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MSGT Kenneth J. Michels (ret)

September 5, 1951 - January 3, 2020

MSGT Kenneth J. Michels (ret), age 68 of Granbury, Texas, passed away on Friday January 3, 2020. Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday January 10, 2020 at DFW National Cemetery; Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 9, 2020 at Martin’s Funeral Home, Granbury.

Ken Michels spent the majority of his adult life as a…read more

MSGT Kenneth J. Michels (ret), age 68 of Granbury, Texas, passed away on Friday January 3, 2020. Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday January 10, 2020 at DFW National Cemetery; Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 9, 2020 at Martin’s Funeral Home, Granbury.

Ken Michels spent the majority of his adult life as a member of the Air National Guard where he obtained the rank of Master Sergeant (MSG). In 1970 he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as an avionics technician on A-7 aircraft in the 112th Tactical Fighter Wing.

He later transferred to the Texas Air National Guard as an avionics technician on C-130 aircraft as a member of the 136th Airlift Wing. In 1985 he became a full-time technician with the 136th, where he served until his retirement in December of 2009. During his time in the Guard, MSG Michels supported his units’ mission numerous times with temporary duties to Panama, Germany, and Antarctica, as well as several states throughout the U.S.

MSG Michels was also activated to active duty Air Force and deployed to Kuwait for Desert Storm and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan for Operation IraqiFreedom/Operation Afghani Freedom.

During his 39+ years of service, MSG Michels received numerous medals and awards for his contributions to the assigned missions. His favorite mission was that of being a “Grumpa” to his granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife Christine Brooks.

Survived by his daughter Kathleen Brooks, son-in-law Donnie Mayeux, and granddaughters Kailey, Kharli, Kailyn and Kolins.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Martin's Funeral Home

100 S. Morgan St
Granbury, Texas 76048

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

DFW National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
DALLAS, TX 75211

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

DFW National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
DALLAS, TX 75211

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