Richard E. “Dick” Kalbfleisch
Richard E. “Dick” Kalbfleisch, 80, passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 1, 2020, at his home in Independence, MO.
He was born August 29, 1940 in Kansas City, MO, to the late Walter and Hazel (Davis) Kalbfleisch. He was baptized in 1940, and confirmed in 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO, where his confirmation verse was Psalms 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God”.
He graduated from Paseo High School in 1958; then he later received his Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University, Seward, NE. Dick received his Master’s in Education from Indiana University. Dick taught grade school at Lutheran schools in New Orleans, LA, as well as Ft. Wayne, IN, the rest of his 30-year teaching career was in Center School District, Kansas City, MO. White attending Immanuel Lutheran Church, he served as vice president and as an Elder. After his accident October 19, 2000, he attended Timothy Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, MO, and sought to make people smile. Dick loved going to Bryan and Angie’s activities, traveling, time at the Cassville cabin, the Kansas City Royals, reading, camping, floating trips, fishing, fixing things creatively, and visiting with friends and family. He especially enjoyed seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On July 6, 1963 he married Barbara Weber at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, MO, she survives of the home. Other survivors include, his son, Bryan Kalbfleisch, and wife Gina, Leavenworth, KS, daughter, Angela Jones, Independence, MO, sister, Laura Purnell, Kansas City, MO, brother-in-law, Steve Weber, Independence, MO, grandchildren, Tyler Kalbfleisch, and wife Britni, Kristen Kalbfleisch, Brianna Kalbfleisch, Natalie McNabb, Matthew Jones, and wife Holly, Clint Sitek, Ellen Sitek, and Sara Sitek, along with four great-grandchildren, Kodi Kalbfleisch, Cordle Kalbfleisch, Scartlett Jones, and Hanna McNabb. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, in-laws, Elmer and Elsie Weber, a nephew, Todd Weber, and a niece, Lizz Weber.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with funeral service following at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2020, all at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Due to Jackson County COVID-19 regulations masks are to be worn at all times during services. Memorial contributions in Dick’s name are suggested to Timothy Lutheran Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs. Memories of Dick and words of comfort for his family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com