Published 12/17/2012 in ObituariesLAKIN — William Howard McMichael, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.
He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Kearny County, to Frank E. and Lewren McMichael.
On Aug. 20, 1945, he married Vada Louise Barnes in Syracuse. He later re-married, on Sept. 18, 1993, to Fiorella J. Moyer, in Lakin. Both wives preceded him in death.
Mr. McMichael was a lifetime Kearny County resident and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an operator at the Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co.
Survivors include two sons, Richard McMichael, Hooker, Okla., and Wayne McMichael, Farmerville, La.; two stepchildren, Steven Moyer, Lakin, Shirley Diepenbrock, Garden City; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; two brothers, Paul and Marvin McMichael; and two sisters, Devira McGee and Latha McCarty.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Lakin.
Burial will take place at the Lakin Cemetery.
Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.
Memorials are suggested to Kearny County Library in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., P.O. Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860.
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He was my hero..
I worked with Howard at KN for years, and he was one of the most stand up guys I ever knew. I was already missing the visits with him and Vada when I was a young man.
Please accept my condolences for the family - We will all miss him greatly!
Posted by: Fred Neff on 12/18/2012