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Donald R. Geren

Donald R. Geren Donald Rowe Geren, age 86, of Manhattan, died November 21, 2018, in Manhattan.

He was born September 4, 1932, in Wetumka, Oklahoma, the son of Lee Bleeker and Margaret Amelia (Rowe) Geren. Don’s family moved to St. George, Kansas, when he was in grade school. He graduated from St. George High School in 1950 and then attended Kansas State College for one year.

Don served from 1953 to 1955 in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a postal carrier for 28 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post # 17 and helped with Bingo, was treasurer for many years and was a past Commander. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1786 and 40 & 8.

Don was a skilled craftsman and had built a house and was always doing projects around the house. He enjoyed technology gadgets, his pet dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

On August 18, 1955, in Manhattan, he was married to Carol Rose Area. Carol survives of Manhattan. Additional survivors include his daughter Lisa Loberg and her husband Mark of Manhattan; two granddaughters: Amanda Matteson (Travis), and Jenna Shepek (Tim); and four great-grandchildren: Kayden and Reagan Matteson and Ava and Beckett Shepek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Wesley Geren in 2008, his brother Gordon Geren and two sisters Alyne Brook and Jewell Parker.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 30th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Helen Hutchison officiating. Inurnment with military honors will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home prior to the services.

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

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

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