Arland J. Mapes, 83, Hesston Ks. Passed away on December 29, 2013 at Asbury Park with Good Shepard Hospice in Newton Ks.
Arland was born February 8, 1930 in Carlton, KS to Norman B. and Leda Mapes. He attended Gardner High School. Following high school he enlisted into the Armed Services. He also attended Fort Hays State for a year between his military enlistments. Arland served in the Korean Conflict Era, Vietnam Era and Peace time. He served in both in the Army and the Navy retiring as a W3 Warrant Officer with more than 20 years of total Federal Service, earning several service awards including National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Honor Medal, Four Seas Bars and Army Commendations Medal along with many others.
On September 8, 1950 he married Beverly Jane Mapes. Jane blessed him with a son, Shan B. Mapes on November 15, 1954. Arland was dedicated to his family and friends and was known for his Charming and witty personality with a touch of orneriness. He enjoyed animals of all kinds, with a great fondness of his dogs Gypsy, Sassy and Josie which he often referred to as his “3 Amigos”.
Arland has 4 grandchildren, Sierra Horn (Vince) Hesston TIonna Botterweck (Derek) Newton, Shae B. Mapes (Crystal) and Jeremy J. Mapes (Krista) Missouri and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Norman B. and Leda Mapes, his brothers Keith Mapes and Glenn Mapes, his wife Beverly Jane and his son Shan B. Mapes.
Visitation will be held at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 3-9pm with family present from 6:30-8pm
Funeral service will be held at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 3, 2014 with Chaplain Bill Eichelberger officiating.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton following the service.
In Lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton.