Carl Francis Giddings Carl Francis Pete Giddings, 90, died peacefully at the VA Community Living Center in Leavenworth, KS on April 23, 2013. Carl was born to Bill and Clara Giddings in Beloit, Kansas. He graduated from Beloit High School shortly after which he joined the Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous service in WWII as a member of the 17th Airborne and glider infantry, after seeing action in France and Germany. Following the war, he worked over 35 years for Southwestern Bell in various labor and management positions in Topeka, McPherson, Clay Center, Norton, and other towns across Kansas. Carl married Mildred Ruth Drummond of Asherville, Kansas in 1942. They celebrated their 50th anniversary prior to her death in 1992. He was a proud Mason who loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. Carl is survived by his son Monte Giddings (Jill), granddaughter Caitlin Giddings of Allentown, PA, granddaughter Ashley Walz (Nicholas) of Kansas City, MO and great grandchildren Maddie, Lily, Jude, Noah, and Silas Walz. He is preceded in death by his wife Millie, parents and older siblings Eddie, Esther, Johnnie, and Lawney. The family wishes to thank the medical staff at the VA Health System for the loving care. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Porters Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. A Graveside Service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit, KS on Wednesday, May 1 at 1:00 pm. Contributions may be made to the Kansas School for Ministry, (Giddings Memorial). (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444) Carl Francis Giddings
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Apr. 28, 2013
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS 66215