Steven R.  Wainscott
Steven R. Wainscott, 65, of Topeka, passed away peacefully with
his wife by his side at 5:45 pm on Friday, October 4, at his
residence. He had fought a valiant three year battle with leukemia.
He was born on June 11, 1954 in Greensburg to Clyde M. and Lois
(Neville) Wainscott. On December 23, 1972 in Shipshewana he
married Jane Jones, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife
are two sons, Christopher (Jennifer) Wainscott of Greensboro, NC,
Jonathan (Sandy) Wainscott of Indianapolis; four grandchildren,
Madeleine, Joshua, Kennedy, Grayson; two sisters, Pat Wainscott
of Lapel, Pam Davis of Nashville, TN; brother, Mike (Denise)
Wainscott of Little River, SC. He was preceded in death by his
parents. Steve had worked most of his life as a purchasing agent in
the RV industry, working 15 years for Starcraft, Topeka and then 22
years for Sunnybrook RV, now Winnebago Middlebury. He served
in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and was active with
the Topeka Volunteer Fire Department, where he had served
several years as the fire chief; he was also a volunteer with the
Lagrange County Police Department as a reserve officer. He
enjoyed woodworking and made several beautiful flag cases for
fellow veterans and display racks that were given to Congressional
Medal of Honor recipients to display their Medals. He enjoyed
golfing, especially with his sons; riding motorcycle and camping.
He was an active member of the New Life Fellowship, Topeka
where he volunteered his time creating computer graphics for the
services. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Monday, October
7, at New Life Fellowship, 2755 State Road 5 Topeka. Funeral
services follow at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 7, also at the
church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Drew Ryall. Burial will
be in Marion National Cemetery, Marion, IN at a later date.  
Memorials may be given to 4th District Homeless Veteran’s or
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Online
condolences may be offered at

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Dear Jane and family, We are so sorry to hear about Steves death. I
think we were fortunate enough to have known each other for 22
years. We are out of town but please know that our prayers are with
you and your family.
From: Jan and Jim Mellott
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So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was a good friend growing
up through school and later when we live next door to him. Jane,
and family, you have my deepest sympathies during this time. I am
sorry that I will be unable to attend the services due to being out of
state on Monday.
From: Brent Hooley
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Jane, I'm so sorry, and so glad for him, like I felt about John. He  
was a good man and I'll miss seeing him. Take care of yourself and
know you're in my prayers. You know where I am if you need
another widow for anything at all.
From: Joan Hockman
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Jane and family. I am so sorry for your loss of Steve. May he rest in
From: Doona J. Lowe
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Jane and family, Carl and I send our deepest sympathy to you and
to Steve's siblings. The Wainscott family has always been very
special to us. Praying for peace and comfort.
From: Carl and Arlene Lazzaro
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Jane, He touched more lives than anyone can imagine. Deepest
sympathy to you and the boys. You will be in our prayers.
From: Gary Hershberger
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Mrs. Wainscott, many condolences from us on Mr. Wainscott's
passing. You and your family will be in our continued thoughts and
From: Andy Auch/Premiere Advertising

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Jane and family. I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I
respected his integrity over the years. I worked in sales for Dometic
and always looked forward to calling on him you have my deepest
From: Frank Clements/Nashville tennessee