Eldon Ray Wehking, 80 of Lancaster, KS passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 8, 2017.
He was born October 4, 1937 to Elsie Dorssom Wehking and Gilbert Wehking in Lancaster, KS where he lived in virtually the same location his entire life. He attended Old Huron Elementary School and was a graduate of the final graduating class of Huron High School. Eldon had a passion for farming and was the third generation in a five-generation farm. Over the years, Eldon and his sons and grandsons developed the farm into Wehking and Sons.
He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lancaster and had served on the church council. He also served on the Atchison County Co-op Board and the Huron Cemetery Board.
He married Carol Lockwood on November 26, 1961. He is survived by his son Todd (Jayne) Wehking, grandchildren Courtney (Joe) Klepees, Matt (Jake) Wisdom, Collin Wehking, Troy Wehking, Austin (Mariah) Gibson, great-grandson Nash Gibson, sisters Marilyn (Larry) Jacobson, Dorothy (Pat) Vercauteren, and several nieces and nephews.
Eldon was always happy to assist neighboring friends and farmers with labor, machinery, and his mechanical skills. He exemplified a quality that is rare in society today, and as a lifelong member of the community was well respected. Ray was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, and his infectious smile was loved by many. He was an avid dog lover and owned many dogs throughout his life. He is survived by his beloved Yorkie, Bo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie and Gilbert Wehking, wife Carol Wehking, son Chris Wehking, daughter Lisa Wilson and son in law James Wilson and a sister Grace Welch.
Graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Huron Cemetery, with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Atchison Hospice and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.