OBITUARY: Donald Allen Bainum

HESSTON—Donald Allen Bainum, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1929, in Wichita, the son of Charles E. and Nellie Ethel Andruss Bainum.

Donald married Roberta Ann Lake on Nov. 15, 1947, in rural Newton. They lived in Newton where he worked at Ross Milling.

Donald served in the National Guard from March 22, 1949, until being discharged on March 21, 1952, as a Sergeant.

The Bainums moved to Hesston in 1959. On March 24, 1959, he went to work for the Hesston Corp., which would become Hay and Forage Industries, where he was a spec analyst in the Engineering Department. Donald retired on Aug. 6, 1999.

Donald attended Garden Community Church of rural Hesston. He and Roberta enjoyed camping, fishing and taking bus trips. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and was an avid bowler.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Roberta on July 28, 2016; granddaughter Stephanie Vogt; and an infant sister, Saundra Beverly Bainum.

Survivors include daughters Dona Vogt of Conroe, Tx., Brenda Burkey and husband John of Milford, Neb., Linda Dreier and husband Curt of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Debbie Enlow of Jarrell, Tex.,  Kathy Maynard and husband Craig of Kansas City, Mo., SanDee Quinn and husband Ken of Chubbuck, Ida.; son Raymond Bainum and wife Sandra of Dwight, Ks.; sisters Shirley Hare of El Cajon, Calif., and Barbara Morrison of Chatham, Ill.; brothers Stephen Bainum of Topeka, Ks., Phillip Bainum of Houston, Tex., John Paul Bainum of Wichita, Ks., and Joseph Bainum of Encinitas, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Highland Church Cemetery, rural Newton.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established with Garden Community Church. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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