Donald Edward Gragg Sr.
With a heavy heart, Don Gragg with his wife Rebecca Gragg by his side passed away on March 16, 2021.
Don was born in Wichita Kansas October 5th, 1939 to Farris and Velma Gragg. He graduated from East High and Attended Wichita State University.
Not wanting to follow his parents in the family restaurant business. Don started working for Arnholz Coffee before working for Wheeler Kelly Hagney, selling real estate and then selling insurance. He then dove into the political arena which was his true passion and was Elected to the Sedgwick County Commission for two terms 1979 – 1986. After serving on the County Commission he went to work for Governor Mike Hayden’s Administration in the Department of Urban Development. Later in life, he again returned to politics and was elected Township Trustee of Minneha Township. Don never got tired of talking about all things politics, Wichita, and Wichita State basketball. He loved to go to the Wichita State Shockers basketball games and had season tickets for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rebecca Gragg; his Daughter Gretchen Johnson and son-in-law Joel Johnson of Kansas City; son, Don Gragg II, and daughter-in-law Wendy Gragg of Santa Barbara; grandchildren, Seth Johnson and wife Lauren Johnson, Landon Johnson, Alyssa Gragg, Lucas Johnson, and Grace Johnson; Great grandchild Hudson Grace Johnson.
A Celebration of Don’s life will be held in Wichita at a future date.