Michael Duane Testerman, 62, of Bartlesville, OK, originally of Dearing, KS passed away on March 3, 2020 surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on March 3, 1958, son of the late Duane and Lois Testerman.
He is survived by his wife, Deena, and his four daughters, Elizabeth Jean of Independence, Amanda Jo of Bartlesville, Kathryn Suzanne of Wichita, and Deena Paige of Olathe, as well as his sons-in law, James Burnett, Taylor Martin, and Eric Moss, his grandchildren, Ava Katherine, Heidi Elizabeth, James Stafford, Gabriel Joseph, Margot Lois, Georgia May, and Jude Michael.
He is also survived by his sister, Debra Tesh (Bill) and brother, Pat Testerman (Terry) all of Dearing, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and granddaughter, Clara Dey.
Mike attended Dearing Elementary School and was a 1976 honor graduate of Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas. He continued his education at Kansas State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1981.
He married Deena Faye Roberts in Coffeyville, KS on July 27, 1979. Together, they had four daughters, Ellie in 1982, Amanda in 1984, Katy in 1988, and Paige in 1990.
After graduating from college, Mike was employed by Funk Manufacturing later known as John Deere Coffeyville Works. During his 34 years of service as an innovator, teacher, and friend, he was involved in the development of several patents and listed as the inventor of the Calibration Method for Transmission Control Clutches. He retired in October of 2015.
Mike had several interests including cars, woodworking, steam engines, audio technology (old and new), general tinkering, drawing up plans and designing pretty much anything. His last and greatest design was the home he shared with his wife.
A service will take place at Mike’s church, Word of Truth Fellowship, Saturday, March 7th at 11 a.m. in Bartlesville, OK, 16097 NE Bison Road.
Contributions can be made to the Michael Testerman Memorial Fund at Community State Bank in Coffeyville, KS.