool Head was a caring, loving man who was loved by his children. He started work at the Badlands National Park Service in Interior, South Dakota. When he left the park service he moved to Lynch, Nebraska to start work cutting trees.

Later on, he got a job as a prep cook at Ft. Randall Casino where he worked for almost 24 years until he quit due to his health issues. He was liked and loved by many friends and he always put his needs before other people to help them instead of himself. Mike was that one-of-a-kind, special person you will ever meet.

He had a very special favorite granddaughter Siene he never stopped talking about. He made effort to be there for her birthdays, and they shared a bond that could never be broken. She will miss her special grandpa-granddaughter walks together when he comes down to see her.

We will miss our father and grandfather, Mike, deeply. We will miss his walks, visits, birthdays, holidays, and will always remember his famous words: “don’t worry”.

Survivors include his five children: three sons Jonathan, Eugene, and Virgil all of Wall, South Dakota; two daughters Alvina (Wade) Geigle of Wall, and Ramona Diaz of Iowa; one granddaughter Siene of Creighton; special friends Ned Geigle and Ronnie Twiss; his special companion “Dog Bear”; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private family service has taken place.

A private family service has taken place.

  • Mike was a great man, and will be greatly missed. ~ Nolan Motor Spencer (3/25/2019)
  • You're so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Are thoughts and prayers are with you. Your neighbors, Tom and Jackie ~ Jackie and Tom Shull Wall (3/19/2019)
  • ~ Kirby Zoss Denver, Colorado (3/18/2019)
  • I worked with Mike for several summers at Badlands National Park I guess back around 1980 or so. I was always impressed with what a good person he was. He was a good worker who never complained. It was very obvious how important his family was to him. I lost track of him a long time to go and was saddened to hear of his passing. There is only one place a good guy like Mike could end up and that is with the Lord! ~ Steve Kirsch Rapid City, SD (3/14/2019)
  • To the Family of Mr. Michael "Mike" Fool Head,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Mr. Mike. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Father, Mr. Mike.
    (John 11:41-44)
    ~ J. Moore/Volunteer (3/14/2019)
  • I'm so sorry about your father Eugene and John and Virgil. I didn't know him but he must have been a very good)kind man to have raised such good sons. I will pray that you find peace in knowing that your father loved you so much and he is looking down on you. ~ Norma Carson Wall (3/13/2019)