Wayne F. Streiff, age 81, died Sunday evening, January 22, 2012, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born May 18, 1930, at Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Theis and Marjorie (Futhey) Streiff. As a young boy he attended grade school in rural Ford County. At the age of nine, the family moved to Plains, Kansas. He attended the Plains school system, graduating from Plains High School in 1948. After his graduation, he joined the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he returned to Meade County where he began his farming and ranching career. In addition to farming and ranching he worked as a welder.
On July 18, 1954, he married Shirley Demmitt at Denver, Colorado. The couple later divorced.
He enjoyed flying, following the space program, and photography.
He is survived by:
Two daughters, Debi Pippitt and husband Ed of Meade, Kansas
Cindy Mote and husband Jerry of Krum, Texas
A son, Mitchell Streiff of Overland Park, Kansas
A brother, Warren Lynn Streiff of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Eight grandchildren Fourteen great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Streiff.
Celebration of life services will be held at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Chapel at a later date as cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow the celebration of life services in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center or the Hospice of the Prairie in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com