Ronald D. Eustice
Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald D. Eustice, 73, Leavenworth, was Monday, July 10, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Mr. Eustice died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.
He was born May 10, 1933, in Concordia.
He attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in England during the Korean War from March 19, 1952, until Jan. 30, 1956.
Mr. Eustice graduated as an X-ray technician from Stormont-Vail, one of the first two X-ray students to graduate. He worked in Lexington, Mo., Jefferson City, Mo. and at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center, Leavenworth.
He worked at Hercules Powder Co. at Sunflower Ordnance Plant as a supervisor for three years. He then entered nursing, graduated with an associate's degree in nursing from Kansas City Kansas Community College.
He retired in 1979 with a heart condition, later working part time for Colonial Manor and Cushing Memorial Hospital. He went on to volunteer for Catholic Charities and Soup Kitchen monthly with the church. As giving by volunteering, he gave in death by donation of tissue.
He was a member and usher of St. Frances de Sales Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sylvia; a son, Kurt; a daughter, Janet Henry; a sister, Tina Krause; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to St. Frances de Sales Church, the church's Building Fund or Friendly Visitors Catholic Charities, sent in care of Davis Funeral Home, 531 Shawnee, Leavenworth 66043.