Sep 29,1941---Jun 01,2021

Michael R. Novosel, Sr., 79, of Shawnee, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 PM followed by a visitation until 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday, June 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Bishop Ward High School or St. Joseph Catholic Church.  

Mike was born September 29, 1941 in Kansas City, KS to Michael L. and Catherine (Cukor) Novosel. He attended St. John the Baptist Grade School, Bishop Ward High School, Rockhurst College, and the University of Kansas. In 1963, he married the love of his life Kathy Mantel, instantly gaining five siblings and in-laws he loved. Growing up as an only child, assuming the title of older brother was a role he carried out with pride throughout his life.  He worked for Gas Service Company for many years, retiring in 2001. During that time, he was involved in many civic organizations and mentored many people. In his retirement, Mike volunteered at Catholic Charities, Olathe Medical Center, and was a member of the Serra Club. Mike is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathy (Mantel) Novosel, their three children; son Mike (Liz) Novosel and their children Kathleen (Sam) Osbern, Kelly and Drew Novosel, son Chris (Amie) Novosel and their children, Nicholas, Hallie and Emma, daughter Ann (Craig) Elbert and their children Hank, Claire, Mitch and Pete, and one great grandson Will Osbern.

Mike lived life with a lot of joy.  He treasured his faith, his weekly adoration hour and attending daily Mass. He cherished his wife and loved spending time with family.  He looked forward to big family meals, holidays, family vacations, golf trips with the brothers, and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.  Over the years, he coached many CYO football teams, 3&2 baseball teams and is still adored by many former players.  Mike’s humor and hospitality were endearing to all those who knew him.  He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather – always generous with his time and affection.  He loved life, and he will be dearly missed.


The family wishes to thank Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care for the loving care they provided to Mike as well as his family. 


Andrew Oldham Jun 02 ,2021

Friend ,Monterey ,California

One of the finest, kindest gentlemen I have been blessed to know. He taught me the value of kindness and cheer, many years ago. Thank you Mr. Novosel.

Susan Jun 03 ,2021

Was married to Jim Mercer ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Thinking of you and your family wishing you comfort during this time of sorrow

Jon Eklund Jun 03 ,2021

Mike, Chris, Ann and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family during this difficult time.

TR Jun 03 ,2021

Friend ,Chicago ,Illinois

Novy Praying for you and your family. Your Dad was a fun loving big heart. He will be missed. TR…

Joe Gravino Jun 03 ,2021

Special ,Olathe ,Kansas

I don't know if Mike did this with others but he called me Son almost as often as he used my name. What a great, loving and Christian example he was.

Peter Bastulli Jun 03 ,2021

He was my Second Dad ,Cleveland ,Ohio

To the Novosel Family, It is with such sadness that I send a note in remembrance of a great man!! Mr Nov was so special and was so good to me. He is one of a handful of people that I can say truly helped mold what I am today as a father, husband and person. To know him was to laugh with him. To Mrs Novy - Mom - my heart is broken but I am comforted by the fact that he is at peace. You are in my prayers and thank you for what you did for him all these years Mike, Chris and Ann - and of course your special spouses - you all had that special connection with your Dad. He was someone you called and shared everything with that happened in your life. What makes this hard is this is the first thing in your life that has happened that you can't pick up the phone and share with your Dad. But from the sorrow will come great memories and peace and celebration of a great man who lived life to its fullest and loved you all very much!! May God Bless Michael Robert Novosel Sr. always and may God Bless the Novosel Family. Love Always, Bas

Sam Calabrese Jun 03 ,2021

Friend ,Inverness ,Illinois

Novosel Family, I know that you must be at a loss because you lost a Husband, Father, and Grandpa that was equally a dear friend at the same time to all that had the opportunity. My heart is heavy for you all because I know the love that you shared with this great guy. God Bless You.

David Burger Jun 03 ,2021

Friend, fellow parishioner ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Kathy, Paula and I are saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Having seen you and Mike so many times at Mass and parish functions, his absence will be so obvious. We know that he has already heard, "well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into your Master's joy." Let the many good memories you shared overtake your sadness and know that is our prayer for you and your family.

