Obituaries

Franklin Doyle VanDyke 1935 - 2008 Kansas City, Kan.

Franklin Doyle VanDyke
1935-2008
Kansas City, Kan.

Franklin Doyle VanDyke, 72, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Tonganoxie, died at his home on January 23, 2008.
Services and visitation were Saturday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. VanDyke was born February 7, 1935 in Goodland, Kan., the son of John and Lida (Harless) VanDyke.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma L. VanDyke; two sons, John R. "Rick" VanDyke of Sugar Land, Texas; and David W. VanDyke of Olathe; two daughters, Beverly J. VanDyke of Kansas City, Kan.; and daughter Brendia L. Falk of Meadows Place, Texas; two grandson Eric C. VanDyke of Chicago, Ill., and Corp. Brett M. VanDyke, of Olathe, currently on active duty with the U.S. Army in South Korea; and granddaughters Erica and Breanna VanDyke of Sugar Land, Texas. Other survivors include two sisters, Jeannette Sparks of McLouth, and Faye Young of Sun City Center, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John VanDyke Jr.

Mr. VanDyke was a long-time member of the Tonganoxie Christian Church. Prior to retirement from Hallmark Cards in Leavenworth in February 1996, he was employed by the Tonganoxie School District and was a deputy with the Leavenworth County Sheriff Department. He volunteered as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of the Tonganoxie Volunteer Fire Department.

The VanDykes were members of the Good Sam's Tiblow Camping Club for many years, and enjoyed camping and traveling in their motor home.

The family suggests memorials to the Lewy-Body Association or to the Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, c/o Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.quisenberryfh.com .