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Michael A. Whiteis Oct. 13, 1967 - Jan. 29, 2009

MAPLE GROVE --Michael Arthur Whiteis, 41, of Maple Grove and formerly of Coon Rapids, died Thursday.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Boulevard. Memorials preferred to Courage Center Development Department, Minneapolis. Arrangements are by Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

He was born October 13, 1967, in Coon Rapids to George and Elaine (Farres) Whiteis. He grew up in Coon Rapids and graduated from the Coon Rapids High School in 1986.

He married Stephanie Hedin on Sept. 25, 1999, in Willmar.

He is survived by his wife; children: Sadie, Ben and Chelsea; his parents of St. Petersburg, Fla; sisters: Lisa (and Skip) Iverson of Cambridge, and Dawn Saks; and his in-laws: Paul and Jane (Augustson) Hedin of New London.