Wesley (Mike) Robert Greer, 76 of Van Meter, passed away on Tuesday, November 3,
2020 at home with his family by his side.
Wesley (Mike) Robert Greer was born on March 14, 1944 to Darlene & Jack Greer in
Boone Iowa. Mike grew up in Lockridge, IA with his three siblings Evaughn, Janice,
and Ray. Mike left school at 14 and went to work with his dad, who instilled in Mike a
strong work ethic and taught him all he knew about welding.
In the summer of 1962, Mike met the love of his life, Sharon Kay Ostrander in Van
Meter, Iowa through mutual friends. They married on October 25, 1963. In their early
years, they enjoyed saddle club, riding across country on their motorcycle and stock car
racing. Their family grew to five with the births of their three children, Steve, Jeannene
and Marj.
Mike was a jack of all trades; skilled in welding, mechanics, cement work, farming and
(eventually) woodworking. After retiring, Mike spent time playing cards with friends and
family, and planting, pruning and caring for their yard. He was an incredibly hard worker
but his family was the most important thing to him. He loved to talk about Sharon, his
kids, and grandkids and to tell stories of the adventures about his younger years. He
was a born storyteller, and everyone knew that he was always ready and willing to
share his opinion.
Mike passed away at home on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 after his battle with cancer.
He was able to give his family the gift of fifteen months after his prognosis. In that time,
he cherished moments with his family; attending weddings, meeting new greatgrandchildren and traveling. Mike lived each day to the fullest, knowing that life is lived
on God’s time, not ours.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Evaughn Carey.
Mike is survived by his wife, Sharon Greer and children, Steve (Julie) Greer, Jeannene
(Roger) Willms, and Marj (Brad) Anderson. His grandchildren, Dawn (Bill) McCrory,
Austin (Erika) Willms, Caitlyn (Dean) Shivvers, Craig (Chelsea) Greer, Skylar (Kayla)
Willms, Cydney (Marc) Murillo and Payden (Jackie) Willms and 8 great-grandchildren.
His siblings, Janice (Gerald) Awe, Raymond (Shelly) Greer and aunts, uncles, nieces
and nephews.
A service will be held at the American Legion Post 403 in Van Meter, Iowa on Friday,
November 6, 2020. Family will be available for a visitation starting at 9:00 am until
10:30 am, with the service to start at 11:00 am. A luncheon to follow; served by the
Legion Auxiliary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Legion post 403 and Hospice of the
Midwest 103 N 4th St Guthrie Center, IA 50115 or 9203 Northpark Dr. Johnston,