John Allen Fankhauser


April 28, 1936 - November 2, 2020

  • John Allen Fankhauser
    John Allen Fankhauser

John Allen Fankhauser, 84, passed away November 2, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, MO. John was born April 28, 1936 to John U. and Philippina (Hofmann) Fankhauser in Du Bois, NE. John was baptized and confirmed at the Four Mile Church, Humboldt, NE. He graduated from Bern High School, Bern, KS in 1955.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1957-1959 and Reserves until 1963. He worked as a forklift operator for several different companies. He lived in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Iowa. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, playing cards and watching Nebraska and KC Chiefs football.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eldon Fankhauser, and sister, Ilene Smith, and his former wife and mother of his two children, Jane (Hess) Bridgeman.

John is survived by two daughters, Linda (Jim) Steffens, Lee’s Summit, MO; Judi (David) Ewing, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Zach (Amy) Steffens, Jake (Elizabeth) Steffens, Halie Ewing, Garrett Ewing and great grandson, Atticus Steffens; sister, Ardella Lebsack; two brothers, Lee (May) Fankhauser and Darrel (Cathy) Fankhauser, and many nieces and nephews.

Private Memorial Service and inurnment will be at a later date.