Theo Arlen Kiker

Theo Arlen Kiker, 90, of Olathe, KS passed away April 21, 2022 at his home.

He was born on November 22, 1931 to his parents Marlett and Gladyce Kiker in Frederick, OK. He attended Weaver rural school and finished his schooling at New Mexico Military Institute. He served in the US Army 1953-1955 stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. During his service he married Betty J. Willbanks in Frederick, OK. After serving, Theo and Betty moved to South Dakota where they farmed and raised their family. During their 68 years of marriage they also lived in Apache Junction, AZ, Hereford and Amarillo, TX, and Sioux Falls, SD before recently moving to Olathe, KS. Although farming was Theo’s first passion some of his other occupations included insurance, commodity brokerage and rental property.

Theo is a child of God, a loving husband and father who cherished his family. He valued hard work and held high expectations of himself and others. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty, daughters Debra (Brad) Schriber of Sioux Falls, SD and Diane (Scott) Daniels of Olathe, KS, grandchildren Jaclyn (Rick) Haley of Waconia, MN, Jennifer (Jason) Boll of Hartford, SD, Kristen (Benjamin) DeBow of Amarillo, TX, Andrea (Michael) Johnston of Canyon, TX and nine great grandchildren. Theo was an only child preceded in death by his parents.