Michael “Mike” William Denius
Michael “Mike” William Denius, 79, a resident of Alva, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Tavernier, FL, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He was born April 28, 1943 in Williamsport, PA to Walter and Eleanor Denius, now deceased.
In 1973, Mike moved to Tavernier where is half-brother, Jim Thomas (deceased) lived, father of Hal Thomas, local surveyor. Mike and his son, Todd formed Denius Construction, building concrete docks, house foundations, and homes in the Upper Keys. Mike was an avid and well respected tennis player. He also loved to fish the back country of the Florida Bay and Flamingo. Upon moving to Alva, he single handedly built a 7 stall barn, corrals and ran a horse boarding business with his wife, Marcia. There Mike learned the fine points of horsemanship and even trained a few of his own horses.
He is survived by his wife of over 41 years, Marcia Denius of Alva; three children, Todd Denius of Canon City, CO, Kristine Danzig of Tavernier and Amy Denius, also of Tavernier; stepdaughter, Leslie Fausett of Alva; nine grandchildren; as well as two great grandchildren.
No formal services are planned at this time. His family will be commemorating him at a later date in the Keys.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Michael “Mike” William Denius may be made to his widow or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.