Keith Ferris Whiteman, 76, of Topeka, died peacefully in his home on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was born on June 21, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas to Ferris and Rosemary (Slater) Whiteman.
Keith graduated from Seaman High School in 1961 where he was a standout high school athlete and was especially talented at football and track. He served in the U.S. Army for three years and returned home in 1965 to marry his high school sweetheart and raise a family. All of his life, he had a love for the outdoors and took up many outdoor hobbies such as hunting and golf.
Keith is survived by his daughter; Nicole, son; Chad, four grandchildren, Jackson, Tessa, Sampson and Reagan. Also surviving are his brother; David and sister; Melanie. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister; Susan. He was a loving father and a proud grandfather. Keith touched the lives of many who will remember him as a dedicated family man and a loyal friend.
A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Lake Shawnee Event Center, 3025 SE Croco Rd., Topeka, Kansas 66605. Dinner and beverages will be provided. Time will be available for stories for those who would like to share.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Keith’s name to the Arab Shrine, 1305 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66612. They provided support to Keith so that his son could receive the medical treatment needed to be able to walk.
Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. is assisting the family.
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