LT. COL. PAUL F. ANTES
It is with great sadness the family of Paul Francis Antes announces his passing on Monday, April 30, 2018, at the age of 73.
Paul will be forever remembered by his 3 children; Kelly (Michael), Michael (Amy), and Kevin (Christine). Paul will also be fondly remembered by his 6 grandchildren; Lincoln, Emma, Jace, Abby, Ellie, and Wyatt, all whom he loved dearly.
Paul is survived by his beloved siblings: Katie (Bob) McLoughlin, Lenexa KS, Bob (Sharon) Antes, Grain Valley, MO, Carl (Shirley) Antes, Emporia, KS, Ann (David) Boles, Madison, KS, Bernie (Debbie) Antes, McLouth, KS, Ray (LeeAnn) Antes, Edgerton, KS, Leroy (Sheila) Antes, Atchison, KS, Leo (Sharon) Antes, Olathe, KS, and his loving partner, Kathy Maggiore. Paul was predeceased by his sisters, Teresa Antes and Helen (Don) Kempin, Atchison, KS, and his parents, John and Della Antes.
After achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard and faithfully serving in Operation Just Cause (Panama Conflict) and Operation Desert Shield (Gulf War), Paul continued his love for aviation through a full and successful career flying with commercial airlines.
Having grown up on a farm, he preserved his love for the great outdoors, John Deere tractors, and healthy living throughout his life. He was loved and the world was a better place for having known him.
A Funeral Service is to be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at Prince of Peace Church 16000 W 143rd St., Olathe, KS at 1:30pm with visitation beginning at 12:30pm. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery at 83rd and Quivira, Lenexa, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be left in his honor to: Maur Hill / Mount Academy, Atchison, KS, Wounded Warriors, or the Kansas State Alumni Association.
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