Obituaries

John Wilford Nowak 1933 - 2018

John Wilford Nowak, 85, Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Family graveside services will held at the New Boston Missouri Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Congenital Heart Defects Assn., at www.chdfamilies.org. John Wilford was born April 1, 1933, in New Boston, MO., and had lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. He had been a machinist for Federal Mogul and Paul's Rod and Bearing for 42 years, retiring in 1995. John Wilford was a life member of the Moose Lodge #1999 and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Vernon in 1978. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn "Midge" Nowak, of the home; a son and his wife, Steven and Sharon Nowak; two grandchildren, Kathleen Breuer and her husband, Andrew; Chase Nowak; and three great grandchildren, Jarrett and Tyler Breuer and Ellora Nowak. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com