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Aug. 21, 1937 - July 12, 2017 ALVA In Memory ofGilbert MichaelisBorn Aug. 21, 1937, in Great Bend, KS, the son of H.E. "Mac" Michaelis and Bernice (Lipprand) Michaelis passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, at the age of 79. He now joins his wife, Roberta Joan Michaelis, who passed away Sept. 4, 2004. He is survived by Dale and Kathye Michaelis, Oklahoma City; Mike and Dana Michaelis, Argyle, TX; B.J. and Sheila Michaelis, of Parker, CO; and Patricia Michaelis, of Tulsa, OK; 11 grandchildren, Misty, Alan, Adrienne, Derek, Austin, Brandon, Michaela, Devin, Jared, Baxter, and Garret; and six great-grandchildren, Beckett, Reese, Declan, Telesa, Raven, and Jaden. Gilbert grew up in Russell and Great Bend, KS and graduated from Great Bend Senior High School and then entered the United States Air Force. He and his wife, Roberta, settled in Alva, OK and raised their family. Gilbert owned and operated Mid Continent Insurance Agency until his death. He was an active aviator and Mason. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Northwestern OSU Foundation, Roberta Michaelis Memorial Scholarship (https://my.nwfoundation.com); or to the Alva Masonic Lodge. Family Visitation is at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva, OK, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services: Alva First Baptist Church, Wednesday, July 19, 10 a.m., the Rev. Chris Ruwaldt, Pastor, officiating. Interment: Alva Municipal Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. https//my.nwfoundation.com Condolences may be made online at: www.whartonfuneralchapel.com www.whartonfuneralchapel.com
Published in The Oklahoman on July 17, 2017
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