Longtime Goodland, KS resident, Deanna Kay Whisler, 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Topside Manor in Goodland.
Deanna was born on July 11, 1946 in Colby, KS to Kenneth C. and Dorothy F. (Morton) Whisler. She was one of six children. She attended school at Central Elementary School in Goodland until the age of 9 when she diagnosed with Tuberculosis Meningitis, which at that age was very fatal. After 8 months in a coma, Deanna had to learn to walk and talk all over again.
Due to her illness, Deanna was mostly disabled for the rest of her life, far surpassing her life expectancy. However, Deanna didn’t let this slow her down. She was a joy to her entire family, and enjoyed spending time doing crossword puzzles. She also had a love for horses.
Preceding her in death were her parents, and 2 nephews Trevor Walker and Conrad Whisler.
She is survived by her 3 brothers, Gary and Karen Wiens of Hillsboro, KS, Kent and Barb Whisler of Manhattan, KS and Gary and Josie Whisler of Atwood, KS; 2 sisters Mary Jo and Troy Funk of Holyoke, CO and Karen and Terry Peck of Goodland, KS. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Deanna was cremated and private family services will be held in the Goodland Cemetery with Pastor Brent Flanders officiating.