Obituary: Donald “Wayne” Gesaman


Donald “Wayne” Gesaman, 74, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at McPherson Health & Rehab.  He worked at Chance Mfg., Gates Learjet, and Tramco, all of Wichita, KS.

Wayne was born on October 25, 1946, in Wichita, KS, the son of Donald Kenneth and Ruby (Bannan) Gesaman.

Survivors include: children, Danny Gesaman (Christine) of Canton, KS, Diana Groote (Tim) of McPherson, KS, Joshua Gesaman (Starla) of McPherson, KS, and Nicole Dixon (Linus) of McPherson, KS; a brother, Kenneth ‘Buddy” Gesaman of Wichita, KS; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Virginia Gesaman and Donna Pless, and granddaughter, Rebecca Deist.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Park, McPherson.  Masks will be required.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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