OSAGE CITY — Trey August Fort, 27, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at his home in Osage City.
He was born Feb. 24, 1994, in Emporia, the son of Dennis Ray and Peggy (Teichgraeber) Fort. He graduated from Osage City High School in 2012, and attended Emporia State University.
Trey attended Osage City schools and was proud to be an Osage City Indian. He was a standout athlete, participating in football, basketball and baseball. He was First Team All-State Class 3A linebacker and a first team All-League basketball player. He attended Emporia State University and participated on the ESU football team. After his playing days, he enjoyed supporting the Osage City Indian athletes.
He loved fishing, corn hole, the lake, and was always up for a good time with family and friends. He was always willing to help anyone and give a helping hand as he volunteered at Harvesters and ECKAN. He never knew a stranger, and he greeted everyone with a friendly smile.
Trey was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harvey and Fern Fort; his maternal grandfather, Jerry Teichgraeber; and a cousin, Donna Manchester.
He will be forever remembered by his parents, Dennis and Peggy Fort, Osage City; a sister, Paige Michael (Ethan), Vassar; two brothers, Duncan Fort, Emporia, and Gunnar Fort, Osage City; his maternal grandmother, MaryAnn Kraft (Sam), Emporia; a nephew, Leon Michael; two nieces, Adaline and Olivia Michael; and his stepgrandmother, Jeannie Teichgraeber.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, Osage City. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trey A. Fort Memorial Fund, to be designated for the purchase of gymnasium chairs, or to the OCHS scholarship fund, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523.
Condolences may be left at VanArsdaleFS.com.