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Grover Workman

June 11, 1921 — June 1, 2016

Grover Workman

Grover Richard "Dick" Workman, 94, of Coffeyville left this world Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in his home surrounded by loved ones, just ten days shy of his 95th birthday.

He was born June 11, 1921 in Tampa, Florida to Grover Workman and Mildred (Knight) Strickler. Dick graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville. He attended Coffeyville Community College. At the age of 21, Dick joined the United States Navy and proudly served on the USS Mississippi during World War II. He was honorably discharged with 3+ years of service after which he started his career as an aircraft assembler, working at Continental Can and Rockwell International. After 23 years of employment at Rockwell he retired in 1986. Dick took great pleasure in tending his garden, which was enjoyed by everyone in the community. He is known for creating birdhouses out of the gourds he grew in his garden. He was also known as the bird man because he enjoyed bird watching and the company of his pet Parakeets, to include Little Fella, Wild Willie, Ecobodit, Cricket and is survived by his last companion, Ecobodi.

Through marriage, Dick was blessed with 6 children. He was preceded in death by his wife Jerry, his parents, brother Jack Knight, two sons; Ronald and David and grandson Johnathon. He is survived by his daughter Susan Mustonen and her husband Wayne. Sons; Thomas Workman, Richard Workman and his wife Rebecca. Terry Brinker and his wife Donna. As well as five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and former daughter-in-law LeeAnn Williams.

Graveside services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held on Monday June 6, 2016 at 2:00pm at Fairview Cemetery Veteran's Patio with Chaplain Mike Graham of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy and Coffeyville VFW Post 1022. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday June 5, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and they may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit


FordWulfBruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Sunday, June 5, 2016


Fairview Cemetery-Veterans Patio
Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Monday, June 6, 2016
2 pm


Fairview Cemetery
2400 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Memorial Contributions

Disabled American Veterans
PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH  45250

Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
313 S Market St
Wichita, KS  67202
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