Gyle D. “Bud” Springer, age 84 of Manhattan, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born on the farm near Garrison, Kansas on February 25, 1931, the son of Carrol and Lillian Bell (Anderson) Springer.
On January 18, 1951 on a farm near Brewster, Kansas, he was married to Doris Imogene Fyfe. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2015.
He was a truck driver for North American Van Lines until he bought his own tractor trailer and hauled freight to many different states. He then worked as a carpenter for Smith Toothacher and Nolar Construction. After that, he became a supervisor for contractor’s on different jobs in Manhattan and Fort Riley and became his own contractor and developer where he built many homes in the Manhattan area. He owned several businesses in the Manhattan area such as Bud’s Steakhouse, Bud and Doris Restaurant, Deer Hollow and Low Places. He also cooked for the V.F.W., Eagles and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed outdoor activities like fishing and hunting and spending time with his family.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Springer and Kelly of Manhattan and Tim Springer and Cindy of Manhattan; one daughter, Jan McManis of Manhattan; one brother, Jerrol Springer and wife Sharon of Westmoreland; three sisters, Vona Leckey of De Smet, South Dakota, Carolyn Kershaw and husband Charles of Young, Arizona and Pati Casey and husband Scott of Westmoreland; six grandchildren, Carrie Bramlett, Daniel Springer and Nicole, Billy Springer, Corey Springer, Amanda Springer and Kevin McManis; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael Douglas Springer; two sisters, Jean Walla and Ky Rece and a son-in-law, Mac McManis.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Carnahan Creek Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Wednesday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday.
There will be a luncheon at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Manhattan at 12:00 P.M., located at 312 S. 4th Street.
A memorial has been established for the Bud Springer Memorial Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.