Gerald Elwood Kane, age 87, died Monday afternoon, July 25, 2011, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born July 22, 1924, in Newton Hamilton, Pennsylvania, the son of Merl and Faye (Gearhart) Kane. As a young boy, he attended school at the Mount Hope rural county school in Newton Hamilton, Pennsylvania.
In 1946, he moved to Meade County, Kansas. On August 7, 1948, he married Elsie Eckhoff at Dodge City, Kansas. The couple made their home in Meade County where Elwood was active in the Dairy and Cattle Business. He implemented the construction and was the owner and operator of the Meade Feedlot for over thirty years.
He enjoyed racing horses, farming, and the feedlot business.
He is survived by:
His wife, Elsie Kane of Meade, Kansas
A son, Larry of rural Meade, Kansas
A daughter, Diana Caldwell of Balco, Oklahoma
Six grandchildren, Mandi McMillian, Lance Kane, Jennifer Fuentes, Skyler Kane,
Jamie Paul Caldwell, & Candace Nickeson
He is preceded in death by a son, Gary Kane on April 1, 2006; a grandson, Robert Kane on June 3, 2006; his parents; two brothers, Thurman Kane and Fern Kane; and two sisters, Frances Forgy and Ethel Rosenteel.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday August 1, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com