Wilford Wayne Ousdahl 1941 - 2010 rural Lawrence
Funeral services for Wilford Wayne Ousdahl, 69, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ousdahl died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home.
He was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Lawrence, the son of Wilford Allen and Ethel Opal Wadkins Ousdahl.
Mr. Ousdahl attended schools in Oskaloosa and graduated from Perry-Lecompton in 1961.
After graduating high school he went to work as a farmer. He started working for the fire department Jan. 7, 1967, which became the Department of Public Safety, until May 8, 1973. In 1973, Mr. Ousdahl operated heavy equipment, moving to Abilene for 12 years and back to Lawrence where he worked until his retirement. After his retirement, he continued farming until his death.
He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 309, Lawrence, and the Operators and Engineers Union Local No. 101, Kansas City, Mo.
He married Connie Flott; they later divorced. He then married Janet Newman and later divorced.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Wayne, Kentucky, Chad Allen and Michael Lee, both of Lawrence; a daughter, Brandy Lynn Elston and husband Shaun, Lawrence; six grandchildren, Gwendolyne, Chelsea, Courtney, Kyler, Cameron, Sophia; and a great-grandson, Andrew.
Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home where the family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Kansas University Hospital for student scholarships, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.