Lewis Austin Golden 1925 - 2010 Topeka
Topeka — A memorial service for Lewis Austin Golden, 84, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 1701 S.W. Collins Ave., Topeka.
Mr. Golden died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in Topeka.
He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Marceline, Mo., the son of Paul A. and Louise “Beeze” Steiner Golden.
Mr. Golden moved to Topeka in 1941 and graduated from Topeka High School in 1943. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he was in Flight Training School.
After the war, Mr. Golden earned a business administration degree from Washburn University, where he was a member of the golf team and vice president of Alpha Delta fraternity. He and his wife moved to Venezuela where he was an accountant with Mene Grande Oil Co.
Mr. Golden returned to the United States in 1955 and joined Hygienic Dry Cleaners, where for 35 years he was a second-generation owner/operator. In 1990, he retired from dry cleaning and continued many years of service to the Kansas Golf Association, including serving as president in 1997.
He was a member of First Congregational Church for more than 50 years.
He married June Morris in 1948. They shared nearly 62 years of marriage. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Paula Higgins and husband Mark, Overland Park, and Megan Hay and husband John, Lawrence; a son, Grady and wife Brenda, Topeka; nine grandchildren, Todd, Ryan and Adam Higgins, Patrick and Nick Golden and Dylan, Jillian, Landon and Chloe Hay; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Washburn University Endowment Association for golf scholarships, sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.
Online condolences may be sent at PenwellGabelTopeka.com.