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 John Edward “Jack” Kanatzar

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John Edward “Jack” Kanatzar

  • Birth 14 Jun 1927
  • Death 12 Dec 2008
  • Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section 58-A, row 10, site 1
  • Memorial ID 32136948



John E. (Jack) Kanatzar



John E. (Jack) Kanatzar, 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the home of his son Larry on December 12, 2008. Jack always proud to be born on Flag Day, was born June 14, 1927, to Emmett and Mary (Hearney) Kanatzar. Jack was very proud of his service to his country in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Presque Isle and the USS Namakagon and in the Korean War on the USS Magoffin. He was honorably discharged in 1951. Jack enjoyed a long career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and retired on November 5, 1981. In early retirement Jack enjoyed fishing with friends and gardening. Jack displayed great knowledge of how things worked and how to fixed them. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Jo, mother of his children, wife Diane, brother Harold, sister Mary (Sue) McElligott, and a great grandson Blake Kanatzar. He is survived by his children Mary Beth and Charles Peters, Jack Jr., and Linda, and Larry and Bobbi, Theresa and Bill Mentzer, two brothers Bob Kanatzar and wife Peggy, and Gene Kanatzar and wife Myra. 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The family is thankful for the compassion and support of Midland Hospice, Ottawa, KS.

Graveside Services

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 at Leavenworth National Cemetery.


Family Members


Inscription

S1, U.S. Navy, World War II, Korea; Dad, You’re forever in our hearts


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  • Created by: HSH
  • Added: 12 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32136948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edward “Jack” Kanatzar (14 Jun 1927–12 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32136948, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by HSH (contributor 46595319) .