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In Memory of

Floyd Leon Engstrand

August 10, 1936 - March 27, 2015

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Floyd Leon Engstrand passed from this life after 78 years on March 27, 2015. Leon was born in the town of Morland, KS. He grew up in post-depression Northwest Kansas, the son of an electronics technician/photographer and homemaker. Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond E. Engstrand and Florence M. (Ludlow) Engstrand. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Engstrand. Siblings; Raymond D. Engstrand (Millie) of Baltimore, MD and Ida L. Sherman of Greely, CO , sons; Gregory A. Engstrand (Martha) of Bartlett, TN and Rick L. Engstrand of Wichita, KS., his...

Floyd Leon Engstrand passed from this life after 78 years on March 27, 2015. Leon was born in the town of Morland, KS. He grew up in post-depression Northwest Kansas, the son of an electronics technician/photographer and homemaker. Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond E. Engstrand and Florence M. (Ludlow) Engstrand. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Engstrand. Siblings; Raymond D. Engstrand (Millie) of Baltimore, MD and Ida L. Sherman of Greely, CO , sons; Gregory A. Engstrand (Martha) of Bartlett, TN and Rick L. Engstrand of Wichita, KS., his mutually adored step-children Tami Ellis (Lynn) of Clearwater, KS., Cammie Cherney (Jon), of Cassville, MO., Todd McPeak (Jill) of Denver, NC., and Heidi Demuth (Craig) of Clearwater, KS., four grandchildren, fourteen step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, all of whom were touched by his generous, gentle, kind and caring heart. Leon served in the Air Force National Guard as a Staff Sergeant, he graduated from WSU with a degree in geology, but after a summer of working on an oil drilling rig as a 'roughneck', he decided on another vocation. His choice proved wise, as he became an investment executive, at which he excelled. He moved through the ranks as a financial advisor and investment strategist. Leon provided leadership and integrity to the office and promoted many careers as a mentor with his guidance. After 43 years at the same firm, he retired as a Senior V.P. of Investments with Stifel Nicolaus Inc. Leon was a detailed and gifted craftsman in woodworking, developed real estate property and was quite meticulous in landscaping. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, hiking, snow-shooing and spending summers with his friends and family at their cabin at Estes Park, CO along the Big Thompson River. He was a humble caregiver and his generosity was an expression of his character to his large, extended, loving family, all to which adore him. Floyd Leon Engstrand undoubtedly lived this life by the example in Acts 20:35 "-In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus' words: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Hillside Funeral Home, 935 N. Hillside, Wichita; Celebration of Life service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at New Spring Church, 12200 E. 21 St. North, Wichita, KS 67206. Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society, 330 S. Main St., #100, Wichita, KS 67202 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.