IAOM past president John Wingfield passes away
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John Wingfield, retired associate professor in the Grain Science Department of Kansas State University, died in Winfield, Kansas at the Cumbernauld Village care home, on May 28th, 2020. John was born in Norton, Kansas to Roy and Ona Wingfield. He grew up in Norton and met his future wife, Barbara Hubbard there. When he turned eighteen, in June of 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the U.S.S Boston, a heavy cruiser, and for a brief time, the aircraft carrier Essex.
After the war, John studied at Kansas State University in Manhattan, first majoring in chemical engineering, then changing to grain science with a degree in cereal chemistry. After he graduated, John worked for several milling companies, including General Mills, and the Red Star Mill in Wichita. Most of his milling career was with Colorado Milling and Elevator in Denver, Colorado, where he and his wife Barbara married in 1951 and brought up their family. During his long milling career, John designed and oversaw the construction of several mills and productions plants.
He served as president of the Association of Operative Millers during 1965-66.
You can read Mr Wingfield's full obituary, HERE.