Obituaries

Obituaries

Franklin Doyle VanDyke 1935 - 2008 Kansas City, Kan.

Tonganoxie - Funeral services for Franklin Doyle VanDyke, 72, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. today at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will follow in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mr. VanDyke died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at his home.He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Goodland, the son of John and Lida Harless VanDyke. He was a former resident of Tonganoxie.Mr. VanDyke was a longtime member of Tonganoxie Christian Church. He retired from Hallmark Cards in Leavenworth in February 1996. He worked for the Tonganoxie school district and was a deputy with the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department. He volunteered as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Tonganoxie Volunteer Fire Department.He and his wife were members of the Good Sam's Tiblow Camping Club for many years and enjoyed camping and traveling in their motor home. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and friends.Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Norma L. VanDyke, of the home; son John R. "Rick" and wife Paula, Sugar Land, Texas; a son, David W. and wife Pam, Olathe; two daughters, Beverly J. VanDyke, Kansas City, Kan., and Brendia L. Falk and husband Dave, Meadows Place, Texas; two sisters, Jeannette Sparks and husband Bill, McLouth, and Faye Young and husband Tom, Sun City Center, Fla.; four grandchildren, Eric C., Brett M., Erica and Breanna VanDyke; and many nieces and nephews.Mr. VanDyke was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Jr.The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the church before the services.The family suggests memorials to the Lewy-Body Association or Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.quisenberryfh.com">www.quisenberryfh.com</a>.