William “Bill” Birtell, 85, Auburn: Aug. 19, 1934 – Dec. 16, 2019

AUBURN, Kan. – William “Bill” Birtell, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Aug. 19, 1934, in Topeka, the son of Walter and Alta (Buchanan) Birtell.

Bill received his Doctorate in Veterinary Science from Kansas State University. He owned and operated Auburn Animal Clinic for many years, operated a hog farm operation, and was then a rural mail carrier until he retired.

Bill was married Carolyn Hanson, Aug. 19, 1978, in Wakarusa, Kan.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alta.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; his five children, Judy May, Burlington, Colo., Douglas Birtell, Topeka, Greta Birtell, Duncanville, Texas, Victoria Clark, Lecompton, Kan., and Rebecca Williams, Topeka; brother, John Birtell, Wakarusa; sister, Shirley Carls, Wakarusa; and three granddaughters and three grandsons.

Burial was in the Auburn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, feltnerfuneralhome.com, is assisting the family.

 

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