LYONS — Gordon L. Zahradnik, 80, died Oct. 8 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 18, 1933 in Wilson, he was the son of Emil and Georgina Chrudimsky Zahradnik. He graduated from the Wilson School system and from Fort Hays State University with a master’s degree in education. On June 7, 1959 he married Rae Vivian Revell at Wilson. She died on Oct. 8, 2013. A resident of Sterling and Lyons for 50 years, he was a retired teacher at Sterling College and the Wichita School District.
Mr. Zahradnik was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Lyons, the Board of Fort Hays State University Alumni Association, Half Century Club, Retired Teachers Association, Rice County Historical Society and the American Legion in Great Bend.
Survivors include a son, Zane and Dawn Zahradnik of Windom; a daughter, April and Brent Brooks of Lucas, Texas; and eight grandchildren; a brother Junior Zahradnik of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at the Celebration Centre in Lyons with the Rev. Robert Friesen officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Wilson City Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Navy. Friends may visit from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons. Memorials are suggested to the Rice County Community Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Homes*
214 West Ave. South
P.O. Box 89
Lyons, KS 67554
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 11, 2013