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Alan Gene Whetzel

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“Sorry to hear of Alan passing. As the Whetzel Fammily you sure have made great improvements in Pitt State facilities. You were great college...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Arch Ringgenberg - St Louis, MO

“Dear Bert,Mike and I send our sincere sympathy and love to you and your family. Alan was a great athlete and wonderful man.So very sorry for your...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Sue Lavin - Olathe,, KS

“So sorry to hear about Coach I used to babysit for guys once in awhile so you could go to the games with Coach W, your 3 girls were so much fun &...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Werries - Newton, KS


4 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley & Don Beggs - Bloomington, IL

“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Jay will always remember Alan as his Hillsboro Highshool basketball coach and having you all as neighbors. Jay...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jay and Izzie Klassen - Hillsboro, KS

“Alan influenced so many sales people in the ever changing world of copier sales. He was always my role model. My thoughts and prayers to Roberta and...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. I remember watching him coach my brother,Lee Smith in basketball in Valley Center. He was a great coach and a great...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy to Roberta and the kids. Our prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Charlie Newell - Newton, KS

“To the Family of Coach Whetzel. You don't know me but I graduated from VC. I was doing some research up at the Wichita Library about a year ago. ....Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff Myers

“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Whetzel family. Alan was truly a "Gorilla" that we will greatly miss. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Montie Taylor - Parsons, KS

“Loving and caring thoughts coming your way today and in the days ahead. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Roberta. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jim McKinney - Wichita, KS

“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Joretta Norris - Wichita

“Alan treated everyone with kindness, and respect. He will be greatly missed! ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Warren - Broken Arrow, OK

“To the Whetzel Family:I am so sorry to learn of Alan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Lana Helm ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing but know he is at peace now. We always felt that Alan was a Class Act. Always friendly, kind, and generous.We are...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear, he was my coach and boss. He was also my friend.Lee smith ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


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Alan was born on December 31, 1936 and passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Alan was a resident of Wichita, Kansas at the time of passing.

Alan grew up in Kingman, Kansas, and graduated from Kingman High School in 1955.

Visitation with family, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at Downing & Lahey West, 10515 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209. Memorial Service, 11 a.m., Friday, March 23 at Eberly Farm, 13111 W. 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67235 followed by a luncheon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Silverback Fund of Pittsburg State University ( www.pittstate.edu/silverback ) or the CurePSP organization ( www.psp.org ). Online tributes via www.dlwichita.com Visitation with family Thursday March 22, 2018 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Downing and Lahey West Mortuary Friday March 23, 2018 , 11:00 AM at Eberly Farm, 13111 W. 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67235.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Silverback Fund of Pittsburg State University ( www.pittstate.edu/silverback ) or the CurePSP organization ( www.psp.org ). Online tributes via www.dlwichita.com Visitation with family Thursday March 22, 2018 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Downing and Lahey West Mortuary Friday March 23, 2018 , 11:00 AM at Eberly Farm, 13111 W. 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67235.

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