George Badsky Maichel 1916 - 2008 Overbrook
Overbrook - Funeral services for George Badsky Maichel, 91, Overbrook, will be at 1 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial with military honors will follow in Overbrook Cemetery.Dr. Maichel died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his home.He was born June 22, 1916, in Overbrook, the son of George E. and Bertha Badsky Maichel. He graduated from Overbrook Rural High School in 1933 and from Kansas State University in 1938 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Maichel served in the U.S. Army as a major in the 9th and 27th Cavalry during and after World War II, from 1941 to 1946. He participated in the Po River Valley Campaign, for which he received a Battle Star.He practiced veterinary medicine in Overbrook and the surrounding area. He was a general food animal practitioner throughout his life. He was also a cattleman and state sale inspector for the Overbrook Sale Barn. Dr. Maichel was a member and past president of the Kansas State Board of Veterinary Examiners. He served on the board of directors of the Kansas State Bank of Overbrook for 50 years. He was a past commander of American Legion Anderson-Raible Post 239 in Overbrook. He had served on the Overbrook City Council. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity and a lifetime member of both the American Veterinary Association and the Kansas Veterinary Association. He also was a member of the State Presidents Club, Kansas State Steer-A-Year Club, Kansas Livestock Association, American Livestock Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Retired Military Officers Club and the Elks Club. He was also a member of the Santa Fe Trail Historical Association and Overbrook United Methodist Church.He enjoyed traveling around the world with his wife, and they were part of the People to People Goodwill Tour to South America.Dr. Maichel married Meta Louise Brown on Dec. 20, 1941, in Overbrook. They shared 53 years of marriage. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a son, George W.Survivors include two daughters, Sally Jo Maichel Wiebe, Palm Gardens, Fla., and Jacqualine Lea Maichel Boeka, Overbrook; two grandsons, Ryan David Wiebe and Brian D. Drumm; and many cousins, in-laws and friends.The family suggests memorials to the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund, sent in care of Kansas State Bank, 400 Maple St., Overbrook 66524.