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Russell D Etzenhouser, III, M.D.

Russell D. Etzenhouser, III, M.D. passed away on January 2, 2013 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marie, daughter, Missy, son Russell IV and his wife Beth and grandsons, Russell V and Robert, son Bill and his wife Shelley and grandchildren Claire and Brian. Russell was born in Independence, Missouri on November 25, 1934. He was a graduate of William Chrisman High School, The University of Kansas and The University of Kansas Medical School. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a much admired pediatrician in Johnson County for nearly 50 years. His true passion, after medicine, was his family and he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Visitation will be Saturday, January 5 at 1 pm, followed by a memorial service at 3 pm at The Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 14895 Antioch, Overland Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lakeview Village Foundation Good Samaritan Fund or The Presbyterian Church of Stanley.

Posted in Obituaries | on Wednesday, Jan. 2nd 2013 | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Russell D Etzenhouser, III, M.D.”

  1. Karen Nieman Monk Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear. Dr. Etzenhouser was such a kind and gentle person and a great friend to our family for so many years. He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts in Colorado are with you Marie and your family. Love you all, Karen

  2. Tiffany Dantzler Says:

    My heart is filled with sorrow as I hear of he passing of your father. I have heard so many great stories of Dr. Etzenhouser’s passion for children and his family. My prayers are with you Bill and your family.
    With deepest sympathy,

  3. Doug and Dana Gepford Says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Russell’s passing! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know that Toody and Gep are with him right now!
    Doug, Dana Gepford and Family

  4. Mark and Kimberly Arends Says:

    Marie and Family…I am sorry to not be able to make it to KC…I remeber your father as is he was an amazing gentleman. He really had passion for his life and it showed that he LOVED his family. My thgouhts are with you all. Love Mark..(Shelly and Bill’s brother.)

  5. Jane Gardner (nee Russ) Says:

    I have so many fond memories of Dr. Etzenhouser and his kindness to me growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed.


    Jane Gardner

  6. Bart Etzenhouser Says:

    Dr. Etzenhouser, whom I met by accident, was the attending ped doc the night my daughter was born. Her mother and I were quite surprised when a man, greatly resembling my grandfather (23 years deceased) walked into our hospital room, announcing “I want to meet this family with my last name.”
    Dr. Etzenhouser, a cousin never met until then, was very kind. He was a very warm hearted man. He will be missed.

    Bart Etzenhouser.

  7. Paul Heintz II Says:

    Dr. Etzenhouser was my doctor until I turned 18. He was a great person and doctor.

    May he rest in peace…

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