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Donald Joseph Vest 1948 - 2021
Donald Joseph Vest	1948 - 2021
Donald Joseph Vest 1948 - 2021

Donald Joseph Vest, 73, of Great Bend, Kansas passed away Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

Born on January 12th, 1948 to Edwin and Louise (Gabel) Vest. 

Don was a U.S. Army Veteran and a talented carpenter, a skill he was taught by his grandfather. He was an avid KU basketball fan, enjoyed gardening, and was well known for his award-winning breads and cinnamon rolls.  Don was passionate about teaching Native American culture and muzzleloading history. He will be remembered as a man who always had a cup of coffee in his hand and a story to tell.

Survived by his children Brooke (Travis)  Boltman, Kristin (Anthony) Dail, Lindsay (Justin) Cooper, Ian (Jennifer) Vest; 9 grandchildren; longtime companion Dee Steinert; Sisters Beverly (Charlie) Rolfs, Mary Lou Headley; Brother David Vest. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place, with services pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 24, 2021