|Birth: ||May 15, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1975|
Michael Gephardt, son of Joseph Gephardt and Alma Krause, was born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI., the brother of six known siblings: Howard, Leona, Charlotte, Elroy, Walter and Harriet Gephardt.
He and Lela Margaret Page married 23 May 1947, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY. The couple had no children.
A U.S. Army veteran, "Mike" joined the Grand Island, NE, Police Department in 1948. He worked his way through the ranks, was appointed chief in 1958 and served in that capacity until his retirement in December, 1973.
He died in the Grand Island Veterans Administration Hospital and was laid to rest in Grand Island Cemetery 8 Mar 1975.
"Lincoln Evening Journal" [Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE], Friday, 7 Mar 1975, p. 13
Funeral services for former Grand Island Police Chief Michael F. Gephardt, 59, will be held in Grand Island Saturday morning. He joined the force in 1948 and was appointed chief in February 1958, serving in that post until his retirement Dec. 1, 1973.
Lela Margaret Page Gephardt (1910 - 2002)
Grand Island Cemetery
Maintained by: J.K.Erickson
Originally Created by: Carol Page Tilson
Record added: May 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69406208
Still miss you, Uncle Mike. Thanks for all the occasions when you served as my second dad.|
Carol Page Tilson
Added: May. 6, 2011