Obituaries

Willaim Dykes 1939 - 2015 Tonganoxie, KS

William Eugene Dykes, age 75, Tonganoxie, Kansas passed away January 10, 2015 with his loving family at his side and is now in the arms of Jesus.
Funeral service will be at 7 pm Thursday January 15, 2015 at the Tonganoxie Christian Church Life Center. The family will receive friends for two hours before the service. Burial will be at 10 am Friday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Bill was born on February 12, 1939 in Falls City, NE to William Nathan and Daisy Louise Dykes. Bill married Carol Ann Moritz on October 1, 1960 in Leavenworth, KS. She survives of the home. Bill was father to three sons: Lawrence & wife, Mary, Lawrence, KS, Robert & wife, Christine, Williamsburg, KS, and Timothy and wife, Valerie, Shawnee, KS and 6 grandchildren, Bryant & wife, Nicole, Alyssa, Olivia, Caroline, and Samuel. And one great granddaughter, Harper. Also Bill is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Bill always enjoyed being around his children and grandchildren and taking part in their activities. They were his pride and joy and his heart would light up every time they came to visit.
Bill became a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church in 1976. Over the years, Bill served the Lord in many ways at Tonganoxie Christian Church as Deacon, member on the Finance and Building and Planning Committees.
He was a graduate of Falls City, NE Senior High School and of Finlay Engineering College, Kansas City, Missouri with BSEE. Bill was a registered professional engineer in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Most recently he was an independent consultant after having retired from Westar Energy in 1997 as Executive Director of Transmission Engineering. Previously he held electrical engineering leadership positions in Kansas City at Board of Public Utilities, Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch, and Bendix. He was a past member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Power Engineering Society, Electric Power Research Institute Transmission Substation Task Force and the Edison Electric Institute Committee serving as Chairman of the Transmission Engineering Task Force. Additionally, he served as board member at the West Branch YMCA in Kansas City, Kansas and was as active in scouting and other community activities.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tonganoxie Christian Church Memorial Fund are suggested. www.quisenberryfh.com
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