George A. Bronson, 69, of Topeka, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
He was born December 10, 1950, in Yoakum, Texas, the son of Robert and Helen (Afflerbach) Bronson.
He attended Jesuit High School in Dallas, Texas and graduated in 1969. George received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to obtain his MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
He has been in the gas industry for 30 years; 19 of which was spent in the municipal systems. He started his career with Colorado Interstate Gas in 1977 and worked for the company through 1983. He then went into private consulting with Burger and Associates and worked for them for two years on litigation cases arising from oil and gas drilling in the Texas Panhandle.
In 1991 he was with the City of Winfield and he became the Director of the Gas Department in 1993. In 1996 his job expanded with the city to the Waste Water Division. He was with the City of Winfield for 16 years. In 2003, George received the Showalter Award and he was awarded the APGA (American Public Gas
Association) award in 2006 for his meritorious service to this association and he served as the Chairman for two years.
He was a member of the KMU Association (Kansas Municipal Utility) and was chair of their gas training committee.
During his work career, he and his wife did a lot of traveling; from Monterey, California to Halifax, Nova Scotia and many interesting cities in between.
George enjoys photography, especially things that are being built or torn down. He has a special liking for horses. In his early years he was a Foreman on an Arabian Horse Ranch in the high desert of California. For pleasures he loved to swim. His team was the Dallas Cowboys.
He will be remembered for being a fun loving prankster and having a great sense of humor. He will also be remembered as being the most devoted and loving father to his only child.
George married Leo Karpa on September 3, 1978 in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, she survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Lena (Ryan) Hayden; grandson, Walter Hayden; siblings, Robert Bronson, Mary Bronson, Julie Bronson, Frank Bronson, Sheila (Rick) Raives, Angela Bronson, Carolyn (Mike) Garges, Catherine (Paul) Karbel, and Martha Fiske. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation is planned and there will be no services at this time. To honor his love of horses, memorial contributions may be made to the B & C Equine Rescue Inc., 740 W 125th Street Carbondale, KS 66414.
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