Greensburg- William Victor McElwain, 93, died January 2, 2014 at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt, Kansas. He was born April 2, 1920 in Calhan, Colorado, the son of Charles Noble and Anna (Keller) McElwain. A lifetime resident of Kiowa County, Vic graduated from Greensburg High School in 1939 and attended Kansas University for a semester. He was a farmer/rancher and co-owner of Hunter Drug Store, Greensburg, from 1983-2007. Vic was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps. He enlisted in 1941 and was stationed in the China-Burma-India theater. He was a side gunner in a B-25. He earned the rank of Master Sergeant as an air operations specialist. He was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and the First United Methodist Church, all of Greensburg. On August 6, 1955, Vic married Jamie L. Estlack in Raton, New Mexico. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters Jacquelyn McElwain and Michelle Sturgeon and husband Tony, all of Haviland, one Grandson Benjamin Victor Sturgeon, and a sister Charlenne Taylor, Scottsdale, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Charles Noble McElwain. Graveside funeral services and celebration of Vic’s life will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg with Pastor Willard Olinger officiating. The family will greet friends 5:00-7:00p.m. Monday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Memorials are suggested to the Pratt Humane Society and South Wind Hospice, Pratt, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.
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