Fred Firner

Fred Firner went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2011. He has completed his journey on earth as God has ordained for him. Fred was born July 9, 1924 to Henry and Verdie Firner in Topeka, Kansas. His family moved to Lawrence, Kansas while he was still a young child. He attended Lawrence public schools and finished his education with a degree in Electrical Engineering from K.U. He was drafted into the Army and served in the Signal Corp during WWII. After his enlistment, he took a job with KCP&L and spent 34 years in various positions, the last as manager of their Overland Park office. He spent an active retirement building for Habitat for Humanity and raising money riding his bike for MS 150.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Firner, his son, Mark, and step-daughter, Linda McLean.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughter, Frances Stoner, and a step-son, Brad Kirkland. He leaves four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Now for Fred, the best part of his life begins as he experiences the things God has prepared for those that love Him.

Memorial services will be at Colonial Presbyterian Church at 95th & Wornall on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Habitat for Humanity, 1401 Fairfax Trafficway, KC, KS 66115 (913) 342-3047

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  1. Karla Estes (Mace) on November 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Nancy & Francie & to the entire family, I & Mom express our deepest of sorrows for your loss . Fred was a wonderful man & brings back such terrific memories.
    As a child I couldn’t get over how tall he was but as I got older I realized his generosity & his love for family was even greater than his size. He will be missed. I prey Fred has hooked up with Dad, wow what a wild time in heaven. God has his hands full.
    I am sorry that we cannot attend the services but please know our thoughts & prayers are with you & please don’t hesitate to call if you have any needs or just want to talk. Nancy, your calls to Mom mean so much, you have been a good friend to her.
    Love to all, Karla

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