Michael F. Dyer, 67 died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Stormont-Vale Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. He was born May 28, 1947 in Colby, Kansas the son of Denzel Charles & Lois Ann (Heaton) Dyer.
Michael moved with his family to Lakin, Kansas when he was a child. He attended elementary school in Lakin. They later moved to Deerfield, Kansas where Michael continued his schooling and graduated from Deerfield High School in 1965. He then attended and graduated from the Northwest Kansas Vo-Tech School in Goodland with an auto mechanics degree. Michael served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968. After the service he returned to Deerfield. He later moved to Salina, Kansas where he attended school and earned a degree in drafting. Michael lived in Nashville, Tennessee, Claremore, Oklahoma, and Deerfield, Kansas before moving to Garden City in 1991. He has lived in Garden City since. Michael worked as a draftsman and a landscaper. He was a member of Bible Christian Church in Garden City, a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of American, the American Legion, NRA, and Sand & Sage Rifle Club. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening.
On October 26, 1991, he married Kay Bush Oller in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include a son Gabe Dyer of Claremore, Oklahoma; two step-sons Brian Oller of Garden City, Kansas and Kevin Oller of Neosho, Missouri; a brother Bill Dyer of Mayetta, Kansas; and five grandchildren. Michael is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Chuck Dyer.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Bible Christian Church in Garden City with Pastor Scott Rosen, Pastor Bob Bates, and Joel Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Kansas with military graveside rites conducted by the Kansas Army Reserve National Guard. The family will be at Garnand Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday to visit with friends. The family requests memorials given to Bible Christian Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.