Arnold Clarence “Arnie” Michaelis, 81, Russell, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Salina Regional Hospital in Salina.

He was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Windsor, Colo., to Oscar C. and Elizabeth (Koppel) Michaelis.

He married Amelia Grace Schneider on April 1, 1956, in Russell. She preceded him in death Nov. 20, 2015. He started L&M Well Servicing in 1993 with Virgil Leiker and continued to operate the business after Leiker's passing.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Michaelis and Jerry Michaelis, both of Russell; two daughters, Roxanne Young, Iuka, and Judith Riebel, Russell; two brothers, Virgil Michaelis and Doug Michaelis, both of Salina; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randall Michaelis.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family greeting guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church Broadcasting or Russell Masonic Lodge in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent to the mortuary.