John David Fuhrman, 79, Lancaster, Kansas died on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Rev. Seth Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 6th, at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church, Lancaster, KS and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born on April 26, 1939 in Lancaster, KS the son of Karl and Bertha (Buttron) Fuhrman. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1957 and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1961. He served his country in the Missouri Air National Guard. John worked for Farmland Industries as an auditor and later as a CPA for Bailey & Fuhrman.
Farming was John's passion. John and his brother, Kent, farmed and managed Fuhrman Brothers farming operation for many years. After Kent's death, John went on to farm with his nephew, Mike, until his retirement.
John was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lancaster, and was a founding member of Rural Water District #5. He received the 2017 Wildlife Habitat Conservation Award for his efforts to enhance and preserve the wildlife resources of the state of Kansas. John enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, being at The Lake of the Ozarks, and, most of all, helping friends and neighbors.
John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Greta (Adcock) Fuhrman whom he married on June 12, 1965. Greta resides in Lancaster. Additional survivors include a son, Shawn Fuhrman, and his fiancée, Lauren Waller, Sunrise Beach, MO, and a daughter, Christy (Anthony) Case, Grand Rapids, MI, and two grandsons, Henry and Thomas Case. His parents and a brother, Kent Fuhrman, preceded him in death.