Wayne Lynn King

Wayne Lynn King, 59, passed away February 18, 2021, at his home. He was born December 8, 1961, in Hays, to Marvin L. and Barbara R. (Bittel) King.

Wayne was a 1980 graduate of Ellis High School. On August 12, 1995, he married the love of his life, Sharon Kirchoff, in Hutchinson. They shared over 25 years together, making memories and sharing adventures. He was a manager at Woodwork Manufacturing. Wayne was a member of Church of the Holy Cross, Hutchinson.

He enjoyed woodworking and could build just about anything, with crosses being one of his favorite projects. Wayne enjoyed running and working out, competing in multiple races, including the Chicago Marathon. He was a family man who never missed one of his children’s or grandchildren’s activities. Spending time with family was one of his favorite pastimes. Wayne was always up for any adventure or crazy idea that his family threw at him. He was a people person and never knew a stranger; once he met you, you were his friend for life. Wayne gave himself unselfishly to his family, work, church, and anyone else he could help. He enjoyed life-- coaching, traveling, fishing, eating ice cream, and telling a joke.

He is survived by: his wife, Sharon King of Hutchinson; children, Ashley (Scott) Briand of Ransom, Luke King of Hutchinson, and Kaleb King of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Chloe, Addison, and Evan Briand; parents, Marvin and Barbara King of Ellis; siblings, Wade (Leitha) King of Ellis, Wanda (Donnie) Younger of Ellis, and Wes (Kim) King of Andale; father-in-law, Don Kirchoff; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Larry) Claar, Karen (Mark) Percival, and Carol (Rick) Rupp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Christian and Anna King, and Edgar and Rosemary Bittel; and mother-in-law, MaryAnn Kirchoff.

Parish Rosary service was Monday, February 22, 2021, at Church of the Holy Cross, 2631 Independence Road, Hutchinson. Mass of Christian Burial service was Tuesday, February 23, 2021, also at the church, with Father Michael Kerschen officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Victory in the Valley, Wichita, or St. Vincent de Paul Society of Church of the Holy Cross, Hutchinson, in care of Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Posted online on February 22, 2021