Michael John Nunez, Sr.

Graveside services for Michael John Nunez, 72, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS, followed by a potluck starting at 1:30 pm at El Matador Café, 446 Locust Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Michael passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, KS. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking his loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.

Michael was born July 12, 1948 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Pablo and Mary (Garcia) Nunez.
He is survived by his children; Michael Nunez Jr., Danielle (James) Sanders, brothers; Nicholas, John, Paul Nunez, sisters; Maxinne Nunez, Jean Walters, grandchildren; Trey Nunez, Joseph Torres, Onica Torres, Jasmine Nunez, Mikaela Nunez, Michael Nunez, Janessa Goebel, great-grandchildren; Tobias Torres, Vincent Torres, life partner, Judy Walters, Judy’s children; L. Michelle Gorden, Stephanie Whittaker, Judy’s grandchildren; Natasha Whittaker, Kendra (Josh) Smith, Mikayla Kimmel, Jessica Gorden, Julia Gorden, Angela Gorden, Tristyn Barnes, and Judy’s seven great-grandchildren.
Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Nunez and parents.

Michael will be lying-in-state, Friday, October 16, 2020 from 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Please be aware that only 45 people are allowed inside the mortuary at one time due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking his loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.

With social distancing in place, and masks being required, family and friends are welcome to attend in person or while listening to the service from their vehicles on the radio station 89.7 FM provided by Warren McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. orville church on October 14, 2020 at 11:13 am

    sorry for your loss. what a good guy. always had that smile on his face. rest in peace my friend.

  2. Janice Simmons on October 14, 2020 at 11:50 am

    So sorry for your loss, Mike was great guy to work with. I worked with Mike for some years at KU. He will be missed. Sending prayers to the family. RIH

  3. Gary L. Wheeler on October 14, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Bless all, my thoughts and prayers to the Nunez family.

  4. Rita Solis Chavez on October 15, 2020 at 12:03 am

    To the Nunez family, I have so many memories of Mike he was a dear loved on I owe a lot to Mike Nike and their daddy they always looked out for me and my kids when we lived in Lawrence. Lisa always brought me hot peppers from his garden as we speak I have some hot ones in my freezer he send me 2 weeks ago. I will miss him dearly. He was a wonderful person.

  5. Janice Lopez on October 15, 2020 at 10:10 am

    So Sorry for your Loss . Went to School with Michael. Thoughts and Prayers for the Family Lopez Family

  6. Gary Gilliland on October 15, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Sorry for your loss, what a good guy

  7. Nicholas Nunez on October 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    We all belong to God and to him we must return…
    A big hug from the distance sharing with family and friends the pain left by your departure

    Nick and Edda

  8. Maxine Nunez on October 16, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Our family will miss Mike for so many reasons. Everybody loved Uncle Mike. He had a good smile that showed off his dimples. He was a great cook. His family parties had the best food. Mike was a devoted son to our mother. He was always available to her. Mike was the conciliator in our family when issues arose. He was a Will Rodgers type of person. He was always comfortable meeting new people and making them feel comfortable. He was generous of heart. If someone needed help, Mike was first in line to help. Mike has always been a harder worker ever since he started selling the Journal World on the street as a youngster and then on to a paper route. He served his country proudly as a member of the US Navy during the Viet Nam war. He had wicked comebacks when being humorous. He was our sweet Michael.

  9. Dusty Rider on October 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I hold nothing but good memories of Mike and the entire Nunez family. Made lifelong friends when Mike was in 4th grade and Nick, Maxine and I were in the 5th. Mike was always in high spirits. It’s a lesser world without him.

  10. Mike Ramirez Sr on October 19, 2020 at 9:26 am

    To: Family of Mike Nunez
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. He and I grew up together all through our lives. He was such a loyal friend through out my life time, and also showed respect for everyone. Mike made this world a better place, just by being Mike. I will always remember him in my prayers, and to the Nunez family my sincere condolences to all of you. Keep the faith, and always remember Mikes in a better place now with God, always looking down on the family to unite and protect all of you. Rest In Peace Mike, and thank you for being my friend throughout my years.

  11. Rosalee Nunez,Tulsa,Oklahoma on October 20, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Condolences to the Nunez family! Mike u will be greatly missed by all of us Thanks for all the wonderful things you did for me and my children nd for you and d Debbie being their next set of parents,I will. Never forget you. My heart is full of sadness but I remember back when you lays liked hearing the song REUNITED by Peaches and Herb and you and Debbie would ♥ always dance to that. Now you and her are REUNITED once again and dancing to that song! Rest in Peace

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