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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Obituary: Don Humbert

  • Don Humbert, 77, of Wellington
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  • Don Humbert, 77, of Wellington, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, Kansas.
    Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 26th at the Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 5:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home in Wellington. To honor his memory a memorial has been established with the Sumner Regional Medical Center. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com
    Donald Wayne Humbert was born on December 17, 1935 the son of Howard F. and Marcelyn I. (Dusenbury) Humbert in Harper, Kansas. He was a 1954 graduate of Wellington High School and attended Kansas State. After college Don worked in the Oilfields. He was united in marriage with Rae Dressler on June 2, 1957. Don farmed his entire life as well as working as a machinist in Wellington. He later drove trucks and drove railroaders. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, boating and enjoyed playing cards. He enjoyed collecting antique dishes, coins and Coleman lanterns. Don was a member of the Wellington BPOE, Wichita Moose Lodge, Coleman Collectors, Wellington Masonic Lodge and the Midian Shrine.
    Survivors include his daughters, Darlene Reimer and husband Jack of Wellington, Maxine Branson and husband Keith of Columbia, MO and Glenda Gilpin and husband Gary of Hooker, OK; 2 grandchildren, Miranda Parson and husband Larry of Kansas City, KS and Elliot Branson of Minneapolis, MN; 2 great grandchildren, Cody Parson of Port Orchard, WA and Tia Parson of Kansas City, KS.
    Preceding him in death are his parents and 2 sisters, Vada Day and Kay Mills.
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