Obituaries

Ted Duncanson 1919 - 2011 Tonganoxie

Ted Duncanson
1919-2011
Graveside service for Ted Duncanson, 92, Tonganoxie, will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Mr. Duncanson died Friday, Oct. 7, at Hickory Point Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
He was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Tonganoxie, the son of Mortimer and Grace (Courtney) Duncanson. He was a 1937 graduate of Tonganoxie Rural High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and served in the Pacific Theater 1942-1944. Mr. Duncanson was honorably discharged as First lieutenant in 1958. He was a member of Plumbers Local No. 8, Kansas City; he worked as a Master Plumber and Estimator in the Kansas City area. He established Duncanson Plumbing & Heating in 1969 and moved back to Tonganoxie in 1972. He was a member of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, VFW Post 9271 and a life member of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. As chairman of the board of directors of the historical society, he was very active in the development of the current historic site, and moving the schoolhouse to its basement foundation. He was united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., to Vera Neill, who preceded him in death on May 29, 2011. Six brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Karen (Graham) Grainger, Overland Park; one sister, Mildred Cook, Ottawa; and one grandson.
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