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McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Fred C. Ceule

April 9, 1940June 22, 2020
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Frederick (Fred) Ceule, born April 9, 1940, passed away June 22, 2020 at age 80 of Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet Ceule (Holton), daughters Barbara (Michael) Reynolds and Kathy (Paul) Diamond, grandchildren Michaela and Justin Reynolds, Mary, Evelyn and John Diamond, sister Pat (Dale) Wolf, brothers-in-law Charles Holton and George (Carolyn) Holton and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Ceule.

He was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Mo attending St. Augustine grade school, Bishop Hogan High School (class of 1958), St. John’s Seminary and Central Tech studying electrical engineering. He was a member of the U. S. Air Force Reserve, studying auto radio repair at Keeslar Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. He enjoyed careers at Bendix, Honeywell and KCPT. He owned his own alarm installation company, F. C. C. Alarm.

Fred and Janet married in 1966 and together they enjoyed traveling the world, boating, camping and spending time with their family. Fred’s grandchildren fondly remember his “famous mouth stories” at bedtime, his flawless Donald Duck impersonation, calling him “Freddie No” because he was always getting into trouble and his consistent presence on the sidelines at their sporting events.

Fred enjoyed many hobbies including baseball, telling jokes, Ham Radio operator (K0YMV), bow hunting, re-wiring anything he could get his hands on, photography and model trains, even turning the back yard into a model train village which was featured in garden railway tours.

Services will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4101 East 105th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64137 on Friday June 26th with 10:00 am Visitation and 11:00 am Mass. Limited seating due to COVID. Masks and social distancing requested. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

As Fred’s favorite radio personality, Paul Harvey, said, “Now you know the rest of the story.”

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer’s Association

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Jerry and Dottie McEvoy

July 2, 2020

TO FRED CEULE'S FAMILY,
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SADNESS TO YOU ALL AFTER LEARNING OF FRED'S DEATH. WE LIVED NEXT TO FRED AND JANET FOR 35 YEARS OR SO AND WE EXPERIENCED HIS LOVE FOR JANET AND HIS DAUGHTERS AND OF COURSE HIS GRANDKIDS WHICH HE WAS SO PROUD OF. HE WAS A GENEROUS PERSON WHO OFFERED ANYTHING HE HAD TO US AND WAS ALWAYS READY TO LEND A HAND. HE WAS FUNNY, WARM, FRIENDLY, HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME. WE MARVELED AT HIS GIFT TO BUILD HIS TRAIN TRACKS, CUT A LARGE LIMB FROM A FALLEN TREE AND INSTALL OUTDOOR LIGHTING ON OUR PATIO. WE SAW HIM DAILY AS HE GROOMED THE BEST LAWN IN KC AND MADE HIS CARS SHINE. AFTER ALL OF THE TRIPS THEY TOOK AROUND THE WORLD HE WOULD INFORM US HOW WONDERFUL A TRIP IT WAS. WE WILL MISS FRED, HE WAS AN INCREDIBLE GUY.

BARBARA Dines Hoffman

June 25, 2020

Janet & Family So sorry for your loss. In high school he was one of my favorites and working together on the Hogan High Reunion in 2008, I got the chance to hear his jokes again. Then there was the day I got the tour of the trains. Such memories. I doubt you knew this but my Mother knew Fred's mother from their neighborhood when they were young.