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Kenneth D. Wichman

May 19, 1947 — August 16, 2022

Rossville

Kenneth D. Wichman, 75, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Kenneth was born to the late Charles and Grace (Honeyman) Wichman on May 19, 1947, in Sabetha.  He was raised in Seneca and graduated from Seneca High School in 1965 and Kansas State University in 1969.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ken and his family had lived in the Rossville Community since 1980.

Ken was employed by Cappers Insurance as an Assistant Sales Manager.  He was a St. Stanislaus Catholic Church member in Rossville and served on several boards and committees. Ken served as the mayor of Rossville and served on the city council.  He was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville, where he was the Adjutant. Ken was a past member of USD #321 School Board.

On September 27, 1969, Kenneth D. Wichman and Sandra Heideman were married at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.  She preceded him in death on December 22, 2015.

Survivors include his children, Leslie (Scott) Martin, Overland Park, Kristy Dyche, Rossville, Scott (Shelley) Wichman, Topeka, and Kendra (John) Gonzales, Topeka; a brother, Richard (Peggy) Wichman, Lawrence; two sisters, Glenda Jackson, Topeka and Joan (Roger) Lierz, Sabetha; 13 grandchildren, Abby, Jayden, Wyatt, Kallan, Olivia, Shelbey, Cody, Sheriden, Noah, Korin, Brinley, Sophia, and Sawyer; two great-grandchildren, Jackson, and Addison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at St. Stanislas Catholic Church in Rossville; Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, August 22, 2022, at Dekat Hall with the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. in the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the City of Rossville and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. 

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Visitation

Monday, August 22, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (Dekat Hall)

703 Main St, Rossville, KS 66533

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Rosary

Monday, August 22, 2022

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703 Main St, Rossville, KS 66533

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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703 Main St, Rossville, KS 66533

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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