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Rudy Dostal

March 18, 1933 — March 9, 2021

Rudy Laverne Dostal of Gravois Mills, Missouri died peacefully in Ozark, Missouri March 9th, 2021.  He was born in Fremont Nebraska on March 18th, 1933 to Rudolph Dostal and Florence (Dolph) Dostal.  He lived most of his life in Jackson and Morgan Counties in Missouri.  He entered the world in a time of hard work and sacrifice.   A time when the American Dream was put on hold for most during the Great Depression.

Rudy’s strong work ethic and good-natured sense of humor honored his humble beginnings.   He was an active member and officer holder in the Sugar Creek Optimist Club aiding youth in various ways including hearing aid purchases for those in need. He was president of the Sugar Creek Optimist Club and became the Lieutenant Governor for the Missouri Optimist Club.

He worked various jobs in truck driving, selling ice cream at the World Trade Center, in a meat packing plant during one infamous KC flood, but most notably in construction.

He served in the United States Army. Rudy received a letter from President Truman once, unfortunately it was a draft notice for the Korean War.  His luck improved, as the war ended just as he was preparing to board a plane from a southern Military Base.

He overcame a tough childhood and became a successful builder in Jackson County and built a few subdivisions in Blue Springs.  His most notable build was a house ordered by the secret service to monitor the Truman Home.

As humble as Rudy was, you would never guess his success in life when you met him, or the many adventures he had. Well, until he started in with his many stories.  These adventures must be in his DNA as his great grand uncle was a tight rope walker in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Rudy lived to fish and absolutely loved the Lake. In his younger years he was a pilot and would travel all overlooking for another prize fish.   His biggest weakness however was probably his grandchildren.

He renewed his aviation license and was always happy to fly his friends and family around the country on family vacations. He enjoyed spending time at Independence Airport flying and watching the new students.

On August 8th, 1953 Rudy married his sweetheart Beverly Ann Yancik.   Together to the end, Rudy took excellent care of Bev as she battled chronic health issues that led to her death in 2019.

Rudy is survived by his sister Betty Jean (Dostal) Anthony of Independence, Missouri. daughter Debra Sue (Dostal) Richardson and her husband John, grandson Kel E Louderback, Jr., granddaughter Krista K Louderback, great granddaughters Savannah Grace Louderback and Skye Janae Louderback, great grandsons Jonathan Aidan Louderback and Clark Decker Louderback, and a great great grandson.

Preceded in death by parents and brother Richard Lee Dostal.

A graveside service for Rudy will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett.


Graveside Service Greenmore Memorial Gardens Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:30 PM 22138 Highway 52
Barnett, MO 65011 Directions
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