Donald Neil Elbrader, 78, longtime owner and operator of Elbrader's Used Cars, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home following a cancer illness.
He was born near Redfield, Kan., on Nov. 2, 1932, the son of Herbert A. and Hazel E. Eisenbrandt Elbrader. He married Roberta Brown on May 27, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2000. He later married Carrie Kirker on March 14, 2001.
Don stayed with Charlie and Letha Griffith on the ranch when he was young. He worked at Joe Gorman's Buick in Fort Scott as a mechanic.
He was self-employed for over 40 years at Elbrader's Used Cars in Redfield and Fort Scott.
He was a 40-year member of the Redfield Ruritan and a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Carrie of the home; one son, David Elbrader, Redfield, Kan.; one daughter, Janet Rochat and husband Arlen, Andover, Kan.; two brothers, Loyd Elbrader, Neosho, Mo., and Delbert Elbrader, Burlington, Kan.; and one sister, Mildred Harris, Port Angeles, Wash.
Also surviving are grandchildren Scott, Katelyn and Matthew Rochat, Andover, Kan.; two step-children and a little friend Cody.
Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Lee Elbrader, as well as his parents.
Rev. Mark Stetler and Rev. Joel Dunn will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Uniontown United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.