Anthony Francis Ahnemann

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Anthony Francis Ahnemann, 85 years old, was born on 5/31/34 in the Bronx, New York and died on 3/25/2020 in Olathe, Kansas. He was raised in Kansas City, MO by his grandmother Gussie and her two sisters Louise and Jewel. He graduated from Southwest high school in 1952 where he was on the track team.

He met the love of his life, Roberta Mouser, on a blind date in September of 1952 at Baker University. He was a Sig Ep and they made many life long friends during college. They married on 9/4/1955 and both graduated the following spring. During their 64 years of marriage, they lived mainly in Johnson County Kansas but also lived in Denver, CO, Levittown, PA, Champaign, IL, Anniston, AL, Clinton, MO and Green Valley, AZ.

Tony worked in Human Resources for United Telecom(Sprint) and the H.D. Lee Corporation and then after retirement became a Million Dollar Real Estate Agent for Prudential. He served in the Army Reserves and was activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Tony was an avid golfer, loved the Kansas City Chiefs and KC Royals. He also enjoyed traveling with Roberta and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a lifelong Methodist and was very active at St Mark’s Methodist Church, Clinton United Methodist Church and then finally Grace United Methodist until he was no longer able. Later in life, he developed Alzheimer’s Disease and in death donated his brain to KU Med for Alzheimer’s Research.

He was preceded in death by his son Doug, his brother Mike Ahnemann, his nephew Scott Ahnemann, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elvira and Dolphin Pointelin and his great-nephew Ryan Pointelin. His is survived by his wife Roberta, his daughter Janet(Eric) Hankins, Clinton, MO, son Gregg(Danna) Ahnemann, Linn Valley, KS, grandchildren Doug Ahnemann, Mission, KS, Sam Ahnemann, Seattle, WA, Hailey Hankins, KC, MO, Tylor Hankins, Clinton, MO, Diana(Eric) Torgerson, St Paul, MN, John Ahnemann, St Paul, MN, Daniel Peterson, Osage City, KS, Rachel Hankins(Al), Springfield, MO, Sarah( Stephen) Price, Louisville, KY, his nieces Kay Lee(Dave) Ahnemann, Goleta, CA, Karen(Ted) Garrett, Albuquerque, NM, his nephew David Pointelin, and great-grandchildren Kellen Hankins, Cedric Smith, Becca Price, Juliette Price, and Cason and LayKen Peterson.

He was a wonderful father, Papa and role model; we will miss him greatly and were so blessed to have him as long as we did. Tony said he wanted to die on the 18th hole after finishing a great round of golf like Bing Crosby. He didn’t get his wish, but if there are golf courses in heaven he is playing the back nine with his son right now.

We look forward to sharing memories when we next cross paths and will continue to evaluate the situation for future services to celebrate his life. Donations in Tony’s memory may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

3 Comments

  1. Laura Fukada on December 31, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    When our annual Christmas letter was returned as undeliverable, we hoped to know about Roberta and that we might be in touch with her. Bob and Tony were room-mates at Baker and Roberta and I were room-mates as well. We last visited them at the Olathe retirement community and Tony told us,himself, that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease We continued to communicate with them until last year’s letter was returned to us.

  2. Christine Winans on April 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Nicely done. He was one of the kindest men I knew and I am sad to hear of his passing…

  3. David Pointelin on March 30, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Terrific Tribute !

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