Ivan L. Weinel Jr. 64, of Kansas City, MO passed peacefully away at KC Hospice from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma September 28th, 2018. He was born July 1st, 1954 in Kansas City, MO.
Ivan graduated from Lee’s Summit High School, class of 1972. He attended Avila College and received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1985. He successfully completed his dissertation in, “Financial instability and business fluctuations”. He also taught at UNL for a period of time. Following his time in Nebraska, he became an adjunct professor in the Kansas City area teaching Macro and Micro Economics along with Statistics and Algebra.
Ivan co-wrote the text book “Alternate Economic Perspectives” a Primer on the Streams of Economic Analysis in 1991 as well as publishing several papers.
Ivan was passionate about Human Rights and equality. His vast knowledge made him a formidable debater on the topics of politics and history. He was a voracious reader having taught himself to read at the age of 3.
Ivan was a loving partner who had a 13-year relationship with Michelle Clarke. They had three cats together and a close-knit circle of family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his adoptive parents Eulalah Nieman Weinel and Ivan L Weinel Sr. Ivan is survived by his life partner Michelle Clarke and his children NicholasWeinel and Alexandria Weinel. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Mo Chuisle.
Ivan’s “Party” will be held this Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the VFW Jack Ray Post #5789; 329SE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Please join us at 6:00pm. Our formal “Celebration of Ivan’s life” will begin at 6:30. Competition level Bar-B-Que and beverages will be provided. We ask that you bring your favorite covered dish to share, and please take home any leftovers. There will be an open mic as Ivan wanted us to spend the evening celebrating the core relationships that connect us with one another.
Ivan and his partner Michelle ask that you do not send any flowers, plants or any material goods. We only ask that you mend and nurture your relationships with your loved ones. That would be the best way to remember and honor Ivan. If you feel the need to donate to a cause in Ivan’s name, he was a patron of “Doctors Without Borders.” https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
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I have no words to comfort you.
Just my heart to wrap around yours Amiga Querida.
Con todo mi carino.
A great man. A gentle giant. A kind soul. You will be missed Ivan.
Wrapping you up in love and comfort.
Susan & Bryan BVU
big and loving hugs to you Michelle!!!!!!!!
Sorry we will still be out of town but our hearts and spirits will be with you, your family and friends.
Michael and Chris
You and Ivan were very humble about his amazing life and accomplishments. I am happy that you found each other.
Oh, darling friend. What a beautiful tribute to a beloved and beautiful man. I will miss him so much, sitting here on this porch, exactly where I type this, rocking and looking at the trees and birds and just being happy and peaceful. He was an enormous presence in the world and he leaves a hole in all our hearts. I don’t wish this pain on you or anyone, but having received it, I wish you the blessings that the love and loss will give you because of your beautiful heart. It isn’t fair. It rarely is. And. Thank the heavens that you knew this love to know this loss.
Farewell my friend.
Fair winds and following seas,
returns his love back to thee.
Love you Meeeeeshell.
AN ASSUME FRIEND AND INTELLECT WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.
MARIA AND I WILL MISS HIM GREATLY… A TOAST FOR YOU AND IVAN AS YOUR LOVE IS FOREVER AND A DAY!!!
My thoughts are with you. I can feel the love you had for each other in your words. Some people live a life and never get that . How fortunate for both of you. You will always have Ivan just a room away. Unfortunately I will be in Wisconsin and miss your celebration. I will have you on my mind. Be strong,,
Our hearts and spirits are with you during this most difficult time. Ivan will forever live on in our hearts. Sending much love across the miles. xoxo
My heart goes out to you. Find peace and joy in the memories you made with Ivan.
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your words for Ivan are so loving and kind. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out you.
My heart and condolence goes out to you,
while keeping you all friends in prayer.
Heartfelt prayers for Michelle and Ivan’s children. He is a classmate none of us will ever forget, and I am not surprised by his many accomplishments. We all knew him as the smartest guy around, generous and kind and gentle and fun-loving, too. I consider it a great blessing to have known him, even so long ago and just a little.
So so sorry for your loss. He sounds like such a wonderful man. God bless you.
Great people never die.
I’ll never forget you.
Michelle, Bo and I won’t be able to attend. I am praying for your comfort and that God will speak to your heart that only He can impart.
Love this so much Ruthie. Thank you for this lovely tribute