Remembering Don Napell, former president of Farmers Credit Union


Don Napell, former president of Farmers Credit Union, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at his home in Hays.

Don began his credit union career in 1990 as president of Farmers Credit Union (Hays, KS), a position he would hold until his retirement on July 3, 2020.

“We are saddened by the passing of retired president, Don Napell of the Farmers Credit Union," said Guy Forrell, president of Farmers Credit Union. "Don was a 30-year veteran of the credit union industry and served on numerous committees over the years. He passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 19.”

During his career he served as president of the Wheatland Chapter of Credit Unions in Kansas, as a board member of the Kansas Credit Union Association, and many other committees and boards.

Before serving in the credit union industry, he worked at many different organizations in Hays and the surrounding area including president of Associates, co-owner and assistant manager of John Deere and Prudential Savings and Loan.

Read the full obituary, including a video of Don.