Wayne Dryer Russett

Joe Denoyer - January 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Wayne Dryer Russett, age 80, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born June 26, 1938, in Postville, Iowa, the son of Olaf and Mae (Dryer) Russett.

Wayne moved to Ulysses after graduating from Flippin High School in Flippin, Arkansas. He married Lucreta Martin on June 26, 1960, in Ulysses. Wayne worked for Ansel Manufacturing for 24 years and was the Street Superintendent for the City of Ulysses for 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking, making walking sticks, and fishing. Wayne will be remembered for driving around town and socializing.

Wayne is survived by his children, Debbie Theye and husband Densel of Liberal, Kim Leiker of Hays, David Russett and wife Patty of San Antonio, Texas, and Kari Geerdes and husband Victor of Hays; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucreta in 2012; daughter, Brenda in 2018; grandson, D.J. Theye in 2016; great-grandson, Braiden Smith; and two brothers, Darrell Russett and Conley Russett.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses with Minister Warren Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 21, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to DeBakey Heart Institute in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.