Paul Boone Jun 03 ,2021

Friends ,Olathe ,Kansas

Prayers for the Novosel Family.. Godspeed Coach! Yes, 45 years later but my favorite CYO Coach.

Larry and Dot Ruby Jun 03 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We send our condolences and prayers to all the family.

John Martin Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Roeland Park ,Kansas

My condolences at this time to the Novosel family. He was a great man and will be missed by many.

Jim and Ann Roberts Jun 04 ,2021

Friends of the family ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Our hearts were saddened when we were told of Mike's death. What a great guy he was. We wish to offer our sincerest condolences, may her rest in Peace.

John Fox Jun 04 ,2021

Friend of Mike & Chris ,Murdock ,Nebraska

Mike & Chris and My prayers are for your grieving hearts, I didn't know your father but I do know he raised two fine Men in you two. Wow ! You can't hide from genetics, Mike you and your father are absolutely similar in appearance. Honor your Father by treating your family's like he treated his. Please celebrate all the great Joy you shared with him. God Bless you during this trial.

Howard & Gwyn Dickinson Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Kathy and Family, We just heard about Mike. We are so sorry for your loss. Like so many others you know we thought the world of Mike. We are out state on vacation, but know we will have you all in our prayers and our thoughts. I know Mike has a special place in God’s heart. We were just talking last week about the Colorado spruce in the yard. Always a fond memory. Howard and Gwyn

Mark & Michelle Guarnieri Jun 04 ,2021

friend ,Cheshire ,Connecticut

We are all saddened by this news. Uncle pippin will always hold a place in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace!

Carol and Ed Zarda Jun 04 ,2021

Friends ,Shawnee ,Kansas

To the Novasel family. We’re so sorry to hear about Mike’s death. Around all the years our kids were growing up together and going to school together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Scott Turner Jun 04 ,2021

Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to your families. He was an awesome person

Bob & Dolores Holton Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Sorry for your loss, Mike was a really nice guy, God bless you all, and God help your family through this tough time. In our prayers.

Beth Baker Wiebe Jun 04 ,2021

Extended family cousin ,Branson ,Missouri

Dearest Kathy, Mike, Chris, Ann and families, My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I have such amazing memories of Mike’s laughter and smile! What a joy you were able to call him your husband and father for so many years! Heaven just had a huge welcome party! I picture all our family hugging and fellowshipping right now in the presence of our precious Jesus! Someday we will join them all, and until then we pray you might be comforted in your lonely days and supported in your grief and loss. Our heavenly hope sustains us! May you feel the loving arms of God hold you near!

Margo Renyer Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Kathy sending our sincere Sympathies and Prayers for Your Husband Mike and for Your Family. Cherish Now Your wonderful Memories which are Many 🙏 Sincerely Margo & Vic Renyer

Greg and Melissa Nachbat Jun 04 ,2021

Greg and I were saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. Greg always spoke fondly of Mike as his CYO coach. Such a kind man and good and faithful servant of our Lord. We know he is reaping his reward in heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mike Mikesic Jun 04 ,2021

God son ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

Mike ‘the Godfather’ was half of the Best Godparent’s anyone could have had. I loved being able to participate in the Men Under Construction with Mike the last few years before he could no longer attend. Mr Novosel will be truly miss. If anyone has the short track to Heaven, it would be Mike.

Brucie Mikesic Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

Kath, words cannot express my sadness @ your loss. I am sure that Tony has welcomed him joyfully! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Brucie.

Vicki Charlesworth Jun 04 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Mike served on the City Council and was an early board member for our senior transportation program at the City of Shawnee. He was one of the kindest most considerate people I worked with and our community was a better place because of him.

Tim Lockyear Jun 05 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Mr. Novosel was a wonderful and kind man. He and the whole Novosel family welcomed me in when I was new to Kansas City. Always a smile and a kind word. Forever grateful. I am sure my experience is similar for many, many people. He and Kathy have a wonderful legacy in Mike, Ann, Chris and their families. A life lived well.

Michael McQuillan Jun 05 ,2021

Friend ,Ogallala ,Nebraska

Mike & Chris, so sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. What a gentleman and a truly nice person. Thoughts and prayers for you and the rest of the Novosel family.

