Michael E. Viot died peacefully in St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City on February 6, 2017, at the age of 63. Mike is survived by siblings, Randy Viot (Geri) and Sally Bond (Kirk); two nieces; one nephew and many close fraternity brothers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Viot of Prairie Village, KS. Mike graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and attended the University of Kansas. He most recently worked for Kansas City Transportation Group. Mike loved all sports, but especially the Royals and KU Basketball. He was devoted to his golden retrievers. A celebration of Mike’s life is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Plowboys Barbecue, 12th and Main. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Greater KU Fund or Gateway Golden Retriever Rescue.