Lenard D. Akin, Jr. Lenard D. Akin, Jr., 87, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was born October 5, 1926 in Marshall County, KS, the son of Lenard D. and Edith M. (Montague) Akin, Sr. He was a 1944 graduate of Beattie High School. Mr. Akin farmed in Marshall and Nemaha Counties, owned and operated the Winifred Grain Company. He later became a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 2004. He was an active member of Winifred Baptist Church. After moving to Topeka, he attended South Knollwood Baptist Church. Lenard married Vivian L. Schafer on July 27, 1947 in Vermillion, KS. She survives. Other survivors include four children, Danny (Lorene) Akin, Meriden, KS, Janell (Robert) Wullschleger, Harlan, IA, Joan (Daniel) Buchholz, Orlando, FL and Bruce (Tami) Akin, Topeka; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Miriam (Duane) Long, Topeka; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Jeanne Ann Akin, and two sisters. Lenard will lie in state after 3 p.m., Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. A funeral ceremony will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at South Knollwood Baptist Church, 1813 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS 66611. A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday at Vermillion Cemetery, Vermillion, KS. A memorial service will be 3 p.m., Tuesday at Winifred Baptist Church with family visitation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to South Knollwood Baptist Church or to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Lenard D. Akin, Jr.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from June 7 to June 8, 2014
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