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James “Jim” J. Vainer 1936 - 2021
James “Jim” J. Vainer	1936 - 2021
James “Jim” J. Vainer 1936 - 2021

James “Jim” J. Vainer, 84, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at Via Christi St Francis Campus in Wichita. Jim was born July 23, 1936, in Hillsboro, the son of Joseph and Elsie (Krch) Vainer. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Pflieger on November 5, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salina.

Jim had been a resident of Great Bend since 1971, coming from Concordia. He had been in the glass profession over 63 years, working at PPG as a sales rep, part owner of Jimlo and part time as an advisor for Quality Glass. His love of life was the farm and being outdoors, including hunting, fishing, boating and later, 4-wheeling and riding his gator. Jim loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of the home; two sons David Vainer and wife Pam and John and wife Lori all of Great Bend; one daughter Deborah Quinn and husband Jim of Dover, Del.; sister Virginia Means of Napa, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Matt, Megan, Kylie, Dalton, Katlin, and Aron; seven great-grandchildren Brooke, Olivia, Valerie, Blair, Ethan, Kennedie and Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Don Bedore presiding. Interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery North.

Memorials have been suggested to Father Kapaun or Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 3, 2021