Jordan Michael Kenne, born July 1st, 1991 in Waterloo, IA, passed away on February 2nd, 2019 in Basehor, KS.
He grew up in his early years in Panama City Beach, FL before returning to KS attending Monticello Middle School and Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, KS graduating in 2010. He went on to Kansas State University and received his bachelors degree in May of 2015. Following graduation he moved to Denver where he worked and enjoyed living near the mountains keeping active with snow boarding, hiking and biking around the city. He was avidly into running and fitness completing his first 1/2 marathon in the Denver, CO Colfax Marathon in 2016.
He was an aspiring entrepreneur with a desire to make life better while trying to develop applications that would allow people to interact and problem solve issues through communication, sharing and community.
He had a great drive towards improving education and wanted to find a way for people to access education and information in a less expensive and direct way. He worked in IT as a help desk operator while working on iOS systems and projects on his own to try to achieve his vision.
He is survived by his mother Elaine Simpson(Johnson), Step Father Charles Simpson, Father Kent Kenne, Step Mother Sunni Alford, Adam Kenne(brother), Kayla Kenne(sister), Nathan Barthol (brother), Conner Barthol(brother), Alexa Simpson(sister), Michele Auten(maternal grandmother), Sherry Alford(Coons)(step-grandmother) and was preceded in death by Charles Johnson(maternal grandfather), Eugene Kenne(paternal grandfather), Jeannie Kenne(paternal grandmother) and Bill Alford(step-grandfather).
Visitation will be Friday February 8th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm at St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Lansing, KS. Memorial service will be on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Frances de Sales and celebration of his life and reception at the Church hall following graveside service. Family, friends and community are all welcome and encouraged to attend.
The family would like to ask donations be made for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.
Charles Phillip Baer was born in Wichita, KS on November 23, 1965. After a lengthy illness, he departed this earth on February 3, 2019 at the young age of 53. “Chip”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was the son of Ted and Teresa Baer, (longtime Norman OK residents) and brother of Chris.
Chip graduated from Norman High School where he loved reading Shakespeare as much as he loved winning a wrestling match. He excelled at wrestling and had the trophies to prove it.
Chip’s first marriage resulted in the birth of two girls, Beth and Natalie; his second marriage bored a third girl, Brooklyn. His parents often refer to Chip’s marriage to Deborah and the girls as “Chip’s crowning achievements”.
During Operation Desert Storm, Chip served his country in the USAF as a radar technician in IRAQ. It was thought that his tour of duty there contributed to his fragile mental state.
Through much of his life, Chip struggled with mental illness. Even though at times it was difficult, his parents continued to be his support system, never abandoning him. Aside from all the issues, Chip was a generous and kind spirit – and should be remembered for that. Often he would share cigarettes, groceries and money with neighbors less fortunate than himself. He literally would give the “shirt off his back” to anyone who needed it.
A military service with honors and a Celebration of Chip’s Life will be held April 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm with interment of ashes at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth KS.
John L. Borst, 88, of Leavenworth, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Country Care nursing home.
Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral service will commence at 12:30 pm with a short Mason service at the funeral home, with Pastor Jerry Wells from First Baptist Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National cemetery at 1:30 pm.
Nettie May Weston Graden was born March 25, 1925, in Cloverdale, Virginia, the daughter of Fred Arthur and Hettie Lucy Hogan Weston. She was born and raised in Southwest Virginia and would always remain a mountain gal. During World War II she married Lester Eugene Graden on December 25, 1943.
Nettie worked for many years in factories and food service jobs. After retirement from the VA Medical Center and the death of her husband she was a volunteer in the community and at her church.
She was preceded in death by her children: Joyce LaTouche, Gary Graden, and Debra Graden. She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Charles) Dossey, Carol (Floyd) Kuehnhoff, Donald (Dae Ra) Graden and daughter in law Carolyn Graden. Grandchildren: Timothy Dossey, Ross Graden, April Kuehnhoff, Christopher LaTouche, Debbie Allison, Angela LaTouche, and Bree Stringer, as well as many great and great-great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Fellowship Hall of her church, Calvary Baptist, 4451 S 10th Ave, on March 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name be made to Medicalodge of Leavenworth Activity Fund.
Walter L Montgomery II, born November 11, 1968 in Leavenworth, KS passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife Stacy (Goodin) Montgomery; sons Caden and Landon Montgomery; three sisters Carol Goodwin of Lansing, KS, Darcia (Chris) Murrish of Overland Park, KS, Cathy (Matt) Milnark
of Lansing, KS; one brother Bart (Kim) Montgomery; numerous nieces and nephews.
Followed in death by his mother Louise Montgomery. Preceded in death sister Sue Montgomery Snider and his father Walter (Wolf) Montgomery.
A private Celebration of Life will be held. Per his final request Walter was cremated.
Henry J. “John” Lohman, 76, of Leavenworth passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Born on March 14, 1942 in Leavenworth to Winfred S. and Elizabeth M. (Lebreton) Lohman. John attended and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1960. John attended Emporia State University and Donnelly College. John was a member of the Kansas National Guard and his unit was activated during the Vietnam War.
John enjoyed playing Gin Rummy and retired after driving a taxicab for 27 years.
John was preceded in death by his parents, spouses Marilyn Ross and Valerie Harris and brother Robert Lohman.
He is survived by his Granddaughter Sarah Rodgers of Leavenworth, life partner Georgina Clark of Leavenworth. Step-sons, Kirk Harris of New Jersey and Kyle Harris of Springfield MO. Brother Bill (Carol) Lohman of Leavenworth, Sisters Marsha A. Miller of Detroit MI, Mary (George) Carter of Easton KS and sister in law Susan Lohman of Overland Park KS.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Per his request, no formal services will take place. Military honors by the US Army will be at 7:00 pm Memorials in his name may be directed to Leavenworth Council on Aging or Alliance Against Family Violence.
Leo J. Visocsky Sr., 83, of Leavenworth passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at his residence.
Leo was born on February 2, 1936 in Omaha Nebraska to Steve J. and Edith B. (VanFleet) Visocsky.
Leo served in the US Army from 1954 – 1956. Leo met the love of his life Verda A. Shade and they were married in Leavenworth on August 24, 1957, celebrating 61 years of marriage. Together they had seven children, Leo Jr., Edward, Frances, Kenneth, Sherry, Brian, and Cynthia.
Leo was employed for 25 years as a journeyman printer for the Leavenworth Times. Leo then worked in civil service for several years before retiring and moving to Arizona where they lived for 15 years before moving back to Kansas.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, son Leo J. Visocsky Jr., daughter Cynthia Reed, and 9 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Verda of the home, Son Edward M. Visocsky, of Tennessee, Daughter Frances E. (Bruce) Smock of Leavenworth, son Kenneth Visocsky, of Leavenworth, Daughter Sherry (Greg) Zule of Easton, and son Brian K. (Julie) Visocsky of Ambler Alaska. Brothers Steve Visocsky and Dennis (Dorothy) Visocsky of Leavenworth. 15 Grandchildren and 35 Great Grandchildren.
A visitation will be Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the funeral home at 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with a rosary to be said at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David McEvoy O.Carm, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 12:30 pm.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the Family (c/o Verda Visocsky)