Jack E. Park
SOLOMON –– Jack E. Park, 80, died Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Abilene on Oct. 5, 1932, to Earnest and Victoria Rae Park. He graduated from Solomon High School with the Class of 1951.
Jack entered the Army in November 1953 at Fort Riley and served during the Korean War. He returned home in 1955 and started farming outside of Solomon.
On Dec. 14, 1958, he married Marcile Gantenbein at the New Basel United Church of Christ.
He spent his entire life farming in the Solomon community and he was well known for repairing balers, accumulators and bale forks. He also loved Kansas State University football, going to auctions, combine derbies and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Marcile of Solomon; son, Larry Park and wife Debbie of Solomon; daughters, Kelli Fuhrmann and husband Allen of Wamego, Lori Park of Aurora, Colo., Shelli Langdeau and husband Jim, Fort Pierre, S.D.; granddaughters, Kylie Park of Solomon, Shelby Kelly and husband Michael of Salina, Kaitlyn Martin of Solomon; great grandson, Alex Kelly of Salina; brother, Kenneth Park of Orange, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Guy Lynn Park; brother, Marvin Park; and Sisters, Betty Nelson and Fern Lotshaw.
The funeral service was 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, at New Basel United Church of Christ, 1075 1100 Avenue, Abilene, with Pastor Erik Graefe and Pastor Clarence Garten co-officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon.
Memorials are suggested to the New Basel United Church of Christ, 1075 1100 Avenue, Abilene, KS 67410 or the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research, 1 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506.
For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.carlsonfh.net or on Facebook.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Jack Park)