Former Wamego USD 320 Superintendent Norris Wika has died.

An online obituary says Wika died Jan. 26 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka at the age of 81, following a battle with lewy body dementia.

Wika was hired to lead Wamego Schools in 1982 and oversaw a bond issue passed to build Wamego Middle School during his 13-year tenure with the district.

A celebration of life service will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Campanella Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego, which is handling arrangement.

Memorials are suggested to an educational foundation or animal charity of the donor’s choice.