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Dennis Wayne VanCleave

d. May 17, 2019

Dennis Wayne VanCleave

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.

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