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John 'Hank' Harry Van Arsdale

October 28, 1941 — May 27, 2022

John Harry "Hank" Van Arsdale
October 28, 1941 - May 27 2022
Kansas City, MO
Hank Van Arsdale, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away after a brief
illness.
Survived by wife of almost 58 years, Bernie, children Tamara (Kevin) Dunagan, and Christopher
(Pamela); Grandchildren Jared and MaryClaire Dunagan, Greyson, Emma, and Amelia Van
Arsdale; Brothers Bill (Minerva), and Bob (Joyce), and sister Lise Hanson. Preceded in death by
parents Margaret "Lala" and William O. "Van" Van Arsdale, and brother Charles Van Arsdale.
Hank grew up in Wichita, KS and attended Derby High School before attending Colorado
College and University of Kansas. He was a businessman and retail store owner of Marshas
Dress Shoppe in Commerce Tower Building, Crown Center, and Liberty, Mo. He then became
involved in charity outreach through the Kidney Foundation. Hank found a career as
Commissioner of the Heart of America Region for USA Volleyball. Hank was the recipient of
the Harold T. Friermood "Frier" Award and was proud of the growth of volleyball in his many
years with the organization. He also was an accomplished collegiate referee. Hank enjoyed time
with his children and grandchildren and vacations at Table Rock Lake. He especially loved trips
with Bernie and Bill and Minerva to Ireland, Italy, and England. In the last 10 years, Hank had
been an active member of the Armour Fields Homes Association Board and at the time of his
death was the president. Hank was an avid reader and loved the novels of C.J. Box among others.
He prided himself on his fountain pen collection as well as always finding a close parking space
and the best sales.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, June 3, at 10am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, corner of
75th and Main St., Kansas City, MO 64114
In lieu of flowers, Hank requested donations to:
Operation Wildlife
23375 Guthrie Rd
Linwood, KS 66052
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