MANHATTAN, KANSAS, US — John G. Wingfield, former IAOM president and milling industry veteran, died May 28. He was 92 years old.
Wingfield studied at Kansas State University and initially focused on chemical engineering and then switched to cereal chemistry. After graduation he worked for several milling companies, including General Mills, the Red Star Mill in Wichita, Kansas, US, and the Colorado Milling and Elevator in Denver, Colorado, US.
Wingfield was president of the International Association of Operative Millers during 1956-66.
In 1968, he began working for Univar Corp. and then was appointed vice president of Centennial Mills, a division of Univar in Portland, Oregon, US. Wingfield retired from Centennial in 1976 to teach in KSU’s grain science department. He received a master’s degree in 1979 and was appointed associate professor in 1981. While teaching he wrote a book, “A Dictionary of Milling Terms and Equipment,” and traveled the world as a US Wheat associates adviser. He retired from teaching in 1990.
Wingfield was preceded in death in 1994 by his first wife of 43 years Barbara Wingfield. He remarried Veon Woodfin, who also preceded him in death after 12 years of marriage. He moved to Kansas after the passing of his second wife and remarried Norma Hubbard, who passed in 2019.
He is survived by his two children, William and Diane Wingfield and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted in Manhattan, Kansas, US, once Wingfield’s family will be able to gather. He will be buried in Sunrise Cemetery.