David W. Krahenbuhl

March 16, 1930March 10, 2019

David W Krahenbuhl, age 88, of Independence passed away March 10, 2019. Visitation Service will be on March 16, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm, with the funeral service to follow at 12:00pm. Services will be held at Newcomers Noland Road Chapel, 509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO. Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City MO. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be dearly missed. David was born March 16, 1930 in Independence, MO to the late Fritz and Matilda (Leithoff) Krahenbuhl. He was a lifelong resident of Independence, graduating from William Chrisman High School in 1948. During high school, he worked at Independence Paint and Wallpaper Co as a stockperson. He enlisted in the Army and served his country during the Korean War. After his service, he returned to Independence to continue working in the wallpaper industry until retiring in 1995. He married Barbara Van Dyke on May 24, 1952 in Independence. Barbara passed away in 2009. David and Barbara raised three sons; Mark, Greg and Michael. David was preceded in death by his siblings: Charles, Arthur, Robert, and Mildred Fizer. He is survived by his sons: Mark (Terri), Greg, and Michael (Theresa). Grandchildren: Sean, Tami, Alex, and Austin. Great Grandchildren: Oliver, Elliott, Elijah. Donations may be made in honor of David to the Alzheimer Association Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208


  • Fritz Krahenbuhl, Father
  • Matilda (Leithoff) Krahenbuhl, Mother
  • Barbara (Van Dyke) Krahenbuhl, Wife
  • Mark (Terri), Greg and Michael (Theresa) Krahenbuhl, Sons
  • Charles, Arthur and Robert Krahenbuhl, Brothers
  • Mildred Fizer, Sister
  • Sean, Tami, Alex and Austin, Grandchildren
  • Oliver, Elliott and Elijah, Great Grandchildren

  • Mark Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer
  • Greg Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer
  • Michael Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer
  • Sean Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer
  • Alex Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer
  • Austin Krahenbuhl, Pallbearer

  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

David W. Krahenbuhl

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Christine Raney

March 13, 2019

David was loved by everyone he knew. Such a warm and caring man. I'm so thankful for knowing him 30+ years. We will keep his spirit and memory alive. We will remember him fondly.
Deepest condolences to all.

Kathi Brown

March 12, 2019

David was a very pleasant, mild-mannered man who I enjoyed sharing time with at family gatherings. I will miss seeing him. My condolences to family and all who knew him.
Kathi Brown (sister of Theresa Krahenbuhl)

Donna Walden

March 12, 2019

I knew David Krahenbuhl (father-in-law of my sister, Theresa ) for over thirty years. He was a very nice man, quiet by nature, always kind. He brought love & joy to all who knew him. Heaven gained a wonderful man who is sadly missed here. My deepest sympathy to all family & friends.

Carol Vincent

March 12, 2019

David and I were fellow residents at The Groves the past two years. He was a quiet person but so warm and friendly, always with a greeting and a smile. I will miss his presence here and send my sympathy to all his family.