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Orville "Ike" Merle Weisenburger 94, St. Joseph, MO

Orville "Ike" Merle Weisenburger 94, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Kansas City, MO Veterans hospital.
Orville "Ike" Merle Weisenburger 94, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Kansas City, MO Veterans hospital.

He was born July 4, 1919 in Pulaski County, IN, son of Mathias and Zella Weisenburger.

He served in the Army Air Corp and is a veteran of the World War II. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the St. Joseph Stockyards and retired after 36 years of service. He enjoyed dancing at the Eagles Lodge and playing any musical instrument that was handed to him.  His hard working spirit, friendly smile, simplicity and great sense of humor will be sincerely missed by all who know him. He was a member of Eagles Lodge #49 and a Baptist.

Ike was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters and by Floyd McConnell son of Annabell McConnell.

Survivors include, son, Dennis Weisenburger, daughter, Karen (Ed) Kirschner, daughter, Debbie Saliger (Don Howell), and son, Dan Weisenburger all of St. Joseph, MO, ten grandchildren: Matt (Courtney) Weisenburger, Angela (Corey) Buskey, Shelly (Randy) Schank, Rhonda (Douglas) Duncan, Wayne (Sabrena) Weisenburger, Larry (Tina) Weisenburger, Doug (Delissa) Saliger, Brian (Laura) Weisenburger, Denise (Rob) Williams, and Jeff (Ashley) Weisenburger 23 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his long time companion Annabell McConnell and her children Evelyn Jungk (Skip Grace), Terry (Stormy) McConnell, and Luella Reilly and her 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Beau Walker officiating, The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Interserve Wesley House. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
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