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Donald Bryan McCaul

Donald Bryan McCaul, 92, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away January 21st, 2017.  Memorial Service will be at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS on Saturday, February 4th, at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Village Church Endowment Fund.

Don was born in 1924 to Hugh and Iva McCaul, in Kansas City, Missouri.  He graduated from Westport High School in 1941, and after attending Junior College in Kansas City, he served in the Army Air Corp.  He used the GI Bill to attend the University of Kansas, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1947.

After college, Don worked for Black and Veatch, and Lutz and May Consulting Engineers, and was a partner in May Engineering, retiring in 1992.

Don was a devoted and loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed camping vacations and being active in his children’s sporting activities.  Tennis was his favorite hobby, and he played for many years at Leawood Country Club. He played in high school, and often at the Plaza tennis courts, where in 1949 he and a friend asked two women on the next court to join them in mixed doubles.  He married Carolyn the next year, in 1950, and they celebrated their 67th anniversary on January 13th, 2017. 

Don also enjoyed bridge, and served his church as a Shepherd Deacon.  Vacations were spent camping in Colorado with family and friends, and for 25 years he and Carolyn spent up to 6 weeks in paradise (Sanibel Island, Florida), with many friends from Leawood and his sister Nancy Johnson and sister’s husband Duane Johnson.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Heller McCaul; children, Kevin (and Harriette) McCaul of Fargo, North Dakota, Connie Melhuse of Chicago, Illinois, and Bryan (and Susan) McCaul of Alamo, California; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Thursday, Jan. 26th 2017 | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Donald Bryan McCaul”

  1. Christine Heller Andersen Says:

    May you rest in the arms of God, my dear brother-in-law. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of my loving McCaul relatives. God bless you all!

  2. beatrice Says:

    Dear family and friends of Mr. Mccaul I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Jehovah God cares about your pain as well even more so. 1 Peter 5:7 says:because he cares for you.Acts 24:15 gives us hope for the resurrection. It says: There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. May you be warmly embraced.

  3. Regina Marie Pearson Says:

    Don also had many nephews and nieces in California who sometimes got to go camping with Don and Carolyn. I will never forget Uncle Don, he gave us a lot fun filled memories which will live on in our hearts and minds, as though it were yesterday. He will be sorely missed. I love you Uncle Don! We all do!
    Your Loving Niece,
    Regina Marie Flint-Pearson

  4. Roberta Pawlak (Madison, WI) Says:

    Dear Carolyn and family-

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I have such fond memories of you and Don at your home in Kansas City- the “going away” party you hosted for me as I left the Education Department at Children’s Mercy to move to Madison 18 years ago! Don was a most gentle, caring individual who lived a long and remarkable life.

    God bless you all and bestow grace upon you in your grief.
    You will be thought of frequently, and prayers sent your way. -Roberta Pawlak (formerly of Children’s Mercy)

  5. Dave McCaul Says:

    Don or “Papa” was a loving and exciting grandfather to me. I inherited his love of tennis and played with him until I was about 20–even at the age of 80 he could still outlast me on the courts (no exaggeration). I always felt like wherever we went in Leawood, he knew everybody or at least talked and joked with everybody like they were old friends. He set a good example of us grandkids in terms of being positive, friendly, funny, and living a long healthy life. My hand hurts now just remembering how hard he squeezed when he shook it, and my heart hurts thinking how much I’ll miss him. I’m so glad he lived a long and happy life.

  6. Beth Ann Fulton Says:

    Our family grew up on 74 St in Prairie Village, where our Mom and Carolyn became good friends. We enjoyed many neighborhood parties, dinners and picnics and 8:30 am Village Church service! I was always so impressed with Don’s (and Carolyn) vigor, esp playing tennis well into their senior years, camping, walking to work.
    Don was a loyal and caring man, always there in times of need and we will all miss him. Love to Carolyn, Kevin, Connie, Bryan and grandkids.

  7. Julie Lamasney Ingham Says:

    We lived on 74th Street across from the McCauls. Like all the parents of the street, my own, Fulton, Batenic, Corbett,Hise, Bayer,and so many more, Mr & Mrs McCaul were strong and kind role models. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in and McCall’s were an integral part of our neighborhood. Like Beth Ann said, parades, picnic, parties, sledding and long summer nights playing Hide and Go Seek.
    Thank you for all the memories.
    Love to Mrs. M, Kevin, Connie and Bryan.
    Julie Lamasney Ingham

  8. Marjie Dexter Podzielinski Says:

    We have so many good memories shared with the McCaul family especially rides after church. What a wonderful life! God bless you all with love from Patrick and Mary

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