JOHNSON — Floyd “Bud” Wayne Kistler, 83, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his daughter’s house in South Hutchinson surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 18, 1936, in Florence, Colo., to Jack and Irma (Woolery) Kistler.

He graduated from Johnson High School in 1955. He married Phyllis Carrithers on June 16, 1957, at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson City. He worked for the City of Johnson for over 30 years, retiring in 2001. He served 51 years with the Johnson/Stanton County Fire Department and served as chief after the passing of his father.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Carrithers) Kistler; one daughter, Donna Patton of South Hutchinson; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velma McDaniel and Dollie Glasscock; one brother, Kenny Kistler; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; his daughter, Dian; and one granddaughter.

His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson City. Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery. The viewing was Monday afternoon at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson City.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice and Home Care of Reno County or Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, 605 W. North Avenue, Johnson City, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at