Archive for Sunday, February 23, 1997


February 23, 1997


— Services for David G. Vequist, 73, Pittsburg, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg.

Mr. Vequist died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg.

He was born June 26, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of David George and Augusta Papenhagen Vequist. He attended schools in St. Joseph, graduating from Central High School. He later received his bachelor's from Kansas University, his master's degree from Pittsburg State University and his doctorate from Kansas State University.

Mr. Vequist served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946 in Key West and the Caribbean.

He was employed at the government printing office from 1941 until 1942, and at Kansas University Press from 1947 to 1962. From 1962 until 1993 he was employed at the Pittsburg State University printing department as professor, director and first chairman.

Memberships include the Pittsburg Presbyterian Church, where he was and elder and deacon and sang in the church choir for many years. He was a member of the Centennial Choir, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America; AARP Choir, Rotary Club, Tri-State Craftsmen, Assn. of University and College Printers, PSU Graphic Arts Club, International Graphic Arts Educational Assn.

He was appointed to the Academic Advisory Council to the Public Printer of the United States. While on this council he assisted in designing a U.S. postal card honoring the graphic arts. He also was co-author with William Spence of a printing textbook, "Graphic Reproduction."

On July 15, 1944, he married Betty Ann Mayne in DeKalb, Ill. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, John, Taby, Sweden, James, Lawrence, and Steven, Wichita; one daughter, Cathy Pierson, Coral Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Jeanne Heaney, Milwaukee, Wis., and Gretchen West, Conception, Mo.; one brother, Woodrow Vequist, Pullyup, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, David Jr.

Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Brenner Chapel, Pittsburg. Friends may call anytime after 10 a.m. Sunday.

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