In Memory

Richard W. Vliet

Vliet, Richard, 67, real estate developer and entrepreneur, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011. Rich was devoted to his family, friends, and the Old Town community of Wichita. He celebrated life and projected optimism every day. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Monday, December 12, Grace Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by parents, Elvin and Ann Vliet; sister, Mary Zerbe. Survivors: wife, Marni (Tasheff) Vliet; daughters, Whitney Vliet Ward (Mike) and children, Jackson, Cooper and Georgia, of Wichita, Sasha Vliet (Matthew Lawrence) and child, Sebastian, of Austin, TX; brother, Ed Vliet (Billie) of Wichita; mother-in-law, Mary Louise Tasheff of Wichita. Memorials established with Botanica's Downing Children's Garden, c/o Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203-3199; ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, North Rock Business Center, 3450 N. Rock Rd., Bldg. 200, Ste. 211, Wichita, KS 67226 and MDA, c/o Intrust Bank, NA, P.O. Box 816, Wichita, KS 67201-0816. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

Published in The Wichita Eagle on December 11, 2011