Vincent Hrenchir, age 89, of Berryton, KS, passed away peacefully, on January 18, 2022.
He was born July 23, 1932, at Emmett, KS, the son of Raphael L. and Marcella (Haug) Hrenchir.
He graduated from Emmett High School in 1950. He served three years in the Army and attained the rank of Sergeant in the 8th Army, 1st Field Artillery Observation Battalion (FOB), B-Battery in Korea.
Vince studied electricity at Topeka Trade School. He was a 60-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #226, where he taught first-year apprentices. His most satisfying job was being electrical superintendent in the building of the First Baptist Church in Topeka.
Vince belonged to the Kiwanis Club of Berryton, Knight of Columbus, the St. Joseph Adoration Chapel, and three classic, old car clubs. He and Joan went on national tours with the CHVA, and hosted member campouts at their farm. Vince enjoyed dancing and driving his Ford convertibles, his “Batmobile” and ’32 Chevy in parades. He was a Cub Scout Awards Chairman and a member of Mater Dei Catholic Church.
He married Joan Rudolph at Sacred Heart Church on June 22, 1963. She survives. Other survivors are sons: Timothy Hrenchir (Catheryn) of Topeka; Daniel Hrenchir (Jane) of Shawnee; Robert Hrenchir (Nancy) of Paola; and Patrick Hrenchir (Elizabeth) of Atchison. “Grandpa Vince” is also survived by nine grandchildren: Emily, Erin, Kathleen, Mary, Annie, Maria, Evie, Danny and Eli, and great-granddaughters, Bethany and Abigail; two brothers, Donald Hrenchir Sr., and Walter Hrenchir, both of Topeka; and a sister, Mary Teresa Hrenchir of Apache Junction, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rita Ann Seymour, and a brother, Raphael Hrenchir Jr.
Vince will lie in state on Monday, January 24, 2022, after 3:00 P.M., with family receiving friends from 5-8:00 P.M. A rosary will take place at 7:00 P.M., all at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., on Tuesday, January 25, at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Topeka.
Memorial contributions can be made in Vincent’s memory to Corita’s Corner Sandwich Ministry. Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.
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Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.