Memorial Mass for Donald L. Ogburn, 82, Rural Lawrence, will be at 10 am, Monday, January 2, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Ogburn died Dec. 28, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with Phyllis and many of their children and grand children around him. He was born January 7, 1934 in Ellsworth, KS and is the son of Lloyd E. and Verna Margel Sauers Ogburn.
After graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1956 Mr. Ogburn joined the Navy and served for 4 years. After the military he attended training and become an air traffic controller. He retired from the FAA out of Olathe Air Traffic Control Center. Once retired, he looked forward to meeting with his coffee group and the air traffic controllers’ breakfast. Mr. Ogburn loved to hunt and fish and spending time with his family. He was also a Master Gardener and really enjoyed visiting with neighbors who stopped by to pick up sweet corn, asparagus and strawberries.
He married Phyllis A. Urbanek on Jan. 7, 1956 in Ellsworth. She survives of the home. Other survivors include sons Mike (Annette) of Panama City, Chris of Ottawa, Pat (Karen) of Liberty, MO, and Tony of Hendersonville, TN, daughter Lisa Snead of Overland Park, 7 grandchildren Jake, Joe, Nolan, Mary Ann, and Alan Ogburn, Clint and Charlie Snead.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to Wounded Warriors or Gary Sinise Foundation in care Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.