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Information for Robert Alexander Michaelis
21 September, 1911 26 February, 1996
From The Idaho Press Tribune
28 February, 1996

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Robert Michaelis

    Robert A. Michaelis, 84, of Nampa, died on Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, at a Nampa hospital.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. So. Pastors Robert L. Miller, Kenneth Ball and Stephen Borger will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Robert Alexander Michaelis was born on Sept. 21, 1911, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Henry and Pauline (Reuber) Michaelis.  He grew up in Russell County, attending school there and was confirmed in the German Lutheran Church built by his grandfather.  He farmed for his sister, Agatha, a widow, until he was called to the armed forces on June 13, 1942, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a supply clerk.  He served in No. Africa for a year and was honorably discharged on Dec. 26, 1945, at the end of WWII.  He came to Idaho from Kansas in 1947 and worked for his brother, August Michaelis of Michaelis Builders as a finish carpenter until he retired.  He used his skills in many areas at First Church of the Nazarene.  On June 1, 1948, he married Esther Thompson at the First Church of the Nazarene.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Melza Brown.  Rev. Vernon Wilcox was his Sunday School teacher for many years.  Robert served as a den father in the Boy Scouts of America for 4 years and assisted in Little League Baseball with his two sons.  Some of his greatest joys were watching his sons and grandsons ride in the rodeos and attending his family reunions in Kansas.  He was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.
    Robert is survived by his wife, Esther Michaelis, Nampa; 2 sons and daugh ters-in-law, Stephen and JoAnn, Portland, OR, and David and Konnie, Caldwell, ID; a daughter, Norma Cortez, Nampa; a son-in-law, Oscar Cortez, Nampa; grandchildren, Whitney Wishart, Portland, OR, Marcus and Mason Michaelis, Caldwell, ID, and Andrea and Matthew Cortez, Nampa; sisters, Agatha Keith in Kansas, Lorrine Lohoff in California; brothers, August Michaelis and his wife, Pat of Idaho and Leroy Michaelis in Kansas, Jacob Michaelis and his wife, Betty in Kansas; brother-in-law, Walter Horn in Kansas; sisters-in-law, Bessie Michaelis and Minnie Rufenacht both in Kansas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Pauline Michaelis; brother, Art; and sisters, Elma Lohoff and Clara Horn.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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