Michael Joseph Youngken, 62, of Gardner passed away June 12, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.
Michael was born Aug.1, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph Vrbonic and Ida Youngken.
He married Belinda Kay Church on June 5, 1987, in Wichita, Kan.  They lived in Wichita before moving to Gardner 23 years ago. He retired as director from the Johnson County Corrections Facility after 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother David.
Michael is survived by his wife Belinda of the home; daughter Michelle D. Youngken of Cheyenne, Wyo., sons Jarrad Youngken of Newton, Kan. and Dustin Youngken of the home; three grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Cremation.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Conestoga Clubhouse, 1199 E Santa Fe, Gardner at 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm Thursday, June 17, 2010.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters International.  Arrangements:  Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913) 856-7111.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.