Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 7:23 pm

Mervin 'Mike' Bates

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Mervin Harvey "Mike" Bates, 91, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Cape Coral.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.
Mike was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Kewanee, to Harvey William and Florence Irene Nelson Bates. He married Irene Bengson March 4, 1944, in Kewanee. She died March 4, 2002.
Surviving are his daughter, Ruth Ann Denning, Cape Coral; sister, Shirley (John) Gruszeczka, Kewanee; brother, Kenneth (Donna) Bates, Kewanee; a nephew; and two nieces.