Advertisement

Obituaries

Obituaries

Michael Shaffer Holland 1940 - 2007 Russell

A celebration of life for Michael Shaffer Holland, 66, Russell, was Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell. Burial was at Russell City Cemetery. Mr. Holland died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Hays Medical Center.He was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Ellsworth, the son of Herbert N. and Helen M. Shaffer Holland. He graduated in 1958 from Russell High School, where he was all-state in football and basketball. He graduated from Kansas University in 1962 and Kansas University Law School in 1965. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.Mr. Holland became a law partner with his father. He was Russell County attorney from 1969 to 1975 and was named a fellow by the Kansas Bar Association in 1988.He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Russell, Russell Bar Association and Federal Bench Bar Committee. He had been president of the board of directors for Russell Regional Hospital. He was a member of the KU Athletic Board of Directors from 1986 to 1990.Mr. Holland received a black belt degree in Korean judo in 1967 and taught judo in Russell for a few years. He married Nancy Gaines on Feb. 5, 1972, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Michael S. II and Gene G., both of Russell; a sister, Catherine Holland, Russell; and a granddaughter.The family suggests memorials to the RCACF-Russell Regional Hospital Fund, sent in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.E-mail condolences may be sent at pvpmortuary@eaglecom.net.