Brett Scott Kirk

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Brett Scott Kirk, 54, of Scandia, Kans. died at his home Monday, July 3, 2017. He was born in McCook, Nebr. on March 7, 1963 to Glen and Loretta (Freed) Kirk. He was the youngest of their four children. He graduated from Seaman High School in Topeka in 1981. He went to Kansas State University in Manhattan and received a degree in agronomy. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service in McPherson, Kans. and at the ASCS office in Mankato. He farmed with his grandfather, Glenwood Freed and continued farming the family farm after his grandfather’s death. He was the farm manager for Glenwood Farms Inc., the family corporation. He married to Darci Graves on August 27, 1994 and to this union two children were born, Scott Riley Kirk and Shawna Rachelle Kirk. They later divorced and his children live in Tonganoxie, Kans. He is survived by his father and stepmother Glen E. and Sharon (Freed) Kirk, Scandia, Kansas; his brother Lynn Kirk, Topeka, Kans.; sisters Kim S. Kirk, Scandia and Lisa J. Powers (Chris), Meriden, Kans.; step-brother Shannon D. McCollum (Laurie), Topeka; his children Scott and Shawna, Tonganoxie. He was preceded in death by his mother Loretta Kirk, grandparents Ernest L. and Kathryn M. (Thompson) Kirk, and Glenwood D. and Helen (Goodwin) Freed, and step-grandparents Leonard C. and Gladys E. (Thomas) Freed. Memorial services were held Friday, July 7, at Tibbetts- Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas with Pastors Sandy Jellison- Knock and Kathy Aeillo officiating. Family inurnment will be later in Riverview Cemetery, Scandia. Memorials may be sent to the funeral home for his children’s college education.

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