John E. Wise

John E Wise, 94, of Linwood Kansas passed away peacefully 09/26/2022. He was born June 23, 1928, in Lawrence, Ks, the son of Elmer and Nell (McClean) Wise.

John attended Bismark Grade School and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1944 in Lawrence. After graduation from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS in 1950, he was drafted into the Army for 2 years, serving during the era of the Korean war, being discharged in 1952.  John than began teaching at Roxbury, KS. After a year and a half, he had taught and coached at Washington High School and Coronado Junior High, both in Kansas City, KS. In 1966, he started farming full time and continued farming in Leavenworth County near Linwood until his retirement.

John married Carolyn Christensen on September 3rd, 1950, in Denver, CO.  They have just celebrated their 72nd Anniversary.  Survivors include Carolyn at home, their two sons, Bruce (Anita), Lawrence KS and Scott (Kamie) Linwood, KS and daughter, Karen Aeschliman (Steve) Sabetha, KS.  Grandchildren, Andrea Aeschliman (Brad), St Joseph, MO; Holly Kilian (John), Hampstead, NC; Arika Ryan (Phil), Manhattan, KS; Shelby Bindeman (Wylie), Raleigh, NC.  Step grandchildren, Nick Young (Mackenzie), San Antonio, Tx: Michelle Peterson (Drew), Lenexa, KS; Marshall Miller (Whitney), KC, MO.  Great Grandchildren, John Ryan and Landyn Kilian, Hampstead, NC; Kelby and Kason Ryan, Manhattan, KS; Caroline and Banks Bindeman, Raleigh, NC; Colton Wise and Luna Wise Hinton, (Melissa Wise, Jonathan Hinton), Lawrence, KS. Step Great grandchildren, Kastyn, Braxtyn and Bristyn Young, San Antonio, Tx; Carter and Hudson Peterson, Lenexa, KS.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Nell Wise; sister, Martha Wise Longanecker, son, David Wise, and grandson, Tyler Wise.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS on Sunday, October 2, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family via venmo @Kamie-Wise for Trinity Lutheran Church or Medicalodges of Eudora. 

Condolence cards can be mailed to:  Carolyn Wise C/O Scott Wise  22332 Golden Rd  Linwood, KS 66052

4 Condolences

  1. Ralena McCurdy on September 28, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Kamie, so sorry to hear of your father-in-law’s passing. Prayers & hugs for everyone.

  2. Jess Barnett on September 28, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Condolences to the family. I went to high school with Karen. God bless all of you.

  3. Ruth Sarna on September 28, 2022 at 10:28 am

    God’s Peace and His comfort to you all at the loss of dear John! Our visits with Carolyn and John were always enjoyable with Bob and John reliving football stories! John would have been Bob’s High School football coach at Wamego HS but th that didn’t happen….it was Baker and Bethany stories!!! Loved those times and will cherish those memories! RUTH AND BOB SARNA

  4. Steven R. Snavely on October 5, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Bruce and Anita,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Nearly all of my loved ones are gone now, so I know how your heart is in pain. I love you guys.
    Steve Snavely

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