Vernon D. Michael 1914 - 2010 Lawrence
A memorial service for Dr. Vernon D. Michael, 96, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. There will be no burial as he donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center.
He died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar of congestive heart failure.
He was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Chicago, the son of Howard Dalton Michael and Elsie Ashenbrenner Michael.
He attended Zook High School in Zook, Kan., McPherson College, where he received a bachelor’s degree, and Kansas University, where he received a master’s degree and a doctorate in education.
He was a professor of education at Baker University in Baldwin City from 1954 to 1978.
He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa association for educators; First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, KS; and the Rotary Club in Baldwin City.
He married Hazel Miller on June 19, 1940, in Larned. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son, Dave Michael, Edgerton; a daughter, Dr. Barbara Michael, Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Herbert Michael, Iowa City, Iowa; and five grandchildren.
The family requests memorial gifts to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202 or www.heifer.org.