Obituary of Anthony Francis Ahnemann
Anthony Francis Ahnemann, 85 years old, was born on 5/31/34 in the Bronx, New York and died on 3/25/2020 in Olathe, Kansas. He was raised in Kansas City, MO by his grandmother Gussie and her two sisters Louise and Jewel. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1952 where he was on the track team. He met the love of his life, Roberta Mouser, on a blind date in September of 1952 at Baker University. He was a Sig Ep and they made many life long friends during college. They married on 9/4/1955 and both graduated the following spring. During their 64 years of marriage they lived mainly in Johnson County, Kansas, but also lived in Denver, CO; Levittown, PA; Champaign, IL; Anniston, AL; Clinton, MO and Green Valley, AZ. Tony worked in Human Resources for United Telecom(Sprint) and the H.D. Lee Corporation, and then after retirement became a Million Dollar Real Estate Agent for Prudential. He served in the Army Reserves and was activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tony was an avid golfer, loved the Kansas City Chiefs and KC Royals. He also enjoyed traveling with Roberta and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a lifelong Methodist and was very active at St. Marks Methodist Church, Clinton United Methodist Church and then ﬁnally Grace United Methodist until he was no longer able. Later in life he developed Alzheimer’s Disease and in death donated his brain to the University of Kansas Medical Center for Alzheimer’s Research. He was preceded in death by his son Doug, his brother Mike Ahnemann, his nephew Scott Ahnemann, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elvira and Dolphin Pointelin and his great nephew Ryan Pointelin. He is survived by his wife Roberta, his daughter Janet(Eric) Hankins, Clinton, MO; son Gregg(Danna) Ahnemann, Linn Valley, KS; grandchildren Doug Ahnemann, Mission, KS; Sam Ahnemann, Seattle, WA; Hailey Hankins, KC, MO; Tylor Hankins, Clinton, MO; Diana(Eric) Torgerson, St Paul, MN; John Ahnemann, St Paul, MN; Daniel Peterson, Osage City, KS; Rachel Hankins(Al), Springﬁeld, MO; Sarah(Stephen) Price, Louisville, KY; his nieces Kay Lee(Dave) Ahnemann, Goleta, CA; Karen(Ted) Garrett, Albuquerque, NM; his nephew David Pointelin, and great-grandchildren Kellen Hankins, Cedric Smith, Becca Price, Juliette Price and Cason and LayKen Peterson. He was a wonderful father, Papa and role model; we will miss him greatly and were so blessed to have him as long as we did. Tony said he wanted to die on the 18th hole after ﬁnishing a great round of golf like Bing Crosby. He didn’t get his wish, but if there are golf courses in heaven he is playing the back nine with his son Doug right now. Joint memorial services for Tony and Sam will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Benson Center, 1008 East Sedalia Avenue, Clinton, MO, with social distancing being observed and wearing of masks is requested. Please provide your own mask, if not, one will be provided. To enable the community to join in the celebration for Sam and Tony’s lives, memorial services will be streamed live at the time of the service from Sam’s Tribute Page and from Tony’s Tribute page at www.bradleyhadley.com. Memorial Contributions in Tony’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Memorial contributions in Sam’s name may be made to Wind River Ranch/Sam Ahnemann Memorial Fund. These donations may be left in care of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. During this difficult time, you may show your support from home by submitting a message to our “Hugs From Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon to remind the family of your love and support. Condolences and “Hugs From Home” messages may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.