Dwane Wills, Overland Park, KS Jun 05 ,2021

Neighbor Across The Fence, Quivira Rd ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Kathy and families: Condolences on Mike's passing. We were neighbors across the fence from the Quivira side in the 1970's. Mike and I worked together on merit badges I purchased for Scout's. Kathy, a nurse took Bea to the emergency room when she cut herself with a bow saw cutting tree branches. You were good neighbors. Rest in peace Mike.

Jim Dunn Jun 05 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I’m so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave Holtwick Jun 06 ,2021

Friend ,Wellsville ,Kansas

So sorry to learn of Mike's passing. Mike was a blessing to many and will certainly be missed. Praying for comfort and peace for Kathy and the family.

Anne M Lattimer Jun 06 ,2021

friend and neighbor ,Shawnee ,Kansas

My sons and I have so many special memories of Mike and all the Novosel family. Mike always left a person smiling. He will be missed and was SO loved. Hugs to you all, Kathy.

Dixie & Bob Waters Jun 06 ,2021

Neighbor ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dear sweet neighbor- Mike will be sorely missed. We cherish fond memories of his love for you, his family & his love for life. He was always joyful and that made being around him a blessing. Our faith & hope rest in knowing we will be reunited with loved ones again. We were made for Eternity. Mike is now Healed in Heaven. May Gods peace surround you and you loved ones as you journey forward. Blessings.

Ellen and Lou Desalvo Jun 06 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee

Kathy, We got to know you and Mike through Rockhurst and our grandsons. You both were so friendly and we enjoyed visiting with you at church. Mike was such a nice person and he will be missed. Ellen and Lou DeSalvo

Tunie Hernandez Jun 06 ,2021

Long time friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

May Mike's soul rest in peace and running on that treadmill in the YMCA in Heaven. Much love and peace to all the Novosel and Mantel family. I will keep all in my prayers and intentions daily and during that 7 am Holy Hour with Jesus that Mike and Kathy shared every Wednesday morning. I love you all!

Mike Mullen Jun 06 ,2021

Friend ,Overland park ,Kansas

Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a gentleman, family man, man of deep faith. He was with my dad when he had a hole in one in a tournament and we talked about it often. He also was a big supporter of Rockhurst High. sincerely, Mike Mullen

Wilma Postlewait Jun 07 ,2021

friend ,Wellsville, ,Kansas

Kathy, I was saddened to hear about Mike"s death. I pray our Lord will cover you with His peace and grace during the time to come and now, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,

Greg and Stacey Lickteig Jun 07 ,2021

Cousin ,Omaha

Ann and Craig, The obituary is a beautiful tribute to your father and an inspiration for all. Our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family. May your dad rest in peace.

Marie Hamil Jun 08 ,2021

Cousin-in-law, wife of John Hamil ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dear Kathy, my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Mike. I am sure he and John are talking about old times at Ward HS. All my prayers. Marie Hamil

Mark & Robin Kistler Jun 08 ,2021

Friend of Family ,Lake Quivira ,Kansas

Mike, Chris, Ann & Family - The Kistler's are thinking of you and pushing prayers your way🙏🙏🙏 Your father (both your parents!) was one of the most awesome, kind and welcoming men I've had the honor of meeting & spending time with. He deeply cared how you were doing, always offered a smile, a welcoming hand and a cocktail! Someone I've always remembered and a role model to me in how to engage and connect with our twins friends! We just know he is now safely in Gods arms whole and thriving again! God bless.

Nancy Berrigan Jun 09 ,2021

Friend ,Auburn Hills ,Michigan

Dear Kathy and family, We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time. Sending our love and hugs to all of you. God bless you. Love, Nancy & Paul XOXO

Michael and Dona Slattery Jun 09 ,2021

friend of family ,Carroll ,Iowa

Heart felt condolences to the Novosels. MR Novy was one great Creighton Parents we so enjoyed. Plenty of Mr Novy traits lives on thru Mike and Chris and thankfully there is Ann balance it all out. Tell me meet again Slats

Donna Pflumm Jun 14 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Kathy & Family I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear about Mike. I was able to get to know Mike thru the Chamber. He was a very nice & kind man with a great sense of humor. He will always be with you in your hearts, Thoughts & Prayers for you all. Donna Pflumm

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