Frederick “Dwaine” Shorman died in his heavenly choir on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the age of 91.
Dwaine was born July 22, 1930, the second son and third child of William Frederick and Lauretta Victoria Sumners Shorman in Morganville, Kansas.
His elementary years were spent at Morganville and Clay Center schools. He was president of his senior class and enjoyed sports, theater and music. Dwaine graduated from Wakefield High School in 1948. He earned his private airplane pilot’s license in 1968 and later earned an aircraft and powerplant mechanics license from Kansas State Tech Institute.
In 1953 he married Rosalie Woellhof of Clay Center and farming continued to be their way of life. He was a farm owner, manager, operator and mechanic for over 53 years. Dwaine and Rosalie lived on their family property for 64 years, the same farm his great-grandparents owned. He enjoyed renovating and modernizing their family home which was built in 1874. He was very proud and satisfied to continue this 100+ year old farming tradition. Other Professional Accomplishments: Worked for ten years for ASCS, represented Vigortone Feed and Archer Oil, and worked at Fullington Lumber.
Music was the pleasure of her life and a song was always on her lips. His musical career began in high school and expanded into solo, quartet, church choir, leading singing, and responding to requests at weddings, funerals, church, and community events. Playing trombone and cornet was an added compliment to his musical accolades.
Dwaine enjoyed sharing his love of sports with his three boys. The family enjoyed flying, baseball, basketball, boating, water skiing, snow skiing and motorcycling.
Some of Dwaine’s most memorable experiences involve a tour of missionary work in Kenya, Africa with his wife Rosalie, with the local Marriage Encounter group called “Flame” and members of the Holiday Ramblers Sunflower RV Club.
At the age of 19, he dedicated his life to Christ. Dwaine was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a spiritual leader. He was involved in music and theater ministry, taught Sunday School classes, and served as a deacon.
Dwaine loved being a family man. He was so proud of their three sons, Gary, Darcy and Mark, their wives, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, good friend and neighbor. He will be missed by those who knew him as a friendly, kind, helpful and caring person.
Dwaine was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Betty Jean, and brothers Don and Robert. He is survived by his wife Rosalie, his three sons and their families, two sisters, a sister-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Clay Center with Pastor Matthew Coleman officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials can be made at First Baptist Church or Voice of the Martyrs and can be entrusted to Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.