Frank J. Kandlbinder
Frank J. Kandlbinder
  • October 2, 1919 - March 11, 2017
  • Warrensburg, Missouri

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Frank Kandlbinder passed away on March 11, 2017.

Frank was born October 3, 1919 to parents Adolf Kandlbinder and Teresa Moser. He had three sisters, Ann, Frieda, and Marge. Frank was a Catholic and served as an altar boy at Saint Agnes Church. As a child he worked as a caddy at a golf course; this became one of his loves in life. He was the captain of the golf team at Rosedale High School. He also played football there where he graduated from. He met Ormetha (Jane) Easter at Rosedale High School and married October 31, 1940. They had a son, Michael, born November 13, 1941 in San Diego where Frank and Jane had moved to get work. They moved back to Kansas City in 1942 and had a daughter, Patricia on August 22, 1943.

One year after Patricia was born, Frank was called to serve the Army. He was a combat veteran (gunner) during the war. He was discharged with honor in December 1945 after serving 16 months.

When Frank got home, he took a job as a Millwright which he stayed with through his working career. As a Millwright, he traveled most of the states as a foreman and supervisor for Midwest Conveyer. He retired from union local 1529 when he was 62. Frank and Jane moved to Vassar, Kansas, close to a golf course where he could play golf, fish, and hunt, and in the winter they would drive their motor home to Donna, Texas and other placed in the United States.

After Jane passed in 1995, Frank moved to a home next to Bertha Applehanse, a long time friend of the family, at the Lamont Hill golf course where he played golf almost everyday when possible. After Bertha passed, Frank moved to a retirement home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, close to his daughter.

The last two years of his life he lived at the Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri and was cared for by the wonderful staff at Whispering Hills Neighborhood (a section of the Veterans Home). He became friends with the caregivers and other members of the home. Thank you to all the people at the Warrensburg Veterans Home for making Frank’s life better. Frank loved children, and it always made his day when children came to visit.

He was always fun to be with and was a wonderful family man. His family always came first. Frank has 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. He will be missed by many. He brought so much love to all.

Written by his daughter, Patricia