Melvin George Wehner

Mass of Christian burial for Melvin George Wehner, 93, Lawrence, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. He passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Neuvant House of Lawrence.

He was born on October 6, 1926 in Delia, KS the son of John and Mary (Stallman) Wehner.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Melvin owned and operated the family grocery business in Sunflower Village and later owned and operated Wehner Retail Liquor in Lawrence. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, 3rd degree knight with the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

He served on the City of Eudora Planning Commission, was on the Board of Directors for the Eudora Nursing Homes, and was a Board Member of the National Retail Liquor Association.

He married Nina B. Koci on October 12, 1950 in Delia, KS. She preceded him in death on June 29, 2013.

Survivors include his children; Doug (Ginger) Wehner, Greg (Beth) Wehner, Karen (David) Hull, seven grandchildren; Shannon Cates, Allison (Aaron) Swaim, Mathew (Dyan) Wehner, Brandon Hull, Lacey (Doug) Brown, Stacey (Trevor) Niedfeldt, Rebecca (Joe) Male, eleven great grandchildren; and brother, Francis Wehner. He was also preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irene, Clarence, Katherine”Katie”, Florence and John A.

A parish Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019 with visitation to follow until 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Holy Family Catholic Church or to Elara Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. Orville and Mary Jane Church on December 18, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  2. Donna Ketchum on December 19, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this sad time.

  3. TRIG OLESON on December 19, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of the Wehner family, and all the great times we had growing up together. Love you all.

  4. Donna Carlisle Urban on December 19, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this time.

  5. Helen Lytle, Niece on December 19, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I’ll never forget that laugh of his. Just listening to him made me laugh too.

  6. Linda wade Pope on December 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Prayers arriving. Walking with Jesus.

  7. Peggy Wakdschmidt on December 20, 2019 at 8:38 am

    It has been such a pleasure and privilege to have prayed with Melvin and bring Jesus to him in the Eucharist each week. I enjoyed getting to know him a bit and his wonderful sense if humor.

  8. Don & Mary Grosdidier on December 20, 2019 at 10:59 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Mel. Nina and Mel back together with Jay and Helen for Saturday nights on the town in heaven. A lot of great memories of those four together!

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