Marvin Dale Branstine, 82, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Southwest Medical Center.
He was born May 28, 1934 to Thornton and Mildred (Cartwright) Branstine White.
He married Ardis Westphal July 6, 1957 in Lawton, Okla. She survives.
He worked as a commercial pilot, and was the owner and operator of Branstine Flying Service Inc. from 1964 to 1992
He served in the U.S. Army 1957-1959, and spent 18 months in Germany.
He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. He also served as treasurer, as well as trustee and head usher.
He was a member of the Liberal Gun Club and served as president.
Survivors also include three sons: Mark Branstine, Liberal, Michael Branstine and wife, Jessica, Independence, and Matthew Branstine and wife, Debbie, Dumas, Texas; daughters, Mishelle Allen and husband, Ward, Liberal, and Zoann Branstine and husband, Jude Shavlik, Madison, Wisc.; sister, Carol Ann McDaniel and husband, Jerry, Liberal; sister-in-law, Eileen Schassow, Des Moines, Iowa; brother-in-law, Larry Westphal, Marshalltown, Iowa; seven granddaughters; four grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Bryan White; brother, Moe Branstine; brother-in-law, Doyle Schassow; sister-in-law, Janet Westphal; and father and mother-in-law, Ferd and Myrtle Westphal.
• Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with Andrew Wehling presiding. A reception will follow services at the church.
There will be a private family burial.
There will be no public visitation, as cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of Miller Mortuary-PO Box 826-Liberal, KS 67905
Condolences may be left at www.millermortuary.net.