Douglas Thiessen


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Douglas Wayne Thiessen, age 65, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the CRMC in Cheyenne, Wyo., holding the hands of his three daughters.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1948, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Ed and Erma Friesen Thiessen.

Doug attended school in Garden City, graduating high school in 1966. He was active in Youth for Christ throughout his school years, then attended Tabor College. At an early age, Doug showed a love for Christ and farming. He was a member of Garden Valley Church of Garden City, Kan., and farmed for nearly 45 years, most of those years spent alongside his father.

Survivors include his mother, Erma Thiessen of Garden City, Kan.; three daughters, Rebekah and husband Kyle Hambright of West Jordan, Utah, Emily and husband Brian Longbottom of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Meara and husband Colby Kortum of Thornton, Colo.; two sisters, Suzanne and husband Larry Wiens of Newton, Kan., and Cindy and husband Joe Knight of Roseville, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Xander and Taegen Hambright of West Jordan, Utah, and Parker, Keagan, Avery and Spencer Longbottom of Cheyenne, Wyo. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Ed Thiessen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Garden Valley Church in Garden City, Kan. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visiting hours will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, Kan.

Memorials may be given to That's How I Roll Foundation, in care of Garden Valley Church. Founded by Meara and Colby Kortum, That's How I Roll Foundation is a Christian Foundation that provides support for spinal cord injuries. Memorials may be sent to Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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