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Alan Wesley Wyss

October 22, 1941 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 79)


Alan died at his rural Burns, KS home on Saturday August 28, 2021. He was born on October 22, 1941 in Newton, KS, the son of William W. Wyss & Martha (Criger) Wyss. He graduated from Burns High School in 1960 after attending De Graff Elementary School for grades 1-8. Alan was raised on the farm north of De Graff and farmed it all his adult years until he retired. He continued to live there and had many friends in the local community. Special thanks to Terry & Pam Lowmaster, and Sam, Matthew & Becky Spinden who provided support that allowed him to remain in his home.

Alan enjoyed going to Burns to visit the bank, play dominoes & eat out at Braum’s in El Dorado. He was always willing to play cards, 10 point pitch was the family favorite. He became a bridge player after Clifford introduced the family to it while he was going to college. Alan was a member of the Chelsea Square Dancers, on a bowling league and enjoyed fishing & hunting. He was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Methodist Church. He attended De Graff Community Church in his later years. He continued to be a 4-H supporter and purchased two pigs, one goat, one rabbit, one lamb, one peach pie, and a cookie platter from this past Butler County 4-H Fair. He was very proud of all the livestock auction ribbons he accumulated over the years, and he always enjoyed the delicious baked goods he purchased from the Butler County 4-H Fair.

Alan is preceded in death by his parents Bill & Martha Wyss, 2 brothers Darrell Wyss & Clifford Wyss. Survivors include sisters Sharon (Dan) Bellis, Wichita, KS and Loretta (Don) Patterson, Augusta, KS. Sister-in-law Virginia Wyss, Burns, KS. Nieces Esther (Jeff) Glaseman, Burns, KS; Debbie (Terry) Chastain, Ulysses, KS; Joanna (Matt) Hadley, Burns, KS; Nephews Chris Schaffer, Wichita, KS; Eric Shane (Angela) Schaffer, Wichita, KS; Patrick (Kelly) Wyss, Champaign, IL; Jeff (Lynette) Wyss, Bellevue, NE; Mike Patterson, Augusta, KS; and Andrew Patterson, Wichita, KS; 13 great-nieces, and 8 great-nephews.

Memorial donations in Alan’s name can be made to the 4H Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

A graveside service will take place at 10:30am on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 with a Celebration of Life at the Burns Community Building to follow. Services will be led by Rev. Steve Hysom.
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September 7, 2021

10:30 AM to TBD
Ebenezer Cemetery

Burns, KS


Ebenezer Cemetery

Burns, KS 66840


Butler County 4H
206 N Griffith St # A, El Dorado KS 67042

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