John Christopher “Chris” Carmichael, age 55, died late Tuesday evening, November 29, 2011, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born July 23 ,1956, at Meade, Kansas the son of Frank S. and Barbara (Bridges) Carmichael. As a young boy he attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1974. A lifetime resident of Meade, he was a firefighter and custodian for the Meade Grade School.
He was a member of the Saint John Lutheran Church, Meade, serving on the church council for Practical Services; the Meade County and City Fire Departments serving for 28 years and was the acting Assistant Fire Chief. He enjoyed woodworking, assisting others and spending time with family and friends.
On April 9, 1983, he married Arnella Koehn at the United Methodist Church, Meade. She survives.
Other survivors include:
His children, Devin Werner and husband Chris of Cimarron, Kansas
Eddie Carmichael of Winfield, Kansas
Toby Carmichael of Meade, Kansas
Mother, Barbara of Abilene, Kansas
Stepmother, Wanda Carmichael of Meade, Kansas
A brother, Allen Carmichael and wife Susan of Garden City, Kansas
A grandchild, Braylee Werner of Cimarron, Kansas
Mother & Father-in-law, Leroy and Lila Koehn of Copeland, Kansas
Sister-in-laws, Daylene Connolly of Lewistown, Montana
Mandy Koehn and Melissa Koehn of Superior, Colorado
Niece & Nephews, Erin, Brandon, & Brett
He is preceded in death by his father, Frank.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Meade City Fire Department in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com