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Have lived in Wichita for 35 years; prior to that, lived in Topeka, KS for 14 years. Worked for Capitol Federal Savings, Koch Industries and Pratt Industries, Inc. Still working for Pratt as a Divisional Credit Manager covering manufacturing facilities in Texas, Mexico, and the Southeast US. Have been married for 45 years, four grown children and ten grandchildren with two more on the way.
Daughter Mindy (Rocha) and her husband Ryan live in San Antonio, TX. They have four children, ages 17, 16, 14, and 11. Mindy is a homemaker and her husband Ryan is Special Operations Director at San Antonio International Airport. Stacy (Bunck) and her husband Nate live in Leawood, KS and have two children, ages 7 and 4. Stacy is an employment law attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Kansas City, MO and her husband Nate, also an attorney, works for SwissRe. Derek and his wife Brittany live in Denver and Derek works for a local seller and distributor for Cisco Systems. They have one daughter age 2 and another due in July. Megan (McDonald) and her husband Justin live in Valley Center, KS. They are a blended family with three children, ages 7, 7, and 5 with another one on the way in June. Megan is a special project supervisor for Koch Business Solutions, a division of Koch Industries, Inc. Husband Justin is an engineer with Spirit Aerosystems.
Update....Lincoln Ryan McDonald born June 15, 2016 to Megan and Justin McDonald in Wichita
.....Skye Murrow born July 21, 2016 in Denver, CO to Derek and Brittany Murrow
I am planning to retire later this year, travel, and ramp up my hobbies of photography and hand gun shooting and reloading. I am also presently pursuing a few options as a contract business consultant with some local entrepreneurial companies as an outlet after I retire from Pratt Industries.
This was updated on 9?8/16:
MIKE MURROW CLASS OF 66 MINI BIO
After graduating from SME in 1966, I attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS, graduating in the class of 1971 with a BBA. I moved to Topeka to attend Washburn and have not lived in Prairie Village or Kansas City since then.
I enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard in April, 1970, taking basic training at Ft Jackson South Carolina and advanced individual training at Ft Gordon Georgia. I left active duty in February, 1971. I completed my National Guard obligation in April, 1976.
Upon return to Topeka in 1971, I accepted a position as a mortgage loan officer with Capitol Federal Savings and stayed with Capitol Federal until December 1977.
On June 5, 1971, I married Mary Susan Fritton, from Topeka, Tom Anderson, SME 66 was my best man. Mary and I have been married 45 years.
On August 12, 1974 my oldest daughter, Melinda (Mindy) Susan Murrow was born. She is married to Ryan Rocha, is the mother of our four oldest grand children, and lives in San Antonio, TX. Our San Antonio grand kids are 18, 16, 13, and 11. The oldest, Ashley, is in college in Spokane Washington.
On August 30, 1976 my daughter Stacy Michelle Murrow was born. Stacy is married to Nate Bunck, is an employment law attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Kansas City, and lives in Leawood, KS. She and Nate have two girls, ages 7 and 4.
On August 7, 1981 my son Michael Derek Murrow was born. Derek and his wife Brittany live in Denver and have two girls, ages 2 ˝ and 2 months.
On December 29, 1983 my daughter Megan Renee Murrow as born. Megan is married to Justin McDonald and together they have four children, two aged 8, one aged 5 and one aged 3 months. Megan and her husband live in Valley Center, KS.
We moved to Wichita, Kansas in August 1980 when I took a job with Koch Industries and we have lived in Wichita ever since. After working for Koch, I went to work for Love Box Company as Corporate Credit Manager. When Love Box was acquired by Pratt Industries of Conyers, GA in 2005, I was named a Divisional Credit Manager with responsibilities over a number of different plant locations, including Wichita, KS, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Kansas City, MO, Staten Island, NY, Allentown, PA, Valparaiso IN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN and Monterrey Mexico. I still work for Pratt Industries and am fortunate to be able to work out of my home. I am thinking of retiring within the next year.
I own, ride and greatly enjoy a 2007 Honda VTX1300, I am an avid photographer, and I do a lot of pistol target shooting, exclusively 9mm.. An NRA Member? You bet! Tried golf, in vain, over the years, but discovered I could do much better if I just threw the ball. In my early thirties I began to run for exercise and eventually ran 6 marathons, the best in 1981 in Lincoln, NE when I finished in 2 hours and 53 minutes. My knees are too worn out to do that anymore.
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