OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Donald “Ike” Garland, 86, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Nov. 20, 1930, in Hartford, Kan., the son of Sylvester and Irene Fish Garland.
Ike grew up in Hartford, had lived in Emporia, Kan., when first married, and has lived in Osage City, Kan., since.
Ike graduated from Hartford High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He had worked with his father in-law at Curley Plumbing, in Osage City, and later formed a partnership with his brother-in-law in the plumbing business. He later worked in maintenance for Montara, in Topeka, and after retirement had worked for Jerry’s Thriftway, in Osage City. He attended the Countryside Baptist Church, Osage City.
Ike was married to Kay Anna Curley on May 29, 1960, in Osage City.
Ike was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Cousin; by his parents, Sylvester and Irene; and six brothers and three sisters.
Ike is survived by his wife, Kay, of the home; son, John (Josi) Garland, Osage City, and their children, Leah and Kate; daughter, Gete (Tim) Treinen, Osage City, and their children, Zachary and Blake (Kati); grandsons, Sultan and Malachi Cousin; honorary granddaughter, Allison; two great-grandchildren, Dayton and Addison; three brothers and a sister; 35 nieces and nephews, 58 great-nieces and nephews and 25 great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Countryside Baptist Church, Osage City. Private family burial will be in the Rapp Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Countryside Baptist Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.