Obituary: Gary Edelman

Gary Edelman

Gary David Edelman, 71, of Sabetha, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.

He was born in Sabetha on Sept. 29, 1948, the son of David and Lena (Titus) Edelman. He spent his adult life on a farm across the road from his birth place. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1966 and attended Kansas State University, where he met his future wife, Marilyn. They were united in marriage on July 21, 1968, in Wellington, Kan. To this union was born a daughter, Carrie.

Besides farming and raising livestock, Gary worked as a service tech and salesman for Wenger Manufacturing for 49 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 2017. Gary was a member of the United Methodist Church, served on the Blue Jay Booster Club, SHS Alumni Board, was the President of NEK SEN Energy Group, and also served on the Nemaha County Farm Bureau Board and the Kansas Young Farmers and Ranchers Board.

He was very involved in all of his daughter’s activities from being a softball coach to a 4-H leader. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, but his first priority was his family.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Leroy, at birth.

Gary is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Carrie (Wayne) Grimm; his granddaughters, Elsie, Sadie, Emmie, Estie and Nellie; his brother, Mark Edelman; his sisters-in-law, Nancy Edelman and Marty Albertson; his step-dad, Wayne Dettman; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Sabetha. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 7, at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Interment was made in the Albany Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the SHS Alumni Association or the Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Street, Sabetha, KS 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at

The Sabetha Herald 2/12/2020


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