Bernard Theodore "Ted" Gull of Kincaid, Kan., died Dec. 30, 2011, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kan. He was 90.
Mr. Gull was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Bush City, Kan., to Amzi Wilbur and Flora (Henderson) Gull. He spent his childhood and attended school in the Bush City area.
He operated a mechanic shop in Bush City, Kan., before entering the U.S. Navy. He served from 1942 to 1945 and was a World War II veteran.
Mr. Gull married Josephine Beginnes while in the Navy. She preceded him in death in 1972. He married Donna Crunk on Dec. 8, 1979, and added three stepchildren to his family.
He was a mechanic for most of his life. He returned to Garnett, Kan., from the Navy and worked at Stockebrand Motors for 20 years. In 1968, he moved to Delta where he worked for King's Toyota until retiring in 1986. He moved to Kincaid, Kan., in 1996. He enjoyed working on small engines and playing guitar and singing with friends. He was a member of Iola Chapter of Kansas Old Time Pickers, Fiddlers and Singers.
Mr. Gull is survived by his wife, Donna of Kincaid, Kan.; two sons and their wives, John and Teresa Gull of Topeka, Kan., and Charles and Joyce Gull of Kearns, Utah; two daughters and their husbands, Connie and Aaron Robinson of Craig, and Deena and Bryan Hansen of Magna, Utah; two stepsons, Roy Crunk of Stewartville, Minn., and Michael Crunk and his wife Kathy of Grand Junction; a stepdaughter, Terri Merriman of Denver; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leola Williams of Hillsboro, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; an infant daughter, Mary Ann; two brothers, Joe and Wilbur; three sisters, Sarah Hearnsberger, Sadie Ellis and an infant sister.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Delta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan., or St. Luke's Hospice, Garnett, Kan., and may be sent c/o Feuerborn Family Funeral Services, P.O. Box 408, Garnett, KS 66032.blog comments powered by Disqus