Archive for Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Donald E. French

September 20, 2000

Donald E. French
1923-2000
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, for Donald E. French, 77, Topeka, who died Sept. 13, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Topeka.

Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. French was born April 2, 1923, in Fort Scott, the son of George and Ruth Lantis French. He retired in 1984 as a painter for Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, Mo. He attended Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, Topeka. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the VFW Post 9271, Tonganoxie, the Disabled American Veterans, and Machinist Union, local 1650, Kansas City, Mo.

He married Mary U. Holland on Dec. 24, 1947, in Nevada, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; a son, Gary Gates, Lawrence; a daughter, Linda Schiltz, Tonganoxie; a brother, Richard French, Baldwin City; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, Kan. 66086.

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