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/

Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

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