Donald Glen Tiffin, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died on May 04, 2014, at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas.
Don was born on November 15, 1935, in Graham, Texas, the son of Remil Lorenzo and Hildred Faye (McGee) Tiffin. He grew up in the Graham, Texas area and graduated from Graham High School in the class of 1954 and attended 1 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 on October 23, 1978. Later, Don met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Glenda Rae Nance on September 01, 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 the 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.
Surviving family include his wife Glenda of the home, son Donald E. Tiffin and wife Pamela of Midland, Texas; daughter Janet M. Garrett and husband Blaine of Castle Rock, Colorado; stepson Gregory A. Wassenberg of Salina, Kansas; brother Harold Tiffin and wife Karlyne of Cuero, Texas; sisters Virginia Latimer of Lubbock, Texas and Lois Boyle of Graham, Texas; 3 grandchildren Amanda Sehon, Matthew Tiffin and Mason Tiffin and great grandchild Javen Sehon.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Peggy, brother Eugene Tiffin and baby sister Wanda Carol Tiffin.
A celebration of Donís life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 08, 2014, at the First Congregational Church in Russell, with Pastor Ron Wedel officiating. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 07, 2014, at the mortuary with the family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be given to the 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.