George Wehkamp, 63, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Garden City. 

He was born Feb. 8, 1955, in Kingman, to Wilfred and Florence Jacobs Wehkamp. He graduated from Ingalls High School.

A Garden City resident since 1976, Mr. Wehkamp was an owner and operator of Wehkamp Excavating Inc., since 1976. He enjoyed building and engineering things out of metal, especially cannons. He also enjoyed gardening, yard work, going to the lake with his family and riding his Harley Davidson.

On Feb. 14, 1981, he married Brenda D. Witman in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jeremy and wife Rachel Wehkamp of Garden City, and Jonathan Wehkamp of Garden City; a daughter, Jennifer Wehkamp of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Carol Bergen and Marietta Seba, both of Garden City; five brothers, Ted Wehkamp and Ed Wehkamp, both of Garden City, Bob Wehkamp and Dan Wehkamp, both of Ingalls, and Arnie Wehkamp of Colby; four grandchildren, Lukas Miller, Felicity Miller, Liam Miller and Aletheia Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemary Reimer.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bible Christian Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. 

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Condolences may be posted at Memorials are suggested to Ingalls High School Alumni Association or Bible Christian Church, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.