Edwin A. Gorsky
VETERAN WWII; U.S. ARMY
Edwin A. GORSKY
Edwin A. Gorsky, was born April 15, 1926, near Trego Center, KS, to the late
Joseph Frank and Amalie ‘Molly’ (Michaelis) Gorsky. He passed away Monday, May
30, 2011, in the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital at WaKeeney at the age of
Submitted by Gayle M. Garrett
He was baptized in Zion Lutheran Church at Trego Center and later confirmed in
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in WaKeeney in 1938. After graduating from Trego
Community High School with the class of 1944, Ed entered the United States Army
in August of 1944 to serve his country. He was honorably discharged July 8,
1946. He was very proud of his military involvement and the fact he served
On May 18, 1947, Ed was united in marriage to Vera Jean Spradling in Casper,
Ed earned his B.S. degree from College of Emporia and later earned his Master’s
degree from the University of Kansas. He had a strong passion to educate young
people which propelled him to work as a high school teacher, coach, guidance
counselor at Bonner Springs, KS, and a college administrator at Bethany College,
Lindsborg, KS, Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO, and Park University, Park,
MO. His educational career spanned forty-eight years.
Ed was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and a life member of the
Randall Reid VFW Post #3449 and the American Legion Moore Post #197, all in
WaKeeney and he was also a lifetime member of the National Education
Association. He was an avid fisherman.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Vera Jean; a son, Dale and his
wife, Cherlyn; three grandchildren, Shana Williams and husband, Scott, Cara
Chafetz and husband, Paul, Brandon Gorsky and wife, Sophia; two
great-grandchildren, Blake Alexandra Chafetz, Everett James Williams; a brother,
Joseph Gorsky and wife Ellen; and a sister, Marvel McGuire. He is also survived
by numerous nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, August and Julius Gorsky; and three sisters, Helen Connor, Ruth
Conness, and Greta Dice, preceded him in death.
Services for Ed were held Thursday, June, 2, 2011 in the Bethlehem Lutheran
Church at WaKeeney with Pastor Randy Gibbs officiating. Interment is in the WaKeeney City Cemetery.