Dennis Wayne VanCleave, age 76, died on Friday, May 17, 2019 at his residence in Holcomb, Kansas. He was born on December 28, 1942, the son of Arthur and Mavis VanCleave of Montezuma, Iowa.
Dennis enjoyed playing sports in his younger years and was a standout athlete at Montezuma High School. He also played for the Phillies organization when he was 20 and 21 years old. He enjoyed being with his grandkids in his later years and also watching them play sports.
He was a member of the Holcomb community since 1977 having moved from Gove County. Dennis was a retired truck driver.
On October 11, 1968 he married Sandra Wilson in Leoti, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Two children Todd VanCleave (Shelly) of Tonganoxie, Kansas
LaRae Eckhardt (Kevin) of Henderson, Nevada
Six Grandchildren Conner VanCleave of Tonganoxie, Kansas
Wren VanCleave of Tonganoxie, Kansas
Kaila Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Tatum Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Ian Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Evan Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
One Brother Bill VanCleave (Sharon) of Bloomfield, Iowa
Two Sisters Shirley Hoksbergen (Kenny) of Grinnell, Iowa
Sandra Little (Mike)of Barnes City, Iowa
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sharon Hendricks; Two brothers, Dwayne VanCleave, Mike VanCleave; one son, Wade VanCleave.
Private family interment will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Dennis VanCleave Memorial Fund in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.