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Mike 'Scov' Schauvliege

December 1, 1948 — December 11, 2022

Mike 'Scov' Schauvliege


Mike "Scov" Schauvliege, age 74, formerly of Rural Walker, Kansas passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Via Christi Village in Hays. Mike was born December 1, 1948, in Dodge City, Kansas to Donald Louis Schauvliege and Mildred "Mickey" (Bowie) Schauvliege Rupp.

Mike attended schools in Jetmore, Kansas and Hays, Kansas, graduating from Hays High School in 1966 and he attended Fort Hays State University.

While working many different jobs in his lifetime, Mike was best known for his work in the oil fields over the last several decades, and his bumper sticker was a testament to that. "Oilfield Trash and Damn Proud of It!" Mike was an avid sportsman, belonging to Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He loved to hunt, fish and raise German Shorthairs. Mike always had a gun and fishing pole with him, should an opportunity present itself. Owning and riding his motorcycles was a true passion. Mike always had a story to tell anyone who would listen.

Mike is survived by a brother, Tim S. Rupp, Hays, Kansas; sisters, Jennifer Rupp and her husband Gus Hallin, Durango, Colorado and Vicki Runge, Hays, Kansas; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and his ex-wife, JoAnn Schauvliege.

He was Preceded in death by his mother; father; stepfather, Michael M. Rupp; a brother, Chuck Schauvliege; his grandparents, Mabell and Don Bowie, Irene and Louis Schauvliege; step grandparents, Andrew and Adeline Rupp, and Charles Greenstreet.

Memorial services will be held January 28th, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials in Mikes memory suggested to Ducks Unlimited or Pheasants Forever. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

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