Mike was born August 25, 1940, in Des Moines, IA the son of Michael Sr. and Gretchen (Nelsen) DeCarlo.
He was a 1958 Tech High School grad and spent three years in the Army, mostly in Germany, where he saw Elvis in a jeep! (But didn't get his autograph).
Mike retired in 1997 after working for the City of Des Moines for 35 years. He liked the horses and machines at Prairie Meadows and Minnesota fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie; son, Troy (Alma) Carey and daughter, Debbie DeCarlo; grandchildren, Bill, Emily and Alex Carey; his brother, Pat (Kathy) DeCarlo and family; and sister, Yvonne Heckinger and family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on August 7, 2019 at 11 am at the VFW Hall in Winterset, IA 116 N. 3rd Street with burial to follow at Winterset Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to the family.