Born in Sedalia MO, '49. First home in Sweet Springs, MO. Moved from Dad's farm north of Sweet Springs to Kansas City, KS in 1955. Skipped Kindergarten and went to first grade at Roosevelt. Went to Santa Fe Trail, Waverly MO first part of second grade. Back to Roosevelt then, for third grade, went to Grace Lutheran in Kansas City KS. Confirmed and graduated 8th grade at Grace. Freshman at West Jr High, then three years at Wyandotte High School. National Honor Society.
Dated Linda in High School. Went to Kansas City Kansas Community Junior College for year and one half, then to KU at Lawrence. Lived at Scholarship Hall. Married Linda in 1970 and we lived at the Cornell house for six months. We moved to Stauffer Place - married Student housing at KU. Linda graduated, I didn't. We moved to KCK, renting from Linda's parents, while I commuted to KU and Linda taught kindergarten. Delayed enlistment. Left for Basic Training Feb 1972.
I have two Bachelor's Degrees from KU and a Master's Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
I served in the US Air Force for 20 years I taught Electronics Technology at Devry University for 14 and 1/2 years.
We have five grandchildren and an abiding interest in family history.
From the biased memory of Cecil Stuerke
I've been a sinner since birth. The Creator God continues to provide. God so loved me too, that I am cleansed through Jesus's blood and righteousness. I couldn't at all even trust this story, except that the Holy Spirit has called me by his Word and enlightened me with the gift of faith. I am a monotheist - I acknowledge the One God - Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
John George Funck (a friend)
Cecil is 21 degrees from John James Audubon, 24 degrees from Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 35 degrees from Gerald Durrell, 19 degrees from Dian Fossey, 20 degrees from Steve Irwin, 32 degrees from Ernest Just, 26 degrees from Ian Player, 22 degrees from Peter Scott, 32 degrees from Antoon van Hooff and 17 degrees from Marta Johnson on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.