Alfred Wasinger


SCOTT CITY — Alfred Joseph "Al" Wasinger, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Sunsites, Ariz.

SCOTT CITY — Alfred Joseph "Al" Wasinger, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Sunsites, Ariz.

He was born April 2, 1931, in Rush County, to Wendelin and Beata Stremel Wasinger.

Mr. Wasinger served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He had been a farmer and cattleman in Scott County since 1955. In 2001, he retired to Sunsites. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Scott City and St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church at Sunsites and was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved carpentry, enjoyed traveling around the country to visit family and friends and every other year he looked forward to a meeting with the Taluga (AO-62) Navy Group. He also was very fond of his canine companion, "Tesie." ¬ 

On Jan. 8, 1958, he married Margaret Ann Heiman in Garden City. She died March 27, 1991. He also was preceded in death by his father, his mother, two brothers, two sisters, one great-grandson and one stepgrandson.

He married Nicie Burd in Oberlin on Sept. 11, 1993. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Jeffrey of Scott City, James and wife Renee of Dallas, and Bradley and wife Renee of Overland Park; two daughters, Julie Miller and husband Gary of Scott City, and Janelle Dill and husband Steve of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Gary and wife Lisa, and Matthew and wife Christina; two stepdaughters, Kimberly and Shana; 10 stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadette and husband Jim Schampel of Green Valley, Ariz.; two brothers, Edwin Wasinger and wife Rosemary of Scott City, and brother Emanuel Wasinger of Big Sur, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Joann Wasinger of Grand Junction, Colo.; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Wiscombe of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.

A Memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Scott City. Burial will be at Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. Memorials are suggested to the Charles Wm. Leighton Jr. Hospice, Box 115, Willcox, AZ 85644 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1006 Main St., Scott City, KS 67871. Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematory in Willcox is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent at



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