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DAVID R. SOLENBERGER


1947 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
DAVID R. SOLENBERGER Obituary
David R. Solenberger, 66, of Over- land Park, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Kan- sas City Hospice House after six years of cancer treatment and par- ticipation in melanoma clinical re- search trials. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday April 5th 2014 at 10:00 am at Colonial United Church of Christ at 7033 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas fol- lowed by inurnment at Johnson County Cemetery, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. Dave was born in 1947 in Amery, Wisconsin to Ira and Emma Solen- berger. The family relocated to Prai- rie Village in 1952 where he attended school, graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1965. Dave was a dedicated Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Dave graduated from Kansas State University, earning both a BA and MA Cum Laude in Economics. He also completed a Public Administra- tion MS from University of Central Michigan. After a productive 31 year career with US General Accounting Office, Dave retired in 2000. As he ad- vanced from auditor to Evaluator-In- Charge, Dave lead evaluations in- cluding Department of Agriculture's forecasting and insurance programs and Department of Defense pro- grams. He interfaced with congres- sional staff and made significant contributions to GAO Kansas City's technical assistance team. His career resulted in substantial budgetary savings and management improve- ments. Dave raised his two children in Prairie Village with his first wife Judy Armstrong. He worked to improve the community through a group that saved Indian Hills Middle School plus Tax Payers of Johnson County sewer district reform effort. He was active with his children's sports teams, boy scouts, and gardening. He left a leg- acy of trees and perennial flowers throughout Johnson County. In 1999, Dave married Susan Burford and be- came step-father to Susan's two adult children. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include wife Su- san Solenberger of Overland Park, Kansas; son Daniel Solenberger and wife Carol of Prairie Village, Kansas; daughter Susan McCall and husband Robert McCall of Missouri City, Texas; stepdaughter Katie Burford and husband Josh Stephenson of Durango, Colorado; and stepson John Burford of Seattle, Washing- ton; grandchildren Reagan Solen- berger, Landon Solenberger, Robert McCall III, and Emmett David McCall. Memorial contributions in David`s name to: KU Endowment -Melanoma Research, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, Kansas 66160; Friends of Overland Park Ar- boretum, P.O. Box 26147, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66225. www.johnsoncountychapel.com Ar- rangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913) 451-1860
Published in Kansas City Star from Mar. 23 to Mar. 30, 2014
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