Funeral services for Alan Wesley Wyss, who died on August 28, 2021, at his rural Burns home took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by a celebration of life at the Burns Community Building, led by Reverend Steve Hysom .
Born October 22, 1941 in Newton to William W. Wyss and Martha (Criger) Wyss, Alan graduated from Burns High School in 1960 after attending De Graff Elementary School from Grades 1 to 8.
He grew up on a farm north of De Graff and cultivated it all his adult life until his retirement. He continued to live there and had many friends in the local community. Special thanks to Terry and Pam Lowmaster and Sam, Matthew and Becky Spinden, who provided support that kept him at home.
Alan enjoyed going to Burns to visit the bank, play dominoes and eat at Braum’s restaurant in El Dorado. He was always ready to play cards; The ten-point field was the family favorite. He became a bridge player after Clifford introduced him to the family while he was attending college.
Alan was a member of the Chelsea Square Dancers and a bowling league and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a life member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He attended De Graff Community Church in his later years.
He continued to be a 4-H supporter and bought two pigs, a goat, a rabbit, a lamb, a peach pie and a tray of cookies from this latest 4-H fair in Butler County. He was very proud of all the cattle ribbons he had accumulated over the years and he always enjoyed the delicious pastries he bought at the 4-H Fair in Butler County.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Martha Wyss, and brothers, Darrell Wyss and Clifford Wyss.
Survivors include sisters Sharon (and her husband Dan) Bellis of Wichita and Loretta (and her husband Don) Patterson of Augusta; Burns’ sister-in-law Virginia Wyss; nieces Esther (and husband Jeff) Glaseman of Burns, Debbie (and husband Terry) Chastain of Ulysses and Joanna (and husband Matt) Hadley of Burns; nephews Chris Schaffer of Wichita; Eric (and wife Angela) Schaffer of Wichita; Patrick (and his wife Kelly) Wyss of Champaign, Illinois; Jeff (and wife Lynette) Wyss of Bellevue, Nebraska; Mike Patterson of Augusta; and Andrew Patterson of Wichita; 13 great-nieces; and eight grandnephews.
Memorial donations in Alan’s name can be made to the 4-H Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Please sign their guestbook online at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.