Fred Piper


Fred Allen Piper, 62, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Nov. 13, 1951, in Dodge City, to Paul Edward Sr. and Frances Marie Wasson Piper.

A resident of Garden City since 1978, Mr. Piper had been a cemetery grounds keeper at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City from 2000 until his retirement in 2009. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

On May 23, 1980, he married Kenna Louise Erskine in Lakin. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Heather Louise Lund of Garden City; a grandson; two sisters, Donna Hernandez of Deerfield, and Karen Wegner of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and a brother, Gary Lynn Piper of Park City. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Edward Piper Jr.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Inurnment will be at a later date at Fort Dodge National Cemetery in Fort Dodge, with full military honors provided.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent at Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Wounded Warriors Fund, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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