Ethan Michael Sankey, 19, of Salina, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2021. He was born on December 7, 2001 in Salina, the son of Steven Sankey and Kristin Desaire. He graduated from Salina South High School in 2020 and was in his sophomore year at University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Ethan is survived by his Parents, Brothers – Aidan and Logan Sankey, Grandparents -Marty and Sheri Desaire, Mike and Joanie Sankey, Pam and Roger Pentico, Great Grandparents – Ralph and Linda Morton, Alice Sankey, Uncles and Aunts - Matt and Kendra Smith, Eric and Lisa Sankey, Ame Sankey, Cousins - Keaton, Isaac, Maliah Smith, Mason, and Jackson Sankey, Jenny and Duane McAnarney, Aunt Kathy and Uncle Donand many extended family members and friends.
Ethan was full of life - a great son, brother, grandson and a fantastic friend. He was brilliant and creative in his own way and had a passion for helping others to make this world a better place. He played football in high school and loved music. He aspired to be “somebody” one day and well-known by others. His positivity was contagious and touched many lives during his short period on this planet. Ethan was a dreamer and strongly believed in protecting his dreams through his pursuit of happiness. He was a quick learner and always backed his statements with a thorough knowledge and information. He was planning to join the Peace Corp in the Czech Republic to help kids learn English.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Ryan Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1000 Burr Oak Lane, Salina, with Fr. Keith Weber as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Abilene.
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