Harold Richard Gochnauer

June 29, 1924March 27, 2019

Harold Richard (Dick) Gochnauer, 94 of Belton, MO passed away March 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. Harold was raised on a farm in Belton earning numerous FFA accolades through high school. Harold was a graduate of Belton High School. Following high school, Harold served in the US Army, 4th Armored Division, Troop F of the 25th Cavalry Recon Squadron during World War II in the Central European theatre as a Light Tank Crewman from 1943 to 1946. Harold returned to Belton after the war and attended Baker University, University of Missouri and University of Kansas. Harold then began a career with William Volker & Company in Kansas City before transferring to Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX where he met and married Mary Elizabeth Bell. Harold and Mary returned to Belton to raise their family where he eventually purchased and operated Belton Home Laundry. Harold enjoyed the outdoors, spending countless weekends with family at The Lake of the Ozarks or working around the house and in the yard. In his retirement years Harold and Mary were frequent travelers to visit family in Houston and Oregon. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Gladys Gochnauer, brother William (Bill) Gochnauer, sister Dorothy Marie Blum. Survivors include sons Richard (Lisa), Terry (Cheryl) and Ben (RaeLynn) Gochnauer; grandchildren Allison Jones, Brad Gochnauer, Cody Gochnauer, Karen Todd, Carrie Gochnauer, Kelsey Gochnauer, Brittni Gochnauer, Alexis Gochnauer; nieces Linda Medlin, Billie Jean Skurdal, nephews Danny Gochnauer, Jimmy Blum, Craig Blum and many extended family members. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gochnauer family.


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