Wyatt A. Fuhrman, 75, Nortonville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Van Velzer officiating. Burial will follow in Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Wyatt was born on Sept. 10, 1938 in Atchison, the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Farris) Fuhrman. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1956. Mr. Fuhrman was a life-long farmer in the Pardee and Cummings community. He served as Atchison County Farm Bureau president in 1994 and 1995. He was the 1995 recipient of the Kansas Bankers Award for Soil Conservation and was currently serving as the Center Township treasurer. Wyatt was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Nortonville, where he had served for many years as an elder. He enjoyed music and singing. Wyatt was an accomplished singer and was a member of Atchison Rivermen group for many years. He also sang at weddings and funerals for many family and community friends.
He was married to Carolyn M. Zabel on Sept. 26, 1964 in Atchison. Mrs. Fuhrman survives of the home. Additional survivors include daughter Amy Fuhrman, Topeka, and son Steve (Melissa) Fuhrman, Holton, two grandsons, Grant and Rex Fuhrman, Holton, his parents, three sisters, Leola Finley, Delores Lemke, and Marsha Burgess preceded him in death.