May 25, 2024

Marvin Dale Branstine

Marvin Dale Branstine, 82, of Liberal, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.  

He was born on May 28, 1934 to Thornton and Mildred (Cartwright) Branstine White. He attended school at Liberal High School in 1953. Marvin worked as a commercial pilot as an owner/operator of Branstine Flying Service Inc. On July 6, 1957 he married Ardis Westphal at Lawton, OK. She survives. Marvin was a lifetime Liberal resident. He served in the U.S. Army 1957-1959 and spent eighteen months in Germany. From 1964 to 1992 Owned/Operated Branstine Flying Service Inc.

He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptized March 6, 1960, he also served as treasurer, as well as trustee and head usher. He was also a member of the Liberal Gun Club and served as president.

Marvin is survived by his loving spouse Ardis, Two Daughters, Mishelle Allen and husband Ward of Liberal, KS, Zoann Branstine and husband Jude Shavlik of Madison, WI; Three Sons, Mark Branstine of Liberal, KS, Michael Branstine and wife Jessica of Independence, KS, Matthew Branstine and wife Debbie of Dumas, TX; Sister, Carol Ann McDaniel and husband Jerry of Liberal, KS; Sister-In-Law, Eileen Schassow of DesMoines, IA; Brother-In Law, Larry Westphal of Marshalltown, IA; 7 Granddaughters, 4 Grandsons, 6 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Father, Thornton Branstine, Mother, Mildred White Branstine, Step-Father, Bryan White, Brother, Moe Branstine, Brother-In-Law, Doyle Schassow, Sister-In-Law, Janet Westphal, Father & Mother in Law, Ferd & Myrtle Westphal.

There will be no public visitation, as cremation has taken place.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00pm at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Andrew Wehling, officiating, Reception will follow services at the church.

Private family Inurnment will take place.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Miller Mortuary-PO Box 826-Liberal, KS 67905