Graveside services for Carl F. Mibeck, 82, Ottawa, KS, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. He died on Monday, November 19, 2012 at his home.
Carl was born on July 2, 1930 in Independence, KS the son of Jacob G. and Dot G. (Mortiner) Mibeck.
He received a MA in History from the University of Kansas and an MA in Education from UCLA .
He was an educator at Lawrence High School USD 497 for 21 years until he retired in 1990. He was a former Debate Coach at Lawrence High School from 1971 – 1983 and received five state champions. He was the City Commissioner of Lawrence in 1975. He had also been a tennis coach and continued to playing after his retirement.
He married Jane Anita Berschauer on November 22, 1961 in Wichita, KS. She preceded him in death June 29, 1998.
Carl is survived by his only son, Jack R. Mibeck, Ottawa. He was also preceded in death by sister, Rosemary Smith; and brother, Jack M. Mibeck.
The family will greet friends on Monday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain mortuary in Lawrence. A music rendition will be played by his son at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Midland Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
– – – – – – Carl Mibeck was born July 2, 1930 in Independence, Kansas. When he went home from Mercy Hospital in
Independence, he moved into a house in the Suburban area south of Independence, across from the country club with his
parents, older brother, and baby sister. The Country club has since been re-developed into Montgomery County
Community College. Carl spent his first 5 years living there with his family, until his father had to move into the Wichita,
Kansas veterans hospital to be treated for lung damage received in the war from mustard gas. Carl attended school from
the 3rd grade up to completion of college at Wichita University. He attended his first serious graduate work and received
Master of Education, (Psychology Major,) from UCLA in 1963. He later attended an honorary post masters scholarship, and
received a second Masters degree in 1969 from Kansas University in 20th Century Intellectual history. He also attended
other institutes and workshops, taking courses in social studies and debate, including an ndea scholarship to Notre Dame
in the summer of 1967.
Carl began his teaching experience in 1954 at Salina school district. After 9 years, he and his wife moved to Shawnee
Mission, where he taught 5 years in the Shawnee Mission school both at Shawnee Mission North and East. He culminated
his teaching experience with 21 years at Lawrence High School, retiring in the spring of 1990.
Carl was always interested in politics, teaching his friends and students. His favorite politicians were
1. Eleanor Roosevelt
2. Norman Thomas
3. Robert Kennedy
4. Bill Clinton
People that influenced his life most were
Dot Mibeck – mother
Harry M. Corbin, Jr. – doubles partner and president of Wichita
Dorothy Banze (bonzay)