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John Allen Anschutz

8/25/2014

John Allen Anschutz, 67, Topeka, formerly of Russell, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Stormont-Vale Health Care Center, Topeka.

John Allen Anschutz, 67, Topeka, formerly of Russell, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Stormont-Vale Health Care Center, Topeka.

He was born June 20, 1947, in Russell to Harold W. and Helen E. (Bender) Anschutz. He was a 1965 graduate of Russell High School and a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in ag engineering.

He was a rates engineer for Kansas Power and Light for 15 years before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran, joining in 1969 and fighting in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include three brothers, Don Anschutz, Russell, Jim Anschutz, Midland, Mich., and Wayne Anschutz, Hoover Ala.

Graveside services to honor his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell; burial will follow the graveside service, with military rites by Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 Honor Guard.

Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be sent in care of the mortuary.