Ateima Samoa Fili
Ateima Samoa Fili
  • October 31, 1953 - August 9, 2017
  • Wichita, Kansas

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Fili, Ateima Samoa, 63, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Wednesday August 9, 2017 in Wichita. Ateima was born the son of Laloava Tupu Fili and Aano (Ale) Fili on October 31, 1953 in Lotofagâ, Samoa. Ateima and Gwyn Fili were united in marriage on April 29, 1983 in Wichita. Together they celebrated 34 years of marriage. Ateima last worked in quality assurance for Beechcraft in Wichita and has worked in the aircraft industry for 38 years. Ateima served in the United States Army National Guard from 1978 to 1983. Ateima love the Raider’s and enjoyed bowling at Thunderbird Bowling Alley. Ateima was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a wonderful role model to everybody. He was preceded in death by his parents; son; Ateima Samoa Fili, II. Survivors include his loving wife; Gwyn Fili of Wichita, children; KC (Cynthia) Fili of Arnold, Missouri, Tina Howard, Jessie Fili, Marie Fili, Uaki Gaseata, Quentin Bell all of Wichita, siblings, Reueta (Gerry) Doiron of Washington, Fuga Kolio of American Samoa, Faatoe “Mary” (Paul) King of Wichita, Alaifata (Ronnie) Doiron of Washington, Falute (Falani) Gaseata of American Samoa, Toetu Laloava Fili of Samoa, Sapatu (Fialuae) Laloava Fili, of Samoa, Isaako (Janet) Laloava Fili of New Zealand, grandchildren, Danielle Fili of Wichita, Jasmyne Fili, KC Fili both of Oregon, Caitlin Fili of Arnold, MO, Akeeliah Fili of Germany, Ateima Samoa Lamagna, Kailani Fili both of Wichita, Olivia “Sose” Fili and Jude Fili both of Arnold, MO, great-grandson; Eli of Oregon, many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday August 18, 2017 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th St. N., Wichita. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Church Today Ministries, 3161 S. Hydraulic Ave., Wichita. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Ateima Fili Memorial Fund, c/o the Fili family.