Steven Michael “Mike” Wantland

Memorial services for Steven “Mike” Wantland, 62, Lawrence, will be 4pm to 6pm, Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Smith Center on the campus of Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

Mr. Wantland passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, with his family at his side, after a short fight with lung cancer.

He was born August 12, 1950 in Monett, MO to William Joseph and Helen Lucille Shaffer Wantland.

Mike enjoyed fishing, spending time at the lake with his dogs, and being outdoors. He also enjoyed the 15 years he spent at Brandon Woods at Alvamar getting to know the residents and his co-workers.

He married Linda Kunkle February 4, 2006 in Lawrence. She survives of the home with their faithful dogs Shelby and Buster.

Other survivors include a son, Adam Wantland of Neveda City, CA; sister Phyllis Martin and brother in law Jeff of Lawrence, KS; step sons, Brian, David, and James; grandson, Sirius Wantland of Neveda City, CA; nieces, Kathryn Kimbrell of Irving, TX and Tonia Day of Oklahoma City, OK.

The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, Grace Hospice, or Lawrence Memorial Hospital 3rd Floor West, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.