Victor Eugene Graybill

Victor Eugene Graybill, 65, of Auburn, Kansas passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Stormont-Vail Hospital on Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Vic was born to Peggy Hoffman Graybill on June 29, 1953 in Topeka, Kansas.  When he was seven years old his mother married Roger Marteny, who raised Vic and his younger brother, Steven Ray, with Peggy.  

He attended Morrill and Sabetha schools and then went to work at various jobs to support his family.  Vic retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after more than 25 years of employment.

He loved fishing, cars and “junk”! Vic always enjoyed a good story and loved to sit and reminisce. 

Vic was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Peggy Marteny, and his brother Steve. 

He is survived by wife, Marilyn of Weatherford, TX; children Kim (Tony) Gudenkauf of Sabetha, Jenny (Loren) Falk of Rossville, Jessica Boos of Auburn, and Gunnery Sergeant Justin Frye (Margarita) of Snead’s Ferry, NC; a brother, Mike (Janelle) Marteny of Falls City, NE and a sister, Julie (Randy) Shafer also of Falls City, NE.

Other survivors include his favorite people in the world, his grandkids:  Caleb and Corporal Riley Falk, Jadyn Graybill, Camryn Gudenkauf, Karley and Macie Diehl, and Adelynn, Alondra and Audrey Frye. 

Memorial service will be held May 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Auburn Christian Church in Auburn, KS, with inurnment at a later date.  Flowers may be sent to 11105 SW 89th St, Auburn, KS  66402.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to United Bank and Trust in Sabetha to be donated to The Albany Historical Society. 

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  1. Vic was my first trainer when I started at Goodyear in 1988. It wasn’t long before we became friends he was such a pleasant person and lots of fun to work with. He will truly be missed from all who knew and worked with him you couldn’t ask for a nicer guy to work with. RIP my dear friend until we meet again. My condolences to all of your loved ones may God be with you all!

  2. Vic was My Partner working at Goodyear.
    We became very close friends.
    We had great admiration for each other and We spent time together outside of work too.
    When Vic wanted a FUN car I recommended He buy a Miata and He did.
    Vic had a red Miata He called Lightnin’ after the one in the “Cars” movie, and I always parked My Austin Mini next to Lightnin’ and Vic said they were buddies.
    Vic and I would spend all day every day visiting about everything and We never ran out of topics.
    I was anxious for Vic to retire so We could maybe start playing Golf together at least once a week.
    I now suspect something was going on with Vic’s Health when He retired so We had little communication. Then I had some of my own health issues and haven’t felt well for a while, so I waited too long and now I see this shocking news. I will always miss Vic, but I treasure the time We did spend together.

  3. Will miss talking to you! But I’m sure Heaven is a great place and so glad you get to be with Steven Granny Jo and Pampy! It’s not goodby but see ya later! prayers for the Family!

  4. So Sorry of Vic’s passing. I knew of him from Goodyear, always enjoyed talking to him about anything. He will be missed!

  5. Marilyn, Jessica and family,so sorry for your lost and not being there to attend Vic’s Memorial service.May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and strength. Love you

  6. I miss his random phone calls and his funny fb messages! Always made my day full of cheer! He was always calling to see how the girls were doing! He would tell me that one of these days he was going to come to NC and go fishing with us! He was such a happy person and always lit the room when he walked in! I’m so thankful he raised such a gentleman and taught him how to be a man! As long as I have Justin I’ll have a piece of you with me! I’m sad you never got to meet Audrey in person but you would comment on all my post about the girls! I hope you are in peace in heaven with no more pain!! I hope there’s a lot of fishing up in heaven! We miss you dearly!!

  7. Oh the memories there are so many
    And some pretty stupid stuff too
    But it was a blast buddy thanks for putting up with me. I promise to be selective vwhat memories be o share with your children love you bro save me a seat

  8. Vic and I go back to 1974 at Trails Cafe in Holton Kansas. We totally got started off on the wrong foot when I was waiting tables and was totally slammed. That’s when he decided to ask me what kind of pie I had ( clearly he could see for himself beings how he was setting right in front of the pie case) it took several trips into Trails before I could appreciate his sense of humor. We quickly become friends to only lose track of one another until I read his obituary today. May you Rest In Peace Vic and don’t eat to much pie.

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