June 3, 2022
Lt. Col. (USAF, ret.) Michael J. Kardoes, 50, of Livingston, Mont., died on June 3, 2022.
Michael, son of Oliver and Lanita Kardoes, was born in Buffalo Center. He grew up on a farm north of Titonka and graduated from North Iowa High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduated with a BS in computer science, entered pilot training, and received his pilot wings.