Ronald Paul Tastove

Ronald P. Tastove, age 69, of Westphalia, Kansas passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas.

He was born on March 1, 1948, at the hospital in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Henry and Betty (Dieker) Tastove. He was raised southwest of Westphalia, Kansas, on the family farm. Ronnie went to St. Teresa Catholic School for 8 years, then graduated from Westphalia High School in 1967. He joined the United States Navy in September of 1967, through September of 1971. He served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. He was part of the commissioning crew, making him a plankowner. He enjoyed seeing many ports of interest in the Atlantic. He farmed and worked for Haven Steel, and for Anderson County on the road crew as a motor grader operator. He also enjoyed playing the lottery, going to casinos, spending time with nieces and nephews, and visiting with friends.

Ronnie was a lifelong bachelor. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus 1052 of Westphalia; and American Legion Post #15 of Iola.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two older brothers that died as infants.

Ronnie is survived by his brothers and sister; Pat and Glenda of Garnett; Frank and Irene of Westphalia; Dennis of Westphalia; Jim and Janet of Cottonwood Falls; Robert and Margie of Westphalia; Leo and Janet of Lebo; Tim and Patty of Westphalia; Nancy Hess and Steve of LeRoy; Kevin and Kelly of Bazaar; sixteen nieces and nephews; sixteen great nieces and nephews; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Westphalia. Burial will follow in the St. Teresa Cemetery. The family will greet friends following a 6:30 PM Rosary on Tuesday evening at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Teresa Church or to the Olathe Hospice House and may be left in care of the funeral home.

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