Douglas K. Gwinup, 69, passed away on Nov. 2, 2018

Douglas K. Gwinup, 69, passed away on Nov. 2, 2018, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Andover.
His family will gather with friends at 7 p.m. on Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 645 N. 119th in Wichita, for a Rosary prayer and again at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Towanda Cemetery for a graveside service led by Pastor Craig Reynolds.  
Doug’s life began on Nov. 14, 1948 in Wichita, the son of Billy Lee and Kathryn G. (Hale) Gwinup.  He was a 1967 graduate of Sedgwick High School and attended trade school for heating and air.  Doug was united in marriage to the former Cecelia Creasser on Feb. 16, 1969 in Sedgwick.  He worked for the USD 375 school district in maintenance and part time at Butler County Community College.  Doug enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and was an avid police scanner listener.  He served on the Towanda Volunteer Fire Department and the Butler County Sheriff’s auxiliary.  Doug was always there to help someone in need.  
His greatest joy was his family which includes: his wife Cecelia of Towanda; children Rhonda Gwinup of Towanda, Patrick Gwinup of Towanda and Chris (Veronica) Gwinup of Wichita; grandchildren, Savannah, Blaise, Liam, Rory, and Quinn Gwinup; siblings, Judy (Leroy) Richmeier of Wichita, Debra Gwinup of Minnesota and Martin (Kathy) Gwinup of Minnetonka, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.  
His parents preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions in Doug’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes or American Heart Associations.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Doug at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.