E. Michael Stein
E. Michael Stein, 63, Olathe, Kansas passed away in the loving presence of his family at February 6, 2012. Mike was an enthusiastic and engaging person who was a successful businessman and a loving and caring husband, father and grandparent. Born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on May 8, 1948 to Ed and Viola Stein, Mike lived his early years in Columbia, Missouri, Denver, Colorado and Prairie Village, Kansas. He attended St. Ann’s Parochial, Rochhurst High School and then left for four years to attend Loyola University of Los Angeles where he excelled with Dean’s list honors and a degree in Psychology. He earned a Master’s Degree at Central Missouri University in 1975 in Counseling. While at Loyola he was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and lived on the beach in the fraternity house for three years. He was student body secretary his senior year and played on the Loyola golf team with home course at Los Angeles Country Club. During his life Mike had a deep love for the game of golf and played in numerous amateur events and played in Scotland, Ireland, and practically every state in the U.S.
Mike, with the loving help of his wife, Marcia, operated a successful financial planning firm for over 20 years after excelling in numerous insurance marketing management positions during the 1980’s. Prior to this activity he was employed as a counselor and juvenile parole officer for six years in Kansas City.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Marcia, son and daughter-in-law Jeremy and Stacy Stein and wonderful grandson Preston Stein. His surviving siblings include his brother Richard (Roberta) Stein of Colorado Springs, Colorado and sisters Barbara (Bruce) Eggert, Hinsdale, Illinois and Mary Kathryn (John) Shobe, Thornton, Colorado.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!”
Mike had a Celebration of Life party in July, 2011 where 300 friends came and shared in his love of life.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Rd., Prairie Village. The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145.