Michael A. Viebrock

Michael A. Viebrock passed away on January 27th, 2024 at the St. Mark’s Living Center in Austin, Minnesota. He was born in Clinton, Missouri on September 4th, 1951 to Fred and Shirley Viebrock. The family moved to Leavenworth, KS for his primary years and then to Lawrence, KS where he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1969. He attended the University of Kansas and spent time working for Kansas Color Press before starting his law enforcement career. He joined the Lawrence Kansas Police Department on June 5, 1973 where he served his community for 28 years. For 17 years he was a patrol officer and then assigned as a juvenile investigator in January, 1990. In October, 1991 he was promoted to detective and served in that position until retiring on September 24, 2001. He moved to Grand Lake, OK after retirement to pursue his passion for bass fishing. He returned to law enforcement in 2004 as an officer at the Tulsa International Airport Police Department. He served there until 2016. He moved to Minnesota in 2022
Mike was preceeded in death by his parents, Fred and Shirley Viebrock. He is survived by his wife, Diane; his siblings, Dave (wife, Connie), Juli (wife, Julie) and Paul (wife, Anna). He found great joy in his niece, Lisa, nephews, Andy, Matt, Blake, Dusty, Dima and Max and their families. Marriage to Diane brought step children, Erin and Adam and their families – of which there was mutual adoration. Mike enjoyed fishing, watching sports and was incredibly loyal to his family.
We will celebrate Mike’s life on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at Rumsey Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS. Visitation will be from 2-3 pm with the funeral service at 3 pm. A brief graveside service with police honor guard will follow at Oakhill Cemetery where he will be interred with his parents. In the spirit of Mike, please dress casual and wear your favorite sports team jersey. If you would like to honor Mike, please make memorial contributions to Outside for a Better Inside/Kids Fishing Derby in care of Rumsey Yost Funeral Home. Finally, his family would like to thank the staff at St. Marks Living Center for the loving care they provided and for being strong advocates for him when he was most vulnerable.

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Messages & Condolences

From Mike Malone...

Mike was a good cop and detective. He had a dry and wonderful sense of humor, which never detracted from his thorough and professional approach to his police work. Diane, I was out of town last week, so please accept my delayed condolences.

From Kevin Harmon...

I first met Mike on patrol at LPD and worked with him in the Detective Division as a peer and later his supervisor. I could always count on Mike. He took on some very hard tasks during our time in Detectives with professionalism and a resolve to do the best job he could. I will remember him as a friend as well. Rest easy.

From Kevin L Fisher...

Mike was a great guy as was all of the Viebrock family.

From Dave Affalter...

To the Family He was cool guy, from just another member of the LHS🦁CLASS of 69, as well as another Fixture From the Old YUK, here to say good buy & R I P ; Say Hi to my Baby Brother MIKE.
Dave Affalter

From JD & Sharon Cleavinger...

Diane Family
Dave Connie Juli Julie Paul Anna & Families
Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of Mike. Mike’s influence on many young lives will certainly be celebrated & missed.

From Jim Punkin O’Connell...

I first knew Mike when he played baseball in South Park for Coach Roy Taylor. Mike and I would often play golf together at Alvamar Public course. When he was an officer with the zpD he would often stop by the Yuk club so I could ride around a few hours. Sorry but I will be out of state and miss your funeral Mike.

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