Donald P. Arasmith
Donald P. Arasmith
  • August 26, 1929 - October 17, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Don, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully to continue his adventure with the Lord, Oct. 17, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Don was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Grand Island, NE to Howard and Gladys Arasmith. His family moved to St. Joe, MO where he spent most of his childhood, graduating from Central High School in 1947. Don served in the US Navy as an Electrician Mate 2nd Class receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. In 1955 Don met and married the love of his life, Wanda Hutson, who preceded him in death in 2011. Don retired in 1986 from AT&T having 30 yrs of service. During the later years of his life, he teased “he had been retired longer than he had worked.” During his life he wore many hats, serviceman, employee, and husband but, none more important than father and grandfather. He spent incredible time at the skating rink, swimming pool, and various lakes teaching his children to skate, swim, and water ski. He also gave of his time as Scout Master, Troop 304. Don enjoyed spending time and sharing his wisdom with his grand-children. Don’s wish for his children and grandchildren was for them to accomplish more in their lives then he had in his.

Don is survived by his children, Bob (Connie) Arasmith of Sunnyvale, CA and Susan (Forrest) Mason of KC, MO; grandchildren, Chrissy, Lindsey (Sam), Laura (Jacob), Jeff, Kara, and Cameron; brothers, Lester, Lincoln, NE and Russell, Huntington Beach, CA. Visitation will be Sunday, October 22 from 2-3 PM at White Chapel Funeral Home (6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) with a service to follow at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, Don would want each person to stop and “smell the flowers” in this day and age and spend a little more time enjoying their families.