ANTON LOUIS PTACEK Jr.(1921 - 2013)

Anton Louis Ptacek, Jr., 92, Lenexa, Kan., passed away Monday, October 14, 2013, at the St. Luke's Hospice House. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. Anton was born April 24, 1921, in Lyon County, Kan., the son of Anton Ptacek, Sr., and Martha Ptacek. Living in Manhattan, Kan., 44 years before moving to Lenexa in 1987, Anton was the owner and president of Bird Music Distributors, Inc. for 67 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW in Manhattan. During World War II, Anton served his country as a Staff Sgt. in the Army Air Corps. Anton was preceded in death by sister, Marjorie Sheppard, brother, Thomas Ptacek, and son-in-law, Edward Mehl. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Anna May Ptacek; his children and their spouses, Betty Mehl, Charles (Sandra) Ptacek, David (Traudel Watts) Ptacek, George (Giuliana Swift) Ptacek, Thomas (Pam) Ptacek, and Carol (James) Wallace; grandchildren and their spouses, Kelsy (John) Muenks, Devan Ptacek, Michael (Cindy) Ptacek, Jerod Ptacek, Emily Ptacek, Sacha (Zephyr) Ptacek, Charles Wallace, Andrew (Lauren) Wallace, Scott Ptacek, Thomas Ptacek; great grandchildren, Chloe, Stella and Gavin Ptacek; and a brother, James (Jean) Ptacek. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home and Crematory, 8535 W. Monrovia, Lenexa, (913) 438-6444. Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory

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Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 438-6444

Published in Kansas City Star on Oct. 16, 2013