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James Michael

James C. "Mike" Michael

Thursday, September 29th, 1932 - Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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James C. “Mike” Michael, age 87, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born September 29, 1932, in Cleveland, Oklahoma, the son of Lyman Curtis and Mildred Esther (Wickham) Michael.

Mike lived in Great Bend, Kansas, until the age 9 when his family moved to Ulysses. He graduated from Grant County Rural High School. He attended A&M, studying for three years in chemical engineering, until he was drafted into the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he lived in Denver, Colorado, and worked at Gates Rubber Company for six years. In 1973, he returned to Ulysses, where he lived the remainder of his life. Mike had a successful plumbing, building and remodeling business for many years. He helped start the Grant County Senior Center, drove the bus for senior center trips, and served as an EMT for Grant County EMS for 15 years.

Mike married O. Lavonne Reese on April 21, 1953, in Raton, New Mexico. She survives. Other survivors include his sons, Anthony of Ulysses and Troy of Albany, Oregon; two grandchildren, Curtis and Kara; and three great-grandchildren, Victor, Hugo, and Lucia.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Henry Duane Michael.

Funeral service will be Monday, October 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with military rites by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Friends may call Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the Grant County Senior Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at
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Randy Losey

Posted at 10:18pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I met Mike when they were build. the new Mexican food rest. on the west edge of Ulysses in 88-90 time frame. He was doing the plumbing and I was manager at Morgan Supply out of GC at the time and sold him pipe, fittings, and fixtures for that job, after that, We sold him and his son alot of plumbing material, always dropping it off at his brick home just north of the new rest. He was always so mild mannered and easy going. May he rest in peace

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