Michael Henry Mantel

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Michael Henry Mantel, 60, of Shawnee, KS passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at home.  Mike was born January 23, 1959 in Kansas City, KS to Henry (Hank) and Catherine (Kate) Mantel.

He attended St. Anthony’s Grade School, graduated from Bishop Ward High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science Printing Technology Degree from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. 

Mike was a member of Printers Union Local 16C, and worked at several Kansas City Area printing companies, among them Harmony Printing, American Litho, Ashcraft Printing, Lowell Press, Greystone Graphics and Prestige Litho, where he developed many lasting friendships.

On August 24, 1985 he married Marianne Miroslaw at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kansas City, KS and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Carly Mantel.

Mike was an avid sports fan, who loved his KU Jayhawks, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.  By far, his greatest sports pleasure was supporting Carly in her many athletic endeavors, whether it was on the field as a coach, or from the stands, as her biggest fan.  He enjoyed the simple pleasures of family get-togethers at Gardner Lake, playing golf with his brothers, spending time with his sisters and he cherished his wife and daughter, along with his large extended family and a multitude of life-long friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law Mary Catherine. Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 34 years, Marianne, and daughter Carly, brothers Ken, Jim (Patty) and sisters Kathy Novosel (Mike), Maggie Stalzer (Ray), JoAnn Gilstrap (Mark); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mike will be remembered for his ready smile and easy-going, fun-loving nature. Family and friends will treasure the memories of so many good times shared through the years. Mike was a life-long Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee, KS.

Mike’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love, kindness and support.  These special blessings have lifted us during our time of mourning.


Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203 on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Catholic Burial, with Father Scott Wallisch and Monsignor Michael Mullen presiding.  Luncheon in St Joseph McDevitt Hall will follow immediately after Mass.




  1. Jim Smith on March 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of Mike. I have had him and his loved ones in my prayers and thoughts since hearing of his passing. May he rest in eternal peace.

  2. Kathy(green)Thomas on March 8, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Ken, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  3. Phil and Teresa Sappenfield on March 8, 2019 at 9:18 am

    We were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Mike. You all have our heartfelt condolences and know that you are in our prayers.

  4. Aunt Mary Orlowski on March 8, 2019 at 8:36 am

    May he Rest In Peace, we all will miss him and his ready smile,love!

  5. George Gambill on March 8, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Marianne,I’m si sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.I just found out about this.I wont be able to make it to the serviece,but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything at all,or want to talk my number is 913 488 5500.my email is georgeg@gonextpage.com

  6. Bridget Sachen Fairchild on March 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I am so sorry very sorry for your lost. I will pray for the repose of Mike’s soul and the consolation of the family.

  7. Father Dennis Wait on March 7, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Dear family sorry to hear about Michael’s death just know we will be keeping him and all of you in our prayers peace in Jesus and Mary father Dennis and sanctuary of Hope prayer Center

  8. Marie Hamil on March 7, 2019 at 11:52 am

    We are so sorry to loose Mike. He was our neighbor on Sandusky (we lived in back on Orville). Many times there was a rousing b ball game in the alley.
    We will remember him in our prayers.
    Marie Hamil and family.

  9. Nancy Berrigan on March 7, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Dear Ken,
    There are no words to express our shock and sadness after learning about the recent loss of your brother. Please know that we are keeping you and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with all of you now and continue to hold you in the palm of His hand during this extremely difficult time.
    With Our Love and Deepest Sympathy
    Nancy & Paul Berrigan

  10. Marsha Smarker on March 7, 2019 at 11:45 am

    So very sorry to hear bless your family at this time of sadness.

  11. John L. Beck on March 6, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    John and Annette Beck send many,many Prayers. RIP ! Mike will be very missed! He will always be in the golf group forever!

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