Joseph VanDeKerkhove

Joseph (Joe) VanDeKerkhove, 84, of Lenexa, KS passed away on February 10th, 2019 at the Olathe Hospice House. He was born on January 31, 1935 in Shawnee, KS to Felix and Margaret VanDeKerkhove.  Joe worked as a self-employed carpenter.  He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1962 as an aviation mechanic specializing in hydraulics, electrical and fuselage repair.  Joe was a member of The American Legion Post 327 and The Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed working outside maintaining multiple gardens, woodworking, working around the house and going to auctions. 

Joe is preceded in death by his parents Felix & Margaret (DeVolder) VanDeKerkhove. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, sons James VanDeKerkhove, Kenneth VanDeKerkhove (Milynn) and daughter Laura Bowman (Keith); four grandchildren Ashley and Samuel Bowman, Chandler and Adam VanDeKerkhove; sisters, Mary, Sandy, Sharon and brother Frank.  




Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm service to follow at Amos Family Funeral Home.



 Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice House, 15310 Marion Street, Olathe, KS 66061.


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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Tuesday, Feb. 12th 2019 | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Joseph VanDeKerkhove”

  1. Michelle Epps Says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  2. Roger Armer Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  3. Bill Rossi Says:

    Hoping the Family finds peace in the near future!

  4. Dale Applebaugh Says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Joe.
    My sympathy to the whole family.

  5. Trudy Richardson Says:

    Good-bye dear Cousin. You were a good man! God bless you.

  6. jerry neill Says:

    enjoyed Joe coming to my office every Tuesday to talk.. we solved a lot of the worlds problems. I will miss him.

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