John L. Michael

September 19, 1946April 2, 2018

John L. Michael, 71, of Warsaw passed away on April 2, 2018. John was born on September 19, 1946, in Kansas City, MO., to Robert and Marie Michael. He lived most of his life in Independence, MO., until he retired to Lake of the Ozarks. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1966 until January 1972. He was an active member of the VFW post 2559, Elks Lodge 2783, and American Legion 0217. John enjoyed fishing, grilling, classic country music, dancing, and entertaining family and friends. John was proceeded in death by his parents; sister, Roberta Boyer; and brother, Ronald Michael. John is survived by his wife Brenda of 27 years; daughters, Janet Pavlovsky, Dawn Duffett and her husband, Breck; sister Pam Ratliff and her husband, Jack; sister-in-law, Judy Michael; and grandchildren, John, Landon, Kalena, and Jaelyn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Robert Michael, Father
  • Marie Michael, Mother
  • Brenda Michael, Wife
  • Janet Pavlovsky, Daughter
  • Dawn (Breck) Duffett, Daughter
  • Pam (Jack) Ratliff, Sister
  • Roberta Boyer, Sister
  • Ronald Michael, Brother
  • Judy Michael, Sister-in-law
  • John, Landon, Kalena and Jaelyn, Grandchildren

  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018

John L. Michael

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Lisa and John Jardine

April 6, 2018

To my dear sister Brenda and the entire Michael family. We are so sadden for your loss. John was a wonderful man. Always quick with a joke and a smile. He was always so caring and giving, willing to help us with whatever he could. But what I loved most about him is the way he loved my sister.... totally and completely.... he will be greatly missed but will always be in our hearts.

Lynn Patno

April 6, 2018

With love to my beautiful sister Brenda, I send my prayers and hugs. I remember when you introduced me to John I knew by the light in your eyes that this was the man you were meant to share your life with. You were both blessed with sharing family, joy, laughter, dancing, fishing, cooking but more importantly the love and friendship between you. God bless you. John soar with the angels.

Marilyn Donahue

April 5, 2018

To my dear daughter Brenda and all of John's family I want to express my deepest sorrow for your great loss. John was a top notch son-in-law. we shared many good times and he was ready to help with projects and also to share great meals with me and Bill. He will be missed by many. God's Blessing to all. With lots of love!!!

Jack & Judy Youngs

April 4, 2018

To Brenda and John's family, our sincerest condolences to each of you. John was a wonderful, fun loving friend, and we will miss him terribly. He was a good Elk member and was always there to assist in cummunity efforts when called upon. He was one of the nicest guys we've ever known. R.I.P John and dance with the angels.