Cover photo for Nathan "Mike" Ferman's Obituary
Nathan "Mike" Ferman Profile Photo
1935 Nathan 2019

Nathan "Mike" Ferman

September 17, 1935 — May 31, 2019

Grandview, Missouri

Nathan B. (Mike) Ferman passed peacefully on May 31, 2019 at KC Hospice House. He was born in Wichita, KS on September 17, 1935. He served in the Army as a Photo Interpreter in Germany. Upon returning to the US, he finished his education at Wichita State University and took a position in Lamar, MO in 1964. While at Lamar, he met Margaret Burkholder and they were married June 1, 1966 in Wichita, KS. Afterward, the two moved to the Kansas City area, where Mike taught art at Ruskin High School from 1966 to 1991. He also taught evening art classes at Longview College. He was a cartoonist, published in several national magazines and an avid painter. His hobbies included photography, reading, and writing poetry.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Myrtle (Volz) Ferman; and his brother, Richard Ferman. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret; his son, Christopher; sister, Marilyn (and husband, Rod) Pierce; brother, David (and wife, Anita) Ferman; sister-in-law, Lida Ferman; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 SE Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO on Friday, June 7th at 11:00 am, with a visitation beginning at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in Longview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145 or The Salvation Army of Kansas City, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nathan "Mike" Ferman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30 - 11:00am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, June 7, 2019

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree