David Mansfield Wassmer, age 54, of Overland Park, Ks left his earthly life peacefully in the early hours of October 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by family after a courageous 5 month battle with cancer.
David was born May 15, 1962 in Ottawa, KS. He was the fourth of five children born to Larry & Joyce Wassmer. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Ottawa until the family moved to Paola, KS in 1973. He was a 1980 graduate of Paola High School where he excelled in football and track and still holds several school records. His letter jacket could not hold all the medals he earned.
He was married to Cyndi Mower on May 16, 1981 and they celebrated their 35th Anniversary this past May. David served in the US Air Force from 1982 to 1986. He worked at the FAA for 30 years.
David was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with family and friends often. He was a faithful follower of Christ in his Catholic faith and he cherished time with family.
David was preceded in death by his father, Larry, father-in-law George Mower and nephew Josh Wassmer. Survivors include his mother, Joyce; wife Cyndi; daughter Deirra (Dan) Quinn & Grandson Daxton; son Skyler (Kami) Wassmer. Dave’s second grandson will be born to Skyler and Kami arriving November 2016, Zander Emmanuel David Wassmer. He also leaves 2 brothers, Paul Wassmer & Mark (Spica) Wassmer; 2 sisters, Kathy Healey & Mary (Mark) Kettler as well as numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at St Joseph Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Visitation/Rosary 9:30-10:30 am with Mass to follow. Burial is immediately following the Mass at Mt Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa, KS.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Community Hospice 9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.