Birth date: July 4, 1958
Death date: February 14, 2012
Michael “Mike” Archer, age 53, died at his home in Antigo today, Feb. 14, 2012. He was under the care of his family and LeRoyer Hospice.
He was born July 4, 1958 in Antigo, son of John Dale and Jane (Monihan) Archer. He married Kayla Andes on June 28, 2010.
Mr. Archer served in the US Army National Guard. He was employed at Copp’s, SK Williams, and also worked as a floor cleaner.
He was a coin collector and enjoyed finding interesting items on ebay. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially swimming, bass fishing, watching deer, and staying at the cabin in Minocqua.
Survivors include his wife, Kayla Archer of Antigo; parents, John Dale and Jane Archer of Antigo; a daughter, Katrina Archer of Antigo; 2 sons, Robert Archer (special friend Sherry Thiel) of Elcho, and Steven Archer (special friend Toby Ann Strasser), of Antigo; a step-daughter, Chassity Andes of Antigo; a step-son, Corey Andes of Antigo; a sister, Debbie Archer of Antigo; 2 brothers, Larry (Wanda) Archer of Antigo, and Brian (Susan) Archer of Wittenberg; 7 grandchildren, Chelsea Racine, Zachary Archer, Aaron Archer, Jordan, Taylor, Dylan, and Christine; nieces and nephews, Tom Archer, Larry Archer II, Karen Reichert, Amanda Parsons, David Archer, Amber Archer, Sherri Archer, Stefani Ponce and Chelsea Archer; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Cassandra Marco; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Fern and Paul Peterson; paternal grandfather, John Archer; maternal grandparents, Hattie and Tom Monihan; aunt and uncles, Alice and Abe Prins, Frank Monihan, Marge and Ted Koskowski, and Harold Archer; and a great-nephew, Scotty John Archer.
A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Geary officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery. Local veterans will perform military honors. A memorial will be established in Michael’s name.
Friends may visit online at www.strasserrollerfh.com.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and Friday from 9:30am until 10:30am at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30am at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home
Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.