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Don D. Little

Don D. Little Donald D. Little, age 89, of Manhattan, passed away peacefully at the Leonardville Nursing Home on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Don was born in Ogden, Utah, on June 30, 1929. He was the third child of Calvin and Bessie (Drabble) Little.

As a young man, Don served in the U.S. Navy for four years. His job was to provide service to the airplanes on a large aircraft carrier that traveled throughout the Mediterranean.

After leaving Utah with his family, he moved to Manhattan to work for United Airlines. He later was hired to become a postal carrier in the city.

It was during this time as a letter carrier, that he met his wife, Karen. They shared a love for golf and spent many happy times together exploring many golf courses. They fell in love quickly and were married in 1983. Together they blended their families and even added an addition in 1985.

Throughout his life, Don was always very strong in his faith in his Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. He loved serving the Lord by serving others.

How he loved his family. His family was always a priority with him. He tried to lead them by example in attending church meetings and sharing his testimony with them from time to time.

Don leaves behind his wife, Karen, of Manhattan; his sons, Kevin (Lisa), Gordon (Martha), Brian (Linette), Marty (Janna), Adam (Chrissy) Dolezal, and Ben (Kelly) Dolezal, and his daughter, Ashley (James) Warner. He has 26 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, with two more soon to arrive.

Quick witted and always with a streak of orneriness, Don made us smile and laugh a lot. How we will miss him!

Friends are welcome to attend his visitation on Thursday October 4, 2018 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday October 5, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2812 Marlatt Avenue in Manhattan. Interment with military honors will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association are most appreciated. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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