Mike Harper, Park Ridge

Michael Donald Harper



Loving husband of Kelley (Kiernan), father of Jack, Katie, and Maddie.  Son of Kay Pavel and Don Harper.  Step son of the late George Pavel and Paula Harper.  Son in law of Ellen and Vince Kiernan.  Brother of Dan (Jennifer) Harper, Laura (Ramon) Villareal.  Brother in law of Vince (Sarah) Kiernan, Regina (Michael) Gade, Michael (Sharon) Kiernan, and Kathlene (Kevin) Linehan.  Step brother of Brian (Mary) Malpeli, Lisa (Jim) Olson, and Dawn (Dan) Porrey, Steve (Season) Pavel, Ruth (Rob) Dowler, Diane (Jack) Peters.  Awesome uncle of 33 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on September 17 at South Park Church and a joyful celebration of Mike’s life followed at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Mike was larger than life and a true friend to everyone.

In lieu of flowers

Memorial gifts can be made to Park Lawn, an organization that services individuals with developmental disabilities, or support Mike’s passion for furthering his family’s education.

Mike Harper Memorial

Family Education Fund

Mike Harper had a passion for educating his family. Help continue Mike’s dedication to enriching the lives of his family with a gift to his memorial Family Education Fund. Proceeds will be used to support the education of family members.