David Bengtson

July 23, 1950August 23, 2012

David Bengtson, 62, of Independence, Missouri, died at his home on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6415 Holmes Rd. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th at the McGilley Midtown Chapel where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The family requests contributions to the Heartland Chapter of the American Humane Society. David was born on July 23, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri to William and Helen (Westerman) Bengtson. He graduated from Southwest High School and Penn Valley Community College. He was a proud Marine veteran. He was a passionate restaurateur in Kansas City for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William, Albert and Ray; and brother-in-law, Mark Hernanadez. David's survivors include two daughters, Laura Fuller (Corey) and Christie Woolard (Jason), both of Denver, CO; brother, Carl Bengtson (Kathy), Merriam, KS; two sisters, Jeanne Hernandez, Kansas City, MO, and Jacqueline Thurston (Jerry) of Raytown, MO; granddaughter, Thaeryn Fuller, and numerous extended family members


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Kim Adcox

September 7, 2012

I met David through Mike Wheeler, they were both good friends. David and I used to go to Royals games together, he never missed opening day....he was an awesome person.

Bennie Eyre

September 5, 2012

Laura,Christie & Carl & Jennie. I met wild man David in high school, when he was 14 and I was 16. My dad called him my shadow, because he was always with me. We had a very strong bond and friendship. Too many stories to tell, after I joined the Marines in Feb of 68 and was in my third month in good old Vietnam, I received a letter from David (we wrote back and forth a lot)and he told me that he and Mike wheelelr had joined the Marines. I wrote back and told him not to go into the Marines, but guess what he said too bad too late already in. I have seen David off and on for the next 44 years and we always had a blast and laughed told jokes and just enjoyed life. I am still stunned about his passing. He will be missed terribly. So have a cold one on ice for me when it is my turn to come up and say hi to all of the other great Marines for me. God bless you David and SEMPER FI my Marine brother and great friend.

Kristi Keidel-Seybolt

August 31, 2012

Laura, Christie & family,
Although I never met you personally, I want to express my sympathy as you honor your father. He served in the Marines with my father. 'Beng'(as my parents called him) held me when I was first born, attended my wedding, and was a constant friend to both of my parents through the years. May you remember him with pride for his love for the Marine Corps, and for his friends. God Bless!

stephanie wheeler

August 29, 2012

WOW David, I can't believe you're gone, it's just not right. I look around the lake house and you are everywhere, from the beautiful eagle you gave us to the CoCo Loco dog that Mike just hates. You would enjoy that, I hung it where it barks at him every time he comes up the steps. I see you on the dock, on the back patio talking on the phone to your girls. You'd love what we did with that area. I see you every Saturday morning when I use the skillet you gave me. Buddy, through all the thick and thin, I'll miss you and your pranks. RIP David. I'll always remember you.

Brian Enloe

August 28, 2012

Laura - thinking of you and Christie during this time. Also remembering your Dad when he lived next door. I have a vivid memory of him having borrowing a blue convertable sports car (a trans am tht was your uncles i think) and taking us all out for rides. I also remember going to one of his restrauants and him giving us a sundae bar which I ate until I almost threw up.Not sure if you remember those times but I always will.

Paul Thurston

August 28, 2012

David is my uncle, my Mom's youngest brother. I regret that I will not be able to attend his funeral personally, but my heartfelt thoughts and prayers will be with the family & friends who gather. I've heard many times over several great stories of uncle David from my older siblings, and have always enjoyed his sense of amusement, mischief and humor. He loved to tell, and re-tell some of those stories--so much so that you felt as if you were there. Even though I didn't share in those exploits, I always had a deep respect for David. My earliest memory of him was in his Marine uniform when his older brother Bill passed away, and his service in Vietnam. I don't know where he served while deployed, or what he may have experienced, but the way he carried himself and quietly served without complaint left an enduring impression. He was good and loyal in my estimation, didn't take himself too seriously, and knew how to laugh and make others laugh as well. Im saddened at his absence, and wish God greatest comfort, strength and care for my cousins, Christy and Laura, my Mom, aunt Jeannie, uncle Carl, all our family touched by David's passing, and his friends & associates.


Layleann Wheeler

August 28, 2012

It was many years ago, we were "kids", when I met David. He always had a special place in my heart. I love the memories and the laughs. He always made the old stories funnier with each telling. One memory I will always treasure is the night we all went skinny dipping back in the '60s at the pool property of a prominent K.C. family. Burned out house, but the pool area was kept up quite nicely. David, I will always remember you and I will cherish the last words we spoke. Vaya con Dios, my friend. Vaya con Dios.

August 27, 2012

So sorry to learn of David's passing. Last saw him in May at Mark Hernandez funeral mass. Will always remember the many happy times spent with the Hernandez family and "Uncle David." Our condolences to his family. Sheila Foley and Paul Maasen (St. Louis, Missouri)

Steve and Eva Jo Van Meter

August 27, 2012

Laura and Christie, We were saddened to learn of your dad's death. We so fondly remember the summer in Michigan with your family and the fresh salmon that he grilled on the beach. We have let Kim and Doug know. Your dad was a wonderful and nice man.

August 26, 2012

To the Bengtson family, Our father whom art in heven hallow be thy name thy kimdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in give us this day our daily bread as we for give those whom trasspass agaist us and leed us not into temptation but deliver us from evil amen. Patricia/Benny Eyre.