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Charles "Wynn" Cragg

Charles Charles “Wynn” Cragg, age 83, of Manhattan, died May 9, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 21, 1934, in Manhattan, the youngest of Floyd and Lena (Wynn) Cragg’s six children. He was a lifelong area resident.

Wynn graduated from Manhattan High School in 1952. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1957 and was stationed in Maryland and California.

On September 2, 1956, he was married to Nova Mae Spencer.

He was a parts manager for several car dealerships in Manhattan and received numerous awards for his outstanding service in this area. Wynn later became a rural mail carrier and retired from the Postal Service in 2001.

He was a race car driver in his younger years, loved old cars and tractors, enjoyed hunting prairie chickens and growing his tomatoes to share with others. He had a lifelong appreciation for the land, and loved his life on the farm. He was a caregiver from an early age and after retirement he chose to volunteer at Mercy Hospital on Fridays. Throughout his life, he dedicated his time and energy to helping others, including; family, friends and strangers. He was an avid reader and a frequent visitor to the Manhattan Public Library. His favorite way to relax was in the armchair beside his wife, each of them savoring a Wendy’s Frosty. Wynn was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the MHS Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife Nova of Manhattan; three children: Nova Nickerson (Roger Nickerson) of Wamego, Jane Scruggs (David Scruggs) of Wamego, and Wynn Cragg (Julie Baker) of Manhattan; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews and his brother-in-law Robert (Jake) Jacobson of Manhattan. He will also be missed by his two lapdogs Suzie and Lucy.

Wynn was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Helen Bean (Norman), George Cragg (Jane), Floyd Cragg, John Cragg (Barbara), and Greta Jacobson. He was also preceded in death by many true and lifelong friends, too numerous to list.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 14th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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