Mike Netherland

Dr. Michael Dyer Netherland “Mike” passed away after a long battle with cancer in the Haven Hospice Care Center, Gainesville, Florida on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the age of 54.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Marci Love Netherland (Gainesville, FL);
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Edwin and Gladys Netherland (Uniondale, Indiana) as well as his maternal grandparents Charlie and Lucille Wisel (Roanoke, Indiana).
Mike was born on November 16, 1963 in Huntington, Indiana to Lane and Joelene Netherland. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 (Lawton, OK); from Cameron University in 1986 (Lawton, OK) with a BS in Biology; from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) in 1989 with a MS in Botany and later earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in 1999.
Mike was accomplished as a Research Scientist and currently worked for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer and was located at the University of Florida’s Center for Aquatic and invasive Plants in Gainesville, FL. He was a caring, dedicated individual who loved science, history and had an insatiable love of reading. He was passionate about education and loved interacting with the scientific community all over the world. He was an active and dedicated member of the Aquatic Plant Management Society both nationally and in local state chapters throughout the US. All that knew Mike will miss his wit and ability to inject humor to any situation.
A family memorial is scheduled and will be officiated by Pastor Mike Hays. In lieu of flowers, Mike requested memorial contributions may be made to the Aquatic Plant Management Society Graduate Student Research Grant (APMS GSRG) or the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship & Research Foundation (FAPMS SRF). Please include Mike’s name and specify which society on the memo line.
Mailing Address : 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL 32653;
Email : [email protected].
Memorial donations may also be made to Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL at www.beyourhaven.org donate, or mailed to 4200 NW 90 Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.

Please visit his memorial page at Crevasse’s Simple Cremations, Gainesville, FL (352) 379-3779;