Michael (“Mike”) Edward Schubert, 68, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2020 with his children Ami Causey, Brandon Schubert, Melynda Schubert-Weston and Aaron Schubert by his side. The son of the late Clarence Schubert and Margaret Linhardt Schubert, Mike was born February 22, 1952 in Decatur, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jerry Stroessner and Tom Schubert. He is survived by his brother David Stroessner of Puyallup, WA, children Ami Causey (John) of Fayetteville, AR, Brandon Schubert (Katie) of Frisco, TX, Melynda Schubert-Weston (Patrick) of Frisco, TX and Aaron Schubert of Palestine, TX. Mike leaves behind nine grandchildren: CJ Tyson, Terrell Tyson, Marine Corporal Ryley Schubert, Elliott Schubert, Rory Schubert, Liam Schubert, Kailey Campos, Khloey Campos and Mable Schubert.
Seeking to get as far away from chicken farms as possible, Mike pointed his hot rod north and ended up at Lake of the Ozarks where at age 18 he landed a job at Tan-Tar-A Resort under the watchful eye of Jim-Bob Lewis, where he would advance from Greens Mower to Assistant Director of Golf. Mike served six years in the U.S. National Guard and remained at Tan-Tar-A for nearly 15 years before a chance opportunity to be the Golf Course Superintendent at Maumelle Country Club drew him back to Arkansas in 1985. A short five years later Mike and family were headed back to the Lake of the Ozarks where he would go on to serve as Superintendent and General Manager of Lake Valley Country Club in Camdenton, MO. Always a Lakers Fan, the move back to Camdenton was as much about his children as it was his career. During his time in Camdenton Mike forged many great friendships and created some long-lasting memories, including watching his oldest son win a State Championship with his beloved Lakers in 1995. Later in his life Mike spent several years at Big Cedar Country Club in Fairfield, TX, where he oversaw golf course operations and one of the country’s largest tree farms. In 2008 Mike accepted the challenge to move to Germany tasked with becoming the first person to ever construct a natural grass putting green on the top deck of the Royal Caribbean Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. With that milestone behind him, Mike settled in as Golf Course Superintendent at The Links at Oklahoma City.
It was often said that Mike was the life of the party, and based on the outpouring of love and well wishes from the medical staff whose lives he touched during his final days, it was evident he lived out his mantra to the end: If you can’t dazzle ‘em with brilliance…baffle ‘em with bullsh#t.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday October 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Lake Valley Golf Club, 367 C.C. Blair Drive, Camdenton, MO 65020. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or (800) 342-2383.
Posted online on October 16, 2020