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1960 Michael 2020

Michael Higbee

July 18, 1960 — December 13, 2020

Michael L. Higbee was born on July 18, 1960, in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Jack L. & Nancy A. (Reed) Higbee. Michael graduated from Mankato High School, class of 1978. Following high school, Michael attended Cloud County Community College, and then Kansas State University, before returning to the family farm.

Michael was a farmer his entire adult life, and enjoyed spending time outdoors and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and playing cards in Belleville at the café.

Michael passed away on December 13, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 60 years, 4 months, and 25 days.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother in law Jeremy Nelson, niece Kassidy Nelson, and his special companion Lucky, his dog who has been awaiting Michael’s arrival in heaven.

He will be forever remembered by his mother Nancy of Formoso, sister Christel Nelson of Courtland, sister Jeannea Thomas of Osborne, his nieces, Mccaela, Cheyenne, Mable and Jackie Nelson, and a community of friends.

Friends may sign Michael’s book on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, from 9am – 5pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.

Graveside Memorials Services will be held on Friday, December 18th, 2020, at 2:00 pm, at Balch Cemetery, rural Formoso.

Friends and family attending the services are requested to wear jeans, coveralls, bibs with a ball cap, or other casual and comfortable attire.

Additionally, persons attending the services are requested to wear masks or other facial coverings, and to practice social distancing.

Memorials are requested to the Formoso Community Church, or the Bryan Health Foundation to assist COVID families, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Higbee family with these services,

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Higbee, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Friends May Sign Register Book

Thursday, December 17, 2020

9:00am - 5:00 pm

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home

1104 20th St, Belleville, KS 66935

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 18, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm

Balch Cemetery - Formoso

201 Patterson St, Formoso, KS 66942

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