ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Gerald Arthur Kious, 90, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died at 2:33 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was born Aug. 15, 1920, at South Mound to Fred and Della (Barnes) Kious. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont and attended Parsons Junior College. He served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea as a technical sergeant and, on returning home, attended college at Kansas State University and the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Kious then worked for General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y., then in Lynchburg, Va., where he worked on military communication systems, then Valley Forge, Pa., and finally Daytona Beach, Fla., where he worked on military tank simulators.
He married Vida Bevington in Parsons on Dec. 21, 1941. Together, they built their first home in Syracuse by hand. Vida preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2001.
“Gerry” was an avid handyman and loved building furniture and other things. He also taught himself computer programming and used this skill both on the job and at home.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Kious of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Pamela Hubbard of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a grandson, Jeff Kious of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Esther Anna Hostetler of Parsons.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery Patio. The family will receive friends at from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.