Nov 19,1932---Oct 07,2021

Bob “Bottles” Michalski lived and worked his entire life in Wyandotte County, KCK.  He was born at home in KCK, the youngest of 9 children from John and Mary Michalski, and the sole survivor.  He enjoyed a 33 year career at Proctor and Gamble in KCK.  His most special feat was marrying his sweetheart Anna Hackney of KCK and mother of his 3 Children, Mark, Mary and Joe.  Anna ran the family business and together they provided for their children and many things of which they were devoted to .  The Catholic Church was highest on the list and he was a member of St. Mary/St. Anthony parish in downtown KCK.  They spent years and countless hours serving the church which included dedication and Volunteerism to the nearby Food Program, donations and Parish support.  His cooking skills were in demand as They enjoyed keeping the Church clean and helping to keep the beauty alive for all to enjoy.  Bob was also a veteran of the Korean War where he realized P&G looked like a good spot to provide for his family, and his wife Anna made sure he knew it.  His Polish roots and pride were also very strong.  The Annual Polski Day parade was supported by their Family business and volunteering was in part for many years.  His Polish heritage and pride helped shape many of his experiences and provide good friends and family for many years.

Their first son Mark was preceded in Bob’s death in 2005 but left their 1st grandson Cole Michalski as his legacy.  Bob and Anna have been active and loving grandparents in Cole’s life. Cole is currently taking college courses while working at UPS.

Their Granddaughter Mina is the only daughter of Joe and Arlene Michalski of Valley Village, CA.  Mina is a freshman at Notre Dame High school in Sherman Oaks and a National Art Finalist for the Basilica in Washington DC. 

Mary Michalski is the middle child of Bob and Anna. She has resided in Philadelphia for 36 years, happily married to James Ehlers. She works for NBC Sports, and forever impressed Bob with sports knowledge he never expected from his only daughter.

Speaking of sports, Bob enjoyed so many, including golf at Sunflower Hills, watching the Chiefs and Royals. He was known to have a keen betting sense in his younger days. After his golfing days where over, he was an avid stock watcher on CNBC, and stuck with it every day until the closing bell.

From the Polish Hill roots to his deep feelings for KCK he enjoyed his life to the fullest amongst friends and family in the area.

 



Condolences

Randy Morgan Oct 09 ,2021

Friend ,Burbank ,California

My heart goes out to your entire family and may the strength of God comfort you.

Michelle McWilliams Shaffer Oct 10 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Much love and many prayers for Anna, Mary, Joe and all of the family. May the perpetual light shine upon Bob and bring you all peace and comfort. What a wonderful man and a life well lived. May he Rest In Peace.

Jim and Ann Roberts Oct 10 ,2021

Friends from St. Anthony's ,Kansas City ,Kansas

It is with deep regret that we offer you our sincerest condolences on the death of Bob. He and Ann sat just 2 pews ahead of us at St. Anthony's and we miss seeing them there. May he rest in Peace

Pat McKee Oct 10 ,2021

neighbor ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dearest Ann, Joe, and Mary, With deepest sympathy. Keeping you close in thought and praying that memories will bring you peace and comfort. Fondly, The Dennis McKee family Pat, Kara, Tim, Colin

joe borders Oct 10 ,2021

Fellow worker and friend at P&G ,Leawood ,Kansas

Not working directly with "Bottles", but for sure was counted as my friend.

Richard and Carolyn Boyd,Melissa and Andrea Oct 10 ,2021

Former Neighbors and feiends ,Broken Arrow, OK Mtn View, CA Morrison, CO ,Oklahoma

Thinking of you at this time.

Don McGinnis Oct 11 ,2021

Friend & co worker at P&G ,Liberty, -Kansas City ,Missouri

Sending my deepest sympathy to Anna, Joe Mary and family. May Bob rest in peace.

Fred Henik Oct 11 ,2021

work P>andG. ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Sorry for our loss my prayer are with the family.

Walt Chrisman Oct 11 ,2021

Golfing buddy ,Parkville ,Missouri

Deepest sympathy in your loss. Bottles was in my golf foursome for many years. Great memories of him.

Lisa Stephen Oct 12 ,2021

college friend of Mary's ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad, Mary. I remember meeting him and the rest of your family on St. Patrick's Day in the mid-80s. My condolences to all of you. I hope that a lifetime of good memories brings comfort and eventual peace.

Bill Stoker Oct 12 ,2021

P&G Co Worker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

It was a true honor to work with Bob at P&G and in the Union. Bob was a truly wise man with a special sense of humor. He made us all better. His technical skills were legendary. He taught me a great deal about work but maybe more about life itself.

John &Mary.Jane Zych Oct 12 ,2021

Friends ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dearest Ann, Love and Hugs to your family,at this time,many great memories for us with “Bottles” .May he rest in eternal peace…Prayers….

Julie & Tom Baswell Oct 13 ,2021

Neighbor ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Tom and I were so sorry to learn of Bob's death. What dear neighbors Anna and Bob have been for almost 30 years. We will miss Bob. Our deepest condolences to Anna, Mary, Joe, and the rest of the family.

Donna Chop Oct 15 ,2021

Old neighbor ,Surprise ,Arizona

We (Donna, Kimberlee, and Robyn) are so very sorry to hear of Bob's death. We had so much fun back in the day being neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
St. Mary-St. Anthony Cathollic Church
Address:
615 North 7th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66101
Date:
Oct 12 ,2021
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Mary-St. Anthony Cathollic Church
Address:
615 North 7th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66101
Date:
Oct 12 ,2021
Time:
10:00 AM
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