Allen Sangwin

Allen “Buck” Ray Sangwin, 73, died Monday at his home in White City. He was born April 19, 1940, in Council Grove to William “Bud” and Iva “Kate” Carr Sangwin.

He grew up in White City and graduated high school in 1958. He married Joyce Nienstedt on May 27, 1967. They spent their early married life moving between White City, Herington, Abilene, Antelope, Marion, and Emporia before returning to White City in 1970.

He owned and operated the Sangwin Standard station for eight years before working for the school in White City, in construction and mechanical work, and as the city maintenance chief. He also owned and operated BJ Tree Shearing for many years. He retired in 2002. He was a volunteer firefighter for 26 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children, Allen Sangwin Jr. of Falcon, Colo., Shelly Cunningham of White City, and Christl Williams of Wilsey; four sisters, Mary Smith of Marion, Gloria Hultgren of Osage City, Gaila Sanford of White City, and Debbie Sanford of White City; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one upcoming great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild, Kelsey Cunningham.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White City Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

A memorial fund has been established with the Buck Sangwin Memorial at Central National Bank in White City.

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