Harry Super


Harry Super, 75, of Fairway Kansas, passed away October 24, 2012, at the Kansas City Hospice House, due to complications of lung cancer. Harry was born on January 30, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas, to William and Pearl Super, both immigrants from Czechoslovakia. He was the youngest of four boys.

Harry graduated from Wyandotte High School (1956) and attended Kansas City Community College and UMKC. He married Carol Hanis in 1958, and they raised five children together. He enjoyed all sports, especially golf, baseball, and football. He coached CYO football, as well as 3 & 2 baseball for several years and was an avid attendee at all of his children’s sporting events.
Harry’s career was largely focused in the steel industry as a Steel Detailer. He began his career at JE Morris and Company, followed by Shawver, Lough, and Price, and then created his own company in 1972, known as Lough & Super. Harry’s career further evolved working for Haven’s Steel and eventually SP International, Inc., until he retired at the age of 70.
Harry was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. He greatly enjoyed travel, fishing, Mexican food, Monday night poker, and arguing. Harry always enjoyed celebrations, especially those involving family and holidays.
Harry is survived by his wife Carol of 54 years, his four children Kevin (Deborah), Jeff (Mary Jung), Jennifer (Patrick Meyer), Tim (Jim DeGarmo), and grandchildren Daniel, Ali, Kenny, twins Karlie and Kelsie, and Bryce, as well as his sister-in-law Rosie Super and many nieces and nephews. Harry is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Frank, Michael, and William Super, as well as his son Gregory Super.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roeland Park, Kansas, followed immediately by a funeral mass.
Donations can be made to K.C. Hospice House, St. Agnes or Holy Name church. The family would like to thank all of the extended family, friends, and the staff of K. C. Hospice House for the love and support during this difficult time.
Harry touched many people’s hearts, and will be missed by all. He was indeed one of a kind.

1 Comment

  1. Margaret and Bruce boomer on October 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    We know that Harry must of been a great role model for his family. Tim and Jim have been wonderful to our own children. 75 years is not long enough! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Super Family. Margaret and Bruce Boomer

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