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Francis L. 'Mike' Michaelis

October 1, 1922 — February 9, 2019

Francis L. "Mike" Michaelis, age 96, of Kansas City, Missouri, was greeted by our Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2019. All services will be held at his long-time parish, Christ the King Catholic Church located at 8510 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64114, which he and his family were founding members of. The family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m., the Rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m., and Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13th. Burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
He was born on October 1, 1922 in Paxico, Kansas, to his parents John Henry and Rose (Glotzbach) Michaelis. Mike was one of ten children. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. As 2nd Lieutenant, he piloted B-17s in WWII. On his last mission, his plane took on enemy fire. Despite his serious injuries, he remained at his position, submitting to first-aid only after the mission was successfully completed. For his meritorious gallantry, he received the Air Medal, Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Mike attended the University of Kansas and graduated with Engineering and Business Degrees. He was a petroleum engineer at Sinclair and later at KS-OKLA Machine Tools. He was also an avid golfer, and KU Basketball fan. He enjoyed watching the stock market and loved spending time with family and friends.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Theresa; his children John Michaelis and Margaret "Maggie" Hanners; his grandchildren Emma and Nate Hanners; and by his siblings, Walter Michaelis (Gerry) and Roberta Michaelis Kraus (Larry). He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose; and siblings, Elsie Michaelis Renyer, Leona Michaelis Schmidt (Elmer), Julius "Mike" Michaelis (Eleanor), Hubert "Jim" Michaelis, Mildred Michaelis Sims, Leonard Michaelis, and Carl Michaelis.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations go to Christ the King Catholic Church.
Visitation Christ the King Church

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

8510 Wornall RdKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Rosary Christ the King Church

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8510 Wornall RdKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Mass of Christian Burial Christ the King Church

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

8510 Wornall RdKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1:15 PM

7601 Blue Ridge BlvdKansas City, Missouri 64138
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