Walter W. Wissman, 93, Scranton: Jan. 16, 1923 – Nov. 14, 2016

SCRANTON, Kan. – Walter W. Wissman, 93, Scranton, Kan., passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, Topeka, Kan. He was born Jan. 16, 1923, to Charley and Katherine Willich Wissman, at Rulo, Neb.

He married Norma Smith on Aug. 24, 1944, in Falls City, Neb. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. In 1951, he moved to Emmett, Kan., to farm. He worked 27 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, retiring in 1986. Walt was a member of American Legion Post 225, Ozawkie, Kan., VFW Post 11255, Carbondale, Kan., and Rubber Workers Local No. 307.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, in 1982; his parents, Charley and Katherine Wissman; two sisters, Irene Colgrove and Dorothy Lippold; a daughter, Janice Shipman; a son, Bradley Wissman; a grandson, William “BJ” Lester, a granddaughter, Kentrina Wissman, and a great-granddaughter, Lillian Wissman.

Walt married Carolyn Jennings on July 3, 1984, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include three sons: Robert Wissman (Annie), Kansas City, Kan.; David Wissman (Valerie), Hennessey, Okla.; Mark Dettmann (Jane), Topeka; two daughters, Sally Snider (A.J.), Bridgeport, Ill.; Sara Flores (Chris), Tampa, Kan.; 31 grandchildren; 19 1/2 great-grandchildren, a sister, Edna Moore, Lenexa, Kan.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, 430 Commercial St., Carbondale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship.


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