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Paul Gianakon

Paul T. Gianakon, 85, of Hutchinson died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. 

He was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Hutchinson to Athanasios Thomas and Flora (Apostolou) Gianakopoulos.

Paul attended Hutchinson High School, graduating in 1951.  He then attended Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University, graduating in 1956. 

Paul was a civil engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation.  He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  He proudly served in the Army and Air National Guard.

On June 26, 1960, he married Vida Groneman in Lincolnville.  She survives.

Other survivors include sons Thomas Gianakon of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Mark Gianakon of Hutchinson; daughters Marie Gianakon of Hutchinson; Susan Dougan and husband, David, of Stillwell; DeAnne Atkinson and husband, Jeff, of Palestine, Texas; and Karen Bassett of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren Erica, Christina, Brandon, Michael, Logan, Travis, Taylor, Catherine, and Caroline; great-grandchildren Audrey and Riley; and brother Alex Gianakon of Hutchinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Brian Main, and daughter-in-law Dena Gianakon.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 407 E. 12th Ave., with pastor Quentin Nuttmann  and the Rev. Henry Blickhahn officiating. 

Burial took place at Fairlawn Burial Park.   Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main St, Hutchinson KS 67501.

Last modified Jan. 10, 2019

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