Alan Von Ah


Alan Von Ah, 57, of Shawnee, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Kansas University Medical Center. Alan was born October 12, 1960 to William and Dorothy (Schmitt) Von Ah in Dubuque, Iowa. Alan was an Iowa state chess champion in high school.  He excelled at video games and was the 1990 Nintendo World Championships Kansas City 18 & Over Champion.  He was an amateur magician and loved performing magic tricks for children and adults.  He was a professional poker dealer at Harrah’s North Kansas City and was an avid poker player.  He had a great love of NFL football, in particular the Minnesota Vikings, and he was The Prognosticator.  He loved listening to music, reading books and watching movies. He was interested in politics, was a great patriot, and he loved his country. Alan was preceded in death by his parents. Alan was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Farley) Von Ah, children, Holly Von Ah and Christopher Von Ah, sisters, Connie (John) Patrick, Tammy Von Ah, and Tracy Doyle, brothers Lance (Diane) Von Ah and Bruce Von Ah.






A visitation to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203.

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13 Comments on “Alan Von Ah”

  1. COLEEN Von Ah Givens Says:

    I am so saddened by your loss.i didn’t know him well but it seemed like everyone loved him so sorry for your pain. Prayers to everyone. Take care.

  2. Shelly Shever Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Alan, was a kind genuine and wonderful person, it breaks my heart to hear of this news…..
    Sending condolences to the family…. God Bless

  3. Cyndi Bleile Theisen Says:

    So sorry for your loss. Alan was a childhood friend and I have many fond memories of growing up on Central ave. May he rest in peace

  4. Sharyn R Pickel (Von Ah) Says:

    My condolences to the entire Von Ah family on the loss of Alan. You are in my prayers.

  5. David Florsek Says:

    Alan was a once-in-a-lifetime guy. I’m very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend to me and the world is diminished by him not being here. Throughout his life, Alan was much like his favorite character, Batman. He was human and sometimes got hurt, but he always got back up and kept his ideals. He was funny and goofy but he was also kind and caring and always sought to bring out the good in people around him. He made a positive difference in the world in a thousand ways every day with everyone he met.

  6. Jim Doyle Says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Von Ah family. I’m thinking of all the fond memories such as his jokes, magic tricks and seeing the look on his face when I won at the family poker table(lol) just to name a few. Alan will be surely missed by all.

  7. Frank Huschle Says:

    Alan dealt many hands of poker to me over the years, as I’m an avid poker player. I will miss his wit the most. Had a great sense of humor that was timed perfectly. He showed tremendous courage this past year while he continued to work, never once complaining about his disease. Gone way too soon. But while he was here, he made the world a better place.

  8. Rosie and Eddie Horsfield Says:

    So sorry to hear about Alan. Our sympathy for all the family.

  9. Debbie Redding Says:

    So sorry to for your loss Jackie. You and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Lori Tonne Says:

    I didn’t know Alan but I know Tammy. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

  11. Gary W Von Ah Says:

    Sorry to the entire family for the loss.

  12. Nina McFarlane Says:

    Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

  13. Tom Schrader Says:

    Alan, I will miss talking to you about football, especially our VIKINGS and all of the times we talked Poker. Take care my friend and hope they win the Super Bowl for you my friend. Take care.

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