Joseph “Joe” Wayde Whisennand, 17, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born June 22, 2004, in Texas County Hospital, Guymon Oklahoma to Todd Whisennand and Addie (Wray) Whisennand.
Joe was an Elkhart High School Wildcat Senior, class of 2022. Joe was an avid sports player, especially baseball. He had an extensive work ethic, and he thoroughly enjoyed farming and being on the tractor. In his free time, Joe liked hunting, welding, and anything Donald Trump. He was also a talented artist.
As an avid sports player, he had many accomplishments. He was on the Regional High School Championship football team in 2018 and the baseball State Championship in 2019. He was also awarded 1st Team All-League in baseball in 2021. In the recent months, he began to show interest in powerlifting. He competed at the 1-2A State Powerlifting in Conway Springs, Kansas where he placed 2nd in bench press, 3rd in squat, and was the State Champion in Cleans and Reserve State Champion Overall.
He is survived by his father, Todd Whisennand and significant other Jonetta Jennings, Elkhart, KS.; mother, Addie Whisennand, Amarillo, TX.; three brothers, Cord Whisennand and wife Shelby, Canyon, TX., Lane Whisennand and significant other Dalli Simmons, Lawton, OK., Koyal Whisennand, Elkhart, KS.; sister, Paisley Rigo, Amarillo, TX.; grandmother, Alicia Wray, Richfield, KS.; great grandmother, Twylah Fisher, Elkhart, KS.; aunts, Amanda Wray, Elkhart, KS., Shalee Higgins and husband Chris, Elkhart, KS., Amity Wray, Manhattan, KS., Cathy Moore and husband Robert, Houston, TX., DeeDee Abbott and husband Neil, Leander, TX.; niece, Cortlyn Whisennand, Canyon, TX.; and many other relatives and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his Papa Joe and Grandma Lou Whisennand.
A memorial has been established for the Elkhart FFA Ag Farm or Elkhart Baseball Team. Please make checks payable to Elkhart High School in care of Robson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 606, Elkhart, KS 67950.
Book signing will be held Friday, September 10, 2021, 10 AM to 6 PM, Robson Funeral Home, Elkhart.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:30 AM, Morton County Civic Center with Pastor Jess Lee presiding. Burial to follow at Elkhart Cemetery.
Robson Funeral Home, Elkhart is in charge of arrangements.