Michael Upchurch

Michael E. Upchurch, 60, of Leavenworth, died, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born May 30, 1953, in Leavenworth, the son of Harold E. and Minnie M. (Cooley) Upchurch.

On May 22, 1993, Michael married Mary C. Klasinski, in Leavenworth, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Christopher Upchurch of Leavenworth; two granddaughters, Samantha Messer of Leavenworth and Tosia Kolcz of Surprise, Ariz.; a grandson, Daniel Vanschoelandt of Lansing, Kan.; a sister, Glenda Stanfield of Moran, Kan.; and a niece, Minna (Josh) Bolt of Parsons, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kimm Vanschoelandt.

Michael retired from Diebold in May of 2011. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and bowling. Michael enjoyed family nights. He was a very loving and kind family man.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Trinity House. Arrangements made by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.