Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. Born May 13, 1933, at Victoria, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. Marvin married Betty Lou Kronewitter Feb. 4, 1956, at Schoenchen. She died Jan. 21, 2012. He was a Great Bend resident since 1959, coming from Hays.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and flying, holding a private pilot’s license for many years.
Mr. Rajewski served during Korean War as a SP3 (T) in the Army. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick, and American Legion Argonne Post 180, both of Great Bend. He was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 862 and a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3111, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include: one son, Mike Rajewski and wife Penny of Lake Charles, La.; two daughters, Connie Kerr and husband David of Flower Mound, Texas, and Bonnie McPherson and husband Jerry of Tyler, Texas; eight grandchildren, Christopher Rajewski, Matthew Burgardt, Michael Burgardt, Melissa Burgardt, Marsha Greenway, Cassandra Kerr, Ashley Kerr and Katie Kerr; two step-grandchildren, Cody McPherson and Abby McPherson; and nine great-grandchildren, Nicole Kegler, Quincy Corbin, Ashton Burgardt, Olivia Burgardt, Breanna Kegler, Chloe Burgardt, Ariana McPherson, Cayden Rajewski and Harper Rajewski. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Rajewski, Charles Rajewski and Vern Rajewski; and three sisters, Evelyn Chase, Georgine Wolf and Ceclia Yost.
Vigil Service with 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Don Bedore celebrating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Boniface Cemetery in Vincent. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established with St. Boniface Cemetery Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 4, 2017