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Jack N. Logan

8/16/2013

Jack N. Logan, 84, Hays, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 6, 1929, in Topeka to Glenn Earl and Marie Amelia (Edwinson) Logan. He was a 1947 graduate of Topeka High School, attended college at Washburn University, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Baker University, and was a graduate of Fort Hays State College.

He married Loralee Kasten on Nov. 6, 1950, in Topeka. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving at the end of World War II and into the Korean War. He spent the last 20-plus years before retiring in 1992, as an associate professor in the business department at FHSU. Previously, he taught computer programming and was director of district data processing for the Haysville and Olathe school districts, consulted as a systems analyst for various school districts throughout the country, Univac in Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka.

He was a former scoutmaster with the local Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 101, former district commissioner for the Coronado Area Council, was on the Eagle Scout Advisory Board, was second in a line of four generations of Logan family Eagle Scouts, and was active in all levels of scouting. In recent years, he was the recipient of the BSA Silver Beaver Award and in 2010 was chosen as recipient of the 100th anniversary National Hall of Leadership Award.

In his earlier years, he was an avid rock and fossil hound. In more recent years, he was an accomplished amateur photographer.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays; three sons, Mark Logan and wife, Donata, La Crosse, Jay Logan and wife, Jo, Horton, and Jack Glenn Logan and wife, Lisa, Belleville, Ill.; a daughter, Linda Madzey and husband, Bob, Ogallah; a brother, Larry Glenn Logan, Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Gail Logan; and a granddaughter, Brandi Teresa Logan, both in 1981.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine; private family burial was in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials are suggested to Boy Scout Troop No. 101, Hays, or Hays Arts Council in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.