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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Garrett Austin Spencer

  • Garrett Austin Spencer, 19, passed away on Saturday (March 24, 2012) in Wolf Creek, Colo., due to a skiing accident. 


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  • Garrett Austin Spencer, 19, passed away on Saturday (March 24, 2012) in Wolf Creek, Colo., due to a skiing accident.  
    He was born on Jan. 18, 1993, in Wichita, the son of Gary S. and Susan R. Dalin Spencer. He was graduate of Hesston High School, where he was captain of the football team and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. He also was part of the Odyssey of the Mind team that made it to the World Finals twice. Garrett then went on to college at Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he was part of the KSU Marketing Club and was an active member of the Student Mobility. He also enjoyed playing intramural sports.
    Garrett was an active member of God’s Family and a leader of the Hesston Youth Group, where he touched many lives.
    He is survived by his parents, Gary Spencer and Susan Spencer, both of Hesston; brothers, Clayton and Landon Spencer of Hesston; paternal grandparents, Ralph (Shirley) Spencer of McPherson; and maternal grandparents, Earl (Carrol) Dalin of San Antonio and DeEtta Dalin of Wichita.  
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church in Hesston.
    Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hesston Mennonite Church, with Pastor Brad Burkholder officiating. Private family burial will take place at Eastlawn Cemetery in Hesston.
    Memorials may be sent to the Garrett Spencer Memorial Fund, in care of First Bank of Kansas, 347-A Old Hwy 81, Hesston, KS 67062, or in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster,  P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

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