Obituary: Michael Aberle

Mike Aberle

Michael Aberle, 59, of Grove, Okla., formerly of Sabetha died on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Mike was born on July 11, 1961 in Sabetha to Eldon and Bonnie (Kelley) Aberle. He attended school in Sabetha where he met his wife, Kelly, and they raised two children, Anna and Brett.

Mike worked for Aberle Ford in Sabetha for 23 years. He then became owner and operator of Shangri-La Marina in Monkey Island, Okla., for eight years before he retired.

After retirement, Mike enjoyed spending time on Monkey Island in Oklahoma during the spring and summer and in the winter he enjoyed his time in Florida. His sidekicks, Regal and Rosie, were always along for the ride.

Mike loved his family and was happiest when he was surrounded by them. He had many loyal friends, and he loved each one and considered them family. His entertaining energy could fill a room and keep everyone laughing. He found humor in giving his family and friends a special nickname.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Aberle.

Mike is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kelly Aberle; daughter, Anna (Roy Stafford IV) Stafford of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Brett (Alyson) Aberle of Clearwater; mother, Bonnie Aberle of Sabetha; brother, Scott (Laura) Aberle; and nephew and niece, Chad and Lindsey of Sabetha.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Mike to Second Chance Pet Rescue, 64301 E. 209 Road, Grove, Oklahoma 74344 or to Women’s Auxiliary Association of Monkey Island, P.O. Box 450276, Grove, Oklahoma 74345. Online condolences may be left for the family at

The Sabetha Herald 10/28/2020


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