Marvin “Red” Wycoff, Shawnee, died Monday, May 6, 2019.
He was born in Radium to Estol and Golda Wycoff. He grew up in Radium, but moved to Huntington Park, Calif., for five years with his family when he was a teenager, before returning to Kansas. He graduated from Radium High School and attended Fort Hays State University.
He married Mary Trimble, on Dec. 18, 1960. In 1958 he purchased the Varsity Bowl Drive In, Hays, which he operated until 1992. The Varsity Bowl was a popular place for teenagers to hang out and “Red” was liked and respected by many of his customers and former employees. He also sold real estate in Hays for Ellner-Bickle Realty (Dean Ellner Realtors) and in Kansas City with JD Reece (Reece-Nichols). In his retirement, he also worked for Enterprise and made many good friends there. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1954 to 1956. He was secretary to the general at the 225th Station Hospital in Garmisch, Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Shawnee; a daughter, Kim Pisano and husband, Chuck, Lenexa; a grandson, Adam Pisano, Lenexa; a sister-in-law, May Wycoff; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlys Wycoff and wife, Margaret, Otis Wycoff and Lloyd Wycoff; and a sister, Vivian DeSantis and husband, Marty.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 1 at Shawnee United Methodist Church, Shawnee.
A luncheon will follow at the Village Cooperative, Shawnee.