Richard Kyle Semler, 77, of Kansas City, MO passed away September 23, 2017. Memorial service will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030 913-856-7111. In lieu of flowers, Richard requested for memorials be made to your favorite charity or for you to do a good deed for someone. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Richard Kyle Semler was born to Harry and Violet Semler May 7, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Frances Barbara Caldwell June 29, 1989. Richard retired from the Kansas City Star after 30 years of service and then started his own home remodeling business, Sir Richard's Remodeling & Repair. His hobbies were flying his airplane, cars and beekeeping. He loved woodworking, cabinet making and creating furniture for his home. When Richard and Fran got married the city boy suddenly became a farmer on his mother-in-law's farm and pumpkin patch.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and son, Richard Semler, Jr. He leaves his wife, Frances, of the home; brother, Ronald of Centerview, MO; sister, Laurel (Tom) Bray of Raytown, MO; son, Robin Semler of Riverside, MO; niece, Cynthia (Kyle) Bradley of Raytown, MO and nephew, Arnold Bennett of Raytown, MO