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Luis Eduardo Velasquez

February 3, 1934 — December 17, 2023

Kansas City, MO

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Luis Eduardo Velasquez passed away on Sunday, December 17th, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Luis was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Josefina Velasquez, his brother, Carlos, and his sisters, Gladyis, Aida, and Carmela. Luis is also preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Cristina.

For sixty-seven years, Luis was married to Magdalena. Together, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri where they worked hard to build a new life for their family. For the next fifty years, they created a loving home for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Luis was proud of his Ecuadorian heritage and his adopted Kansas City home.

Luis worked in elevator repair and installation for Westinghouse, Otis and Schindler where he was a life-long member of the National Elevator Industry and Local 12 while Magdalena worked as a seamstress. A kind and loving father, Luis was a gentle soul who enjoyed being surrounded by family and appreciated Magdalena's wonderful cooking. When the family gathered for Christmas, Luis delighted in the noise and hubbub of his happy family.

Luis is survived by his children, Diego Velasquez, Sylvia Killeen, Amparo Furey, and L. Stephen Velasquez, his sons-in-law, Peter Furey and Brian Killeen, his daughter-in-law, Rachel Riedner, and Ann Svoboda. He is survived by six grandchildren, Kyle Furey, Stephanie Jones (Jonathan), Adam Velasquez, Madison Blankenship (Jordan), Gabriella Velasquez, and Sam Velasquez, two great-grandchildren, Roman Furey and Clayton Jones, and many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his brothers in Quito, Hernan Velasquez and Hector Velasquez. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Laura Mino, Aida Fressle, Inez Paz, Carlota Paz, and Cecilia Cabezas.

Visitation will be held at 10am at St Thomas More 11822 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131 on Saturday, December 23rd, followed by mass at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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