John “Mike” Michael Archer

John “Mike” Michael Archer

Passed: December 25, 2021

John “Mike” Michael Archer

Passed: December 25, 2021


John Michael Archer (Mike) 65, born in 1956 in Elmhurst Illinois, passed away at home in Mesa Arizona, Dec. 25, 2021. Loving husband to Diane Kay London Archer, son Jonathan, daughter Nicole Sharp, grandsons Justice John Archer, Kaiden Cooper Swytak; granddaughter Abigail Sharp, great granddaughter  Kaialani Rae Archer. Preceded in death by parents Herman and Faith Archer (Bethley), brothers Bill, Tom, Ralph and Jim Archer, and sister Bonnie Emrich (Archer).  In addition, Mike had a wonderful influence on his nieces, nephews, brother in law and sisters in law as well as lifelong friends.

After graduating in 1974 from York High School in Elmhurst, IL and subsequently Southern IL University in 1978  as an aeronautical engineer, he moved to California to work at Hughes Aircraft which was later bought out by McDonnell Douglas. Subsequently, in 1984 McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing and Mike was transferred to Mesa Arizona in 1985. Boeing, by then was the world’s largest aerospace company. Mike worked for over 30 years in the aerospace industry and had an integrated part of the Apache Helicopter design for which he was very proud.

He retired in 2015 and enjoyed the company of his loving wife Diane traveling and spending time cooking, grilling and being creative with new recipes. Mike loved all sports especially following his favorite teams the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He and Diane were active members of the Buckhorn Elks Lodge. His smile, laugher and friendship will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Memorials and charitable donations can be made to the American Lung Association.

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7 responses to John “Mike” Michael Archer

  1. I was the first hire for M.E.D.L in mesa when that band arrived from California. Mike and I hit it off day one he was so easily likable and knew his stuff! Whenever I needed to locate him I’d just follow the coffee trail on the floor, Hay Mike “GONADS!” he’ll know what that means…

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