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ALEXANDER JANSSEN WOOLDRIDGE Alexander Janssen Wooldridge, 88, of Prairie Village, Kan., died August 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Jay Henry and Marie Janssen Wooldridge. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 11 E. 40th Street, Kansas City. Interment will take place in the church courtyard immediately following the service. Janssen attended Border Star Elementary School and Southwest High School in Kansas City, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the Navy as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He married Hope Christopher on Jan. 21, 1950, and they raised their family of three children in Fairway, Kan. His life work included home building, development and commercial real estate as a broker and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He served on real estate boards, the Epworth Church Association and the Vestry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City. Perhaps his most prized membership was in the Quill Investment Club for 60-plus years with his dear friends. Janssen loved life and loved to have a good time - whether traveling to over 40 countries with family and good friends, entertaining guests, cutting a rug on the dance floor or spending summers with Hope, family and guests at their cottage at Epworth Heights, Ludington, Mich. He also enjoyed friendships and a good round of golf as a member of The Kansas City Country Club. Winters were spent at their condominium at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Fla., often shared with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hope Christopher Wooldridge; three children and their spouses, Alexander and Mary Trotter Wooldridge, Prairie Village, Kan., Janette and Michael Everhart, Overland Park, Kan., Christopher and Jane Higgins Wooldridge, Prairie Village; six grandchildren, Darby and Caroline Wooldridge, Wesley and Jessica Everhart, and Libby and Frances Wooldridge; and a brother, and his wife Jay and Ann Wooldridge, Prairie Village; and five nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or , Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. Condolences may be shared at www.CremationCenterKC.com Cremation Center of Kansas City, 913-384-5566, CremationCenterKC.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 24, 2014
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