John David Alstatt
John David Alstatt, 77, Overland Park, Kansas died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Sweet Life of Overland Park. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Faith Lutheran Church, 67th & Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, Kansas with a visitation preceeding the service, beginning at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Faith Lutheran Church Endowment or to Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.
John was widely considered a great man, father, husband and friend. He served in the army as an electrician, and subsequently received an Electrical Engineering degree from Kansas State University where, in turn, received his undying loyalty even through some very dry periods of sports futility, and a masters from KU.
Recognized for his dry and quirky sense-of-humor, his sports interests also included Golf, Running (competing even after being diagnosed with cancer), the Royals, and the Chiefs (where he had season tickets soon after their arrival in KC in 1966). But, his true loyalty belonged to his family. His love, dedication and consistency in thought and action was an inspiration to those closest to him.
His other passion was music, expressed in his love of classical music. He passed his love of sports and music along by never missing any of his children’s events, and coaching most of their sports teams.
These attributes shaped his children and their parenting. His great group of friends are also a testament to these qualities. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jacque. His children Brad and wife Lisa, David and wife Jane, Karen and husband Ward. His grandchildren Jake, Josh, Luke, Colton, Peter, and Anastasia. His brother Vincent and wife Jeanette, and brother Charles and wife Sally. His many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.