Archive for Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Donald French

September 20, 2000


Services for Donald E. French, 77, Topeka, were Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. French died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at the VA Medical Center, Topeka.

He was born April 2, 1923, in Fort Scott, the son of George and Ruth (Lantis) French. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired in 1984 from TWA, Kansas City, Mo.

He attended the Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, Topeka, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9271, Tonganoxie. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Machinists Union Local No. 1650, Kansas City, Mo.

He married Mary U. Holland on Dec. 24, 1947, in Nevada, Mo. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Gary Gates, Lawrence; a daughter, Linda Schiltz, Tonganoxie; a brother, Richard, Baldwin City; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Tonganoxie VFW, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

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