Michael Warren Mallas age 55, of Ames Iowa died December 11, 2017 in Ames. A gathering of friends and family will be 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m with a service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at First United Methodist Church at 516 Kellogg Ave. Ames, Iowa.
Mike was born in Waterloo, Iowa on April 26, 1962 the son of Jay and Patricia (Larrew) Mallas the family later moved to Boone where Mike graduated from Boone High School in 1980. He went to Lon Morris College on a Basketball scholarship and later graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He married Julie Anne Perry on August 13, 1994 and they resided in Ames, Iowa.
Mike was a teacher at East Marshall High School in Business Education and for the first few years he coached Girls Basketball. Prior to his current position he taught at Hubbard Radcliffe in Business Education, he also coached Girls Basketball, Track and Boys Baseball. When his girls got to the age that they were involved in sports he coached their softball and basketball teams. Mike loved the game of golf and on any nice day you would find him golfing with his brother, cousins, or friends.
Mike is survived by his wife, Julie Mallas and their daughters, Rachel and Danielle Mallas, mother, Patricia Mallas of Boone, sisters, Launie (Doug) Sorem of Boone, Terrie Buckmaster of Independence, Mo, brothers, John (Shawn) Mallas of Independence, Mo, Andrew (Arlene) Mallas of Wichita Falls, Tx, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his father Jay Mallas.
In Lieu of flowers: memorial may be directed to the family. The family would request that if you would like to share a memory of Mike, please put your memory on 3 x 5 recipe card and it will be gathered at the service.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
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Dear Julie, Rachel and Danielle,
I am so very shocked and saddened to learn that your dear husband and father Mike passed away. My heart breaks for you all. Mike always seemed so full of life, so healthy and happy -- he made me feel better just to be around him! I loved Mike's smile, his love of sports and sportsmanship, his strong handshake and infectious personality. I know he adored you three, and his highest calling was being a wonderful husband and father. He succeeded. But gosh, he just wasn't here on earth nearly long enough.
It is my hope and prayer that your many wonderful memories of Mike, the love and support of all of your family and friends, and the Great Assurance that Mike now resides in Heaven helps to comfort you and soften the edges of your grief. Mike was truly a Good Man. May he rest in God's peace.
Dr. Tom Stark
Julie, we didn't know your husband but we pray for you and your family for your loss. We remember you and your family from Glen Echo. All of our family, Dave, Sharon, Mike and Chris and their families are praying for you and your family. God bless you all.
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard, Sheri, and Nick Kyras
We are so very sorry, Julie. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you and your family.
Mike and Jen Guthrie
-parents of AJ Guthrie
He was by far the greatest teacher that I have ever met! There was never a dull moment in his classroom no matter what! Mr. Mallas cared for every student that went through East Marshall High School in a special way! He will always have a special place in the school district! Gone but absolutely never forgotten! Rest in Peace Mr. Mallas, you will be greatly missed!
He was my favorite teacher, this is my first year at the high school. He was the coolest teacher ever. He can't be replaced. He would always have a smile on his face. Our basketball team said that we are gonna play the rest of the season in his honor. He will be missed, we are saying goodbye to a good friend. Rest in Peace Mr. Mallas.
He was the most popular guy at East Marshall. He was a hero to all. RIP Mallas
I'm so sorry to hear about this, and for him at such a young age yet. I remember him briefly teaching when I went to Hubbard-Radcliffe high school. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Julie and Family:I'm so sorry. I'm at a loss for words as I struggle to wrap my mind around this personally and imagine what you are going through right now. When the weather was nice I would always see Mike walking the dogs in the neighborhood and we would stop and chat, and lately over the last year or two we would often be working out together side by side (when i was at the gym). He was there everyday, and we would always talk about sports, and specifically the Chicago Blackhawks. We had some good and fun conversations. On a larger scale I will remember Mike for just his overall goodness, his kindness, and his caring, upbeat personality. It was infectious and everyone who he came in touch with is better because of it. As he helped you coach our daughters in softball ( a long time ago) he was so great with the kids, and those memories will live on. He truly was a coach and teacher, and he truly cared about everybody. It is always hard for someone on the outside to say or do anything to help or comfort you and your family. All I can say is that as someone who has gone through loss, and specifically someone who has gone through loss at this time of the year multiple times, I send my support and love and prayers to you. God and your love for one another will see you through. I hope that you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and that you feel the love and support that you have from your family, your close friends and the community. My best memory of Mike is that he was just a good man, who made everybody's day a little better and a little brighter, and that is a legacy we should all hope to achieve.
Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you today and always.
Chris Schmale and Family
Dearest Mallas family. This is Mike's cousin Melinda Rose, Mike's mother is my Dad's first cousin. Our family used to visit Iowa sometimes in the summer and stay with our Nana Burris, and would also see our cousins, to include Mike. I was very young at the time. The last time i saw Mike was in the late 70's or early 80's, he and some family came to DC and we had a nice but brief visit. A sweet memory of Mike was seeing a picture of him taken in Boone, Iowa at my Nana's house (his Great Aunt Mary) when my Mom and sister came for a visit and brought along Nana's grandson (my nephew Jon) . Evidently Mike and Jon hit if off because Jon was sitting right with Mike, like they were buddies. :-)
I was so very saddened to hear of his passing, and I promise to keep you all in my prayers, for God's strength to carry you through.. Sincerely, Melinda Rose (cousin)
Prayers to you, Julie, Rachel, Danielle and family, as you mourn the loss of your husband/dad. Greg and I have many fond memories of teaching at Hubbard-Radcliffe with Mike. He was always so full of energy and appreciation for life.
Greg & Angie Wessel
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I throughly enjoyed having Mr. Mallas as a teacher at Hubbard Radcliffe high school. Great memories of him from when I went to school there. May God give you peace during this difficult time
Kelsey (Hodnefield) Bengtson
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