Donald Glen Tiffin, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died Sunday May 4, 2014, at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas.
Don was born Nov. 15, 1935, in Graham the son of Remil Lorenzo and Hildred Faye (McGee) Tiffin. He grew up in the Graham, area and graduated from Graham High School in the class of 1954 and attended one year of business school.
He was united in marriage to Peggy Jean Burgess in July 1956. From this union Don and Peggy were blessed with two children, Donald and Janet.
He moved to Russell in 1974. Peggy preceded Don in death Oct. 23, 1978.
Later, Don met, fell in love with and was united in marriage to Glenda Rae Nance on Sept. 1, 1979, in Lincoln, Kansas, and welcomed his stepson Gregory to the family.
Don worked 37 years for Fina Oil and Chemical Company and retired in 1994 as a district production superintendent.
He was a longtime member of First Congregational Church in Russell.
He enjoyed collecting antique cars, playing cards and games, woodworking, gardening and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.
When he was younger he enjoyed fishing and camping. Most of all he was a homebody and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Peggy; brother, Eugene Tiffin; and baby sister, Wanda Carol Tiffin.
Surviving family include his wife, Glenda of the home; son, Donald E. Tiffin and wife Pamela of Midland; daughter, Janet M. Garrett and husband Blaine of Castlerock, Colorado; stepson, Gregory A. Wassenberg of Salina, Kansas; brother, Harold Tiffin and wife Karlyne of Cuero; sisters, Virginia Latimer of Lubbock and Lois Boyle of Graham; three grandchildren, Amanda Sehon, Matthew Tiffin and Mason Tiffin; and a great grandchild, Javen Sehon.
A celebration of Don’s life was May 8 at First Congregational Church in Russell with Pastor Ron Wedel officiating. Burial followed at Russell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to First Congregational Church of Russell and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.