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John Tillisch

March 17, 1940 — October 21, 2018

John Patrick Tillisch, age 78, Prescott, KS, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at his home. He was born on March 17, 1940, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Roop) Tillisch. He worked for TWA, but was truly a farmer at heart. He was united in marriage to Judith Graham Houtman on August 30, 2014. He attended the Mound City United Methodist Church; was a member of the American Legion in both Mound City and Tonganoxie and The Legion Riders; served as a Ride Captain for the Patriot Guard; was a Red Cross volunteer; and volunteered for more than thirty years as a firefighter, EMT, and first responder. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles, and a sister, Martha Kesler, and husband Robert. He is survived by his wife, Judith; daughter, Jacqueline Rosenthal and husband, Brad; brother, Fred Tillisch; two grandchildren, Jason Childress, and Audrey Childress and Erika; three step-daughters: Anne Prouty, Elaine Houtman and Kathy Houtman; three step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ardelle Tillisch; and eight nieces and nephews. A service will be held at 10 A.M. Monday, November 5, 2018, at the Mound City United Methodist Church, visitation at 9 A.M. A second service will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, McLouth, KS, visitation at 10 A.M. Interment with military rites will be held 1:30 P.M. November 15, 2018 at the VA National Cemetery at Leavenworth, KS. The family suggests contributions to either American Legion Post #248, Mound City, KS or American Legion Post #41, Tonganoxie, KS. Online condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Visitation Details

Monday, November 5th, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am, Mound City United Methodist

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am, First Baptist Church of McLouth

Service Information

Monday, November 5th, 2018 10:00am, Mound City United Methodist


Service Extra Info Committal and Military Rites, 1:30 pm, November 15, Leavenworth National

Interment Details

Leavenworth National Cemetery

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