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Walter Lee Denholm 1926 - 2016

Walter Lee Denholm, 89, Tonganoxie, KS, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie, KS. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, KS. Walter was born November 3, 1926 on the family farm in Tonganoxie, KS, the son of Walter G. and Anna E. (Haas) Denholm. He graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1944 after which he joined the Merchant Marines. He went on to marry Nila L. (Rodman) Denholm on February 7, 1965 at the First Congregational Church. Walter farmed and raised dairy cattle, and worked at the BP Station in Tonganoxie for many years. He was a member and past master of Henri Masonic Lodge AF&AM #190 Tonganoxie. He was a member of the Stranger Creek Township Board, the American Legion, and a Lifetime member of the First Congregational Church. Survivors include; his wife, Nila, of the home; Sons; Rodney and children Elizabeth and Rebecca; Robert (Sharon) and children Matthew, Jacob, and Zachary; James (Cheryl) and daughter Katie; Jeffery (Shannon) Children Makenna and Justin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Congregational Church, Good Shepherd Thrift Shop or Crossroads Hospice.