Obituary-Gregg Gonser

Gregg L. Gonser was born May 10, 1949, the youngest of five children, to Merle and Viola (Duncan) Gonser.  He departed this life at his home in rural Ottawa County on June 12, 2024, at the age of 75.

He grew up in Idana and attended the Idana school as a youngster and Clay Center Community High School.  After high school he married Chris Chartier, and they welcomed daughters Ginger and Carla.  They later divorced.

He spent his younger years working, playing ball, fishing and hunting with his buddies. He had previously worked at Eldorado, Hutch-Mayrath and Medicalodge.  At the time of his death, he was employed at Ottawa County Head Start.

On June 2, 2006, he married Edna (Baker) Colton and grew his family with three sons, 3 daughters in laws and 6 additional grandchildren.  They would go on to enjoy the next 18 years leading a simple life of fishing, hunting, woodworking, riding the Ranger and enjoying their fur children.

Gregg was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill and Bruce Gonser and sister Nancy Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, daughters Ginger (Thor) Clemens Ardmore, Oklahoma, Carla (Marty) Woods, Clay Center. Sons Jeremy Milum (Malissa) Oakhill, Daniel (Karly) Colton Salina and Mark (Robyne)Colton Oakhill 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Sister Sally Frank, Abilene.  Special sister-in-law Maggie Gonser Clay Center. Special nephew Dave (Nancy)Gonser Clay Center.

Honorary Urn bearers will be Bill Robinson, Scott Liby, Jarrod Wynn, Mark Carson, Danny Wynn and Dave Gonser.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Oakhill Presbyterian Church, Oakhill Kansas. 

Inurnment will follow the service at Mt. Liberty Cemetery rural Ottawa County Kansas. 

Memorials can be designated to Ottawa County Head Start in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th Street, Clay Center Kansas

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