Dean R. Vathauer

Dean R. Vathauer, 84, Barnes, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. He was born Jan. 7, 1933, on the family farm south of Barnes, to Frank and Lydia (Oehler) Vathauer. He graduated from Barnes High School in 1951. On April 18, 1954, he married Dolores A. Rodick at Bethlehem Lutheran Church outside Greenleaf.Mr. Vathauer was a farmer and stockman. Survivors include his wife Dolores; four children, Bob (Libby) Vathauer, Manhattan, Jeanette (Rick) Pendleton, Topeka, Jim (Arlyss) Vathauer, Clay Center and Scott (Janece) Vathauer, Barnes; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister Faye Savage, Barnes. Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant son, Mark, and a brother in law, Dean Savage. Funeral services are at 10:30 am, Wednesday, Aug. 2, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, south of Barnes with Pastor Rodney Fritz offi ciating. Music included congregational hymns of “How Great Thou Art,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “Savior Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise,” accompanied by organist Kathy Otney.Casket Bearers were Jerod Vathauer, Travis Vathauer, Cole Vathauer, Brady Vathauer, Cody Campbell, Cody Ramsey and Colton Ramsey.Honorary bearers are Daniel Vathauer, Tyler Vathauer, Del Oentrich, Arlo Richter, Arlen Richter and Neal Richter.  Burial was at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dean Vathauer Memorial to be designated later, and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at P.O. Box 61, Waterville, KS 66548.

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