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Nate Langford

SigEp '93

Langford, Nate, SigEp ‘1993 (Born: April 30, 1971, Died: February 28, 2019). For those of you that knew Nate Lankford… you know that we lost a great one! Nate was truly a big brother to many at SigEp. He is was always a giving and pure soul. He was such a positive influence, and way too young to lose at 48 years old. Prayers and thoughts for Deedra and their five children. We will miss you, dear friend!!!!

Paul Leroy Skolaut

Skolaut, Paul Leroy 89, was called to God on February 18, 2019. He is survived by his best friend, wife, lover and partner, Mary Ann Carney Skolaut; six children, Mary Birch, Terri Lees (David), Kathi Shaw, Paul Michael Skolaut (Kala), Connie Kisinger (Kirk) and Krista Morrissey (Steve); 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Gladys Roller; sisters-in-law, Beverly Skolaut, Sheila Skolaut; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. He goes to join his parents, siblings, daughter, Angela, grandson Nate, son-in-law Mike Shaw. Paul was born in Hoisington, Kansas in 1930, was a Wichita East graduate, a University of Kansas graduate with an Industrial Engineering degree, an ROTC graduate and a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member. Upon graduation Paul married the love of his life Mary Ann Carney. He served in the United States Navy as a 2nd Lieutenant JG gunnery officer aboard the USS Brown in the early 1950’s. He returned to Kansas where he moved his family to Great Bend to work in the oil industry until 1969 when he and his business partner wife purchased Hutchinson Pizza Hut. Over the next 21 years they added Emporia and Salina Pizza Huts to their small family business. They sold those in 1990 and retired. They had worked hard all their lives and never had anything or did anything. We are very blessed that they had many years to enjoy their retirement, always together. They moved back to Wichita in 1974 and were very involved in their church and the community. Paul Skolaut was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, businessman, and friend. He was baptized into the Catholic faith and remained faithful to God throughout his life. He was a quiet, kind gentlemen and a man of great humility. His philanthropy and giving nature was intentionally quiet and unnoticed. He was a loving sweet man and good human. 

Kevin Condon

Chapter President '65

Kevin Condon (Kansas ’66), died December 29, 2018 at home in Denver, Colorado. He completed his bachelors and masters degrees in the 1970s and a PhD degree in 1981, all at the University of Kansas.  He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was chapter president in 1965. As an alum, he was Sig Ep District #22 Governor in 1977. In 1983 the  Grand Chapter Conclave mandated the establishment of a National Ritual Committee. Kevin became the first chairman of the new Sig Ep National Ritual Committee and served as a volunteer in that capacity in the 1980s. Professionally, after graduating from KU, he was in oil and gas exploration for some years, and then he became a Certified Financial Planner.  He was also a partner in a startup company to provide online financial advice to people of moderate income.  In 1997, 1999 and 2001 Worth magazine named Kevin as one of the top 250 financial planners. Surviving are his wife, Glenda,two daughters- Carrie and Sarah, 6 grandchildren and a brother, Mark Condon.