Allan N. (Norbert) Schrunk, 85, of Prairie Village, Kansas, died February 4, 2017 at home. He leaves his companion, care-giver, and the love of his life, his wife of more than 61 years, Frances (Kaus) Schrunk, their children, Rex (Cathy) Schrunk, Jean Schrunk, Susan Carocari, Janet (David) Schrunk Ericksen; six grandchildren, James (Amy) and David Schrunk, Ben and Emily Carocari, Peter and Owen Ericksen; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Griffin, and Aubrey; and a host of friends.
Born March 15, 1931, on a farm in Colesburg, Iowa, to Howard and Pearl (Farley) Schrunk, Allan graduated from high school in Nashua, Iowa, then served as a radio operator, 45th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, in Korea, 1952-53, an experience that gave him an enduring dislike of being cold. After marrying Fran, they lived in Mason City, Iowa where Allan began work with Bell Telephone; the work brought him and his family to Red Oak, Iowa, and then to Kansas City in 1966, and he retired as an engineering project manager with AT&T. He and his wife escaped the cold with regular winter stays in Maui, but he also used retirement to help others, especially through Habitat for Humanity. A man who advocated reason, responsibility, and moderation, he also had a warm sense of humor and enjoyed golf, fishing, barbecue, travel, family and friends. He especially enjoyed walleye fishing in Canada every year with his childhood friends John, Vince, and Harry.
Allan was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church, and served in several leadership roles always to benefit the church and community. The family prefer donations to Kaw Valley Habitat for Humanity, 155 S. 18th Street, #120, Kansas City, Kansas 66102 or Asbury UMC. Memorial service and reception at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, at Asbury UMC, 5400 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.
Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.