F. Doyle “Moose” Cordes, age 76, died early Monday morning, October 8, 2012, at the Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
He was born February 17, 1936, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Emil H. and Edith H. (Klotz) Cordes. Doyle was baptized in 1936 at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, and later confirmed July 8, 1951. As a young boy he attended grade school at the Stone School House, rural Meade, and later graduated from Meade High School in 1954. While in high school he worked for the Wolfe Ford Company until after graduation and then began working in the oilfield.
On July 22, 1956, he married Kathren J. “Katie” Savage at the St. John Lutheran Church, Meade. They raised four children. During that time he worked for Bud Kohart/Kohart Construction and in the oilfield as a driller and toolpusher. He later went to work for Bob Wittman as a carpenter, he later started Cordes Construction.
On November 16, 2002, he married Patsy Tregellas Rist in rural Meade County and moved to Beaver, Oklahoma.
Doyle was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and served on the church council, the Meade City Council, and was a member of AA for many years, celebrating 21 years of sobriety. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, puzzles, playing his guitars, and other musical instruments, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
His wife, Patsy Cordes of Beaver, Oklahoma
His children, Crys Ackerman and Brad of Meade, Kansas
Sherrie Olson and Steve of Ulysses, Kansas
Kelly Cordes and Deb of rural Meade, Kansas
Dean Cordes and Stacy of Meade, Kansas
A daughter, Kim Alger of Beaver, Oklahoma
Six grandchildren, Gary Michael Burgess, Kristy Shelton and Dale, Kelsey Cordes and Ashley,
Zack Cordes, Landry Cordes, and Luke Ackerman and Jessica
Six great-grandchildren, Sidney, Derek, and Erica Shelton, Kayla, Katilyn, & Kenna Cordes
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, Beaver, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Addition Fund or AA in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com