Thomas Herynk


November 11, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Thomas R. Herynk, age 95, of Kincaid, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Parkview Heights, Garnett. 

He was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Iola, the son of Francis Michael and Christina (Pacha) Herynk. Tom attended Lone Elm Grade School and graduated from Kincaid High School. He married Frances Mae Neil on Feb. 28, 1946, in Garnett. This union was blessed with three children. 

Tom won many prizes at the Kincaid Fair for his wood carvings and knives. He was a farmer/rancher in the Lone Elm and Kincaid area all of his life. He was very active civically, serving on school boards, Township Treasurer, Lions Club, Lone Elm Cemetery Board, and a 4-H Club Leader for many years. 

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Christina Herynk; wife, Frances Herynk on Dec. 3, 2015; two brothers, Francis Herynk and Rollin Herynk; two sisters, Elnora Smethers and Madeline Kersley. 

He is survived by his children, Steve Herynk and wife Sandra of Adel, Iowa; Christy Lamb and husband Larry of Livermore, Calif.; Patti Scronce and husband Mike of Algonquin, Ill. He is grandpa to six, Bobbi Perkins, Jeri Gardner, Kati Scronce, Penny Brantner, Mandy Trevino, and Evan Scronce; and great-grandpa to eight and one on the way. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School or to the Kincaid Fair Association. 

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