RUSH CENTER — Dean M. Misegadis, 88, died April 21, at his home. Born on March 11, 1926, in rural Rush Center, he was the son of Louis and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis. He was a 1944 graduate of Dodge City High School in Dodge City and attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. On April 24, 1952, he married Betty Keener at Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center. A resident of Rush Center since 1946, he was the owner of Dean’s TV & Appliance in Rush Center and La Crosse. He also was a farmer.
Mr. Misegadis was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church. He was a former council member of Hope Lutheran Church, former president of the Lions Club, former president and charter member of Walnut Valley Senior Center, and member of the Walnut Valley Saddle Club, all of Rush Center; a former member of the Chamber of Commerce in La Crosse; former president of the Lutheran Church in Alexander; former board member of the Rush County Farm Bureau; former district president of Luther League; former member of Rush County Industrial Development; and chairman of the building committee of the First Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
Survivors include, his wife, Betty Misegadis of Rush Center; one son, Steve Misegadis of La Crosse; two daughters, Lois Misegadis of Newton, and Darlene Misegadis of Rush Center; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Henrietta Dirks of Lindsborg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Carl Misegadis, Raymond Misegadis, and Elmer Misegadis; and five sisters, Esther Dirks, Leona Dirks, Christina Million, Edna Dirks, and Evelyn Rush.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, with the Reverend Patricia Reep officiating. Interment will be at Locust Hill Cemetery in Rush Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Church visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, at Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church or Walnut Valley Senior Center, both in Rush Center.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home
P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, Ks. 67548
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 24, 2014