Dr. Michael D. Giessel, 70, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Dr. Giessel was born January 28, 1948, the son of John and Inez Birzer Giessel, growing up in Larned, Kansas. Mike attended St. Lawrence High School Seminary in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He earned his doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Mike served as past president of the Kansas Dermatological Society and the Shawnee County Medical Society and was retired from his dermatology practice in Topeka.

In 1974, Michael and Cindy Nelson were united in marriage, enjoying 43 years together. He was an avid KU fan, enjoyed time at Lake Wabaunsee, playing with the grandchildren and traveling.

Grateful to have shared Mike’s life are his wife, Cindy; children, Amanda Peterson (Chuck), Sarah Parrish (Marc) and Jerrod Giessel (Katie); grandchildren, Doug and Emily, Anna and Bennett, and Daegan, Kasen and Pierson; siblings, Madalene Miller (Sandy), Tom Giessel (Sheryl) and JayGiessel (Kat).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the Church. Inurnment will be private in Mount Calvary Cemetery.