Richard J. Vandersluis


Rick Vandersluis, 51, of Westwood, KS, lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on July 16, 2010. Memorial services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, KCMO 64111, on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 5 pm. There will be a celebration of Rick’s life following the service at the home.

He is survived by his life partner, Jim Caldwell, father John Vandersluis, and brother John Vandersluis. His love of nature was witnessed in his beautiful garden and four loving cats. He will be missed by his many friends and loved ones.  Donations in his name may be made to Odyssey Healthcare of Kansas City.


  1. Linda Kincaid Longhurst on September 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I am very sad to hear of Rick’s passing. I’m not sure who will read this as much time has passed.
    Rick was a really good friend to me and some others too. We grew up in Brampton, spent much time together!
    I wonder if he ever thought of, or mentioned us here in Canada.

  2. Debbie Givens on July 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm


    I was so sad to read about Rick’s passing. I’m sending you hugs through this email and my thoughts and prayers are with you and Rick’s family. After things settle down for you I’d love to meet and catch up; it has been too long. I do remember you telling how Rick was always thinking of a new project for the garden; a rock wall comes to mind. You are a strong person and know you will get through this difficult time. Miss you, Debbie Givens

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