Ron Walker, 54, Bonner Springs, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs with burial following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the children's college fund.
Mr. Walker was born March 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a resident of the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kan., most of his life. For the last six years he lived in Bonner Springs. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a long-time member of Fairview Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan., and recently had been attending Calvary Bible Church in Bonner Springs. He worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Kansas City, Kan., for more than 28 years as an equipment operator and was a shop steward for the Teamsters Union.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Walker, in 1997; a brother, John Walker, in 2002; and a sister, Linda Lewis, in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Walker; a stepson, Matthew Caquelin; a stepdaughter, Jenna Caquelin, all of the home; his mother, Wilma Walker, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Bill Walker, Jr., Edgerton; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Phillip V. Fee Thomas
Phillip V. Fee Thomas, 86, Tonganoxie, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Phillip and Mary Doliner Thomas. He retired from Steel Warehouse Manufacturing Co. in 1982. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He received a battlefield commission and a Bronze Star at the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He was also a member of the Strawberry Hill VFW Post, Kansas City, Kan., and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
Survivors include his wife, Veronica Sachen Thomas , of the home; a son, Phil E. Thomas, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Thomas, Tonganoxie; a sister, Frances Stiglich, Kansas City, Kan.; and one grandson.
The family suggests contributions to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie KS 66086.
Fred W. Rosenau
Kansas City, Kan.
Fred W. Rosenau, 82, Kansas City, Kan., a former longtime state legislator, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born May 7, 1922, in Shawnee. He owned a dairy farm until he sold it to join the armed services for World War II. He started his construction business when he returned home. Mr. Rosenau was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served 1966 to 1988. He was a member of the Turner School Board from 1964 to 1982.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Hines Rosenau, and their three children, Mark Rosenau and wife Ginny, Lenexa; Ken Rosenau, Kansas City, Kan.; and Rita Sanders and husband Mike, Chillicothe, Mo.
Visitation was Monday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with a funeral Mass on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church and burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice, 10100 W. 87th St., Suite 100, Overland Park KS 66212. Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel, (913) 631-5566.
Patricia M. Novich
Kansas City, Kan.
"Pat" Ristow-Novich, 53, of Kansas City, Kan., died Friday Dec. 17, 2004, at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kansas City Hospice, American Cancer Society or Dream Foundation, all in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs KS 66012.
Mrs. Novich was born Aug. 8, 1951, in Kansas City, Kan., where she was a lifelong resident. She and her husband, Anthony "Tony" Novich, were married on Aug. 15, 1970, in Edwardsville. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 33 years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Church Alive of Kansas City, where she was active in various church activities. She enjoyed fishing, riding her horse and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Ristow, and her stepfather, Charlie Shroyer. Survivors include her husband, Anthony "Tony" Novich, and her two sons, Anthony Novich III and Paul Novich, all of the home; her mother, Dorothy Shroyer, of Edwardsville; and one brother, George D. Ristow, and his wife, Jackie, of Kansas City, Kan.
Arr.: Alden Harrington Funeral Home, (913) 422-4074.