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August Eugene “Gus” Wolken

Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
Death 31 Oct 2014 (aged 50)
Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
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August "Gus" Wolken, age 50, of Greeley, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, in Greeley, Kansas.

He was born December 15, 1963, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Louis A. and Jeanette (VanLeeuwen) Wolken. He graduated from Garnett High School in 1982. Gus did construction work for various companies including T.J. Hudgen Construction, McCorkendale Construction, Beemer, and Greeley Excavating Company.

Gus married Michelle Galey on October 13, 1990 in Garnett. This union was blessed with twin sons, Seth and Tyler.

Gus was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Greeley and Grand Knight from 1995 to 1997.

Gus enjoyed playing golf. He was an active Knight, helping with fish fries, breakfast and mowing. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cards, especially Pitch.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Wolken on March 7, 2013.

He is survived by his sons, Seth and Tyler Wolken of Greeley, Kansas; his mother, Jeanette Wolken of Garnett, Kansas; one brother, Jim "Peanut" Wolken and wife Kelli of Greeley, Kansas; three sisters, Jane Campbell and husband Craig of Ft Scott, Kansas; Eileen Bertels and Bill Jewell of Mayetta, Kansas; Sharon Mader and husband Alan of Baldwin City, Kansas; eleven nieces and nephews; and many family members.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at St. John's Catholic Church, Greeley. Burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., on Monday evening with visitation following at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seth and Tyler Memorial Fund.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 138132591
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for August Eugene “Gus” Wolken (15 Dec 1963–31 Oct 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138132591, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by June (contributor 47283492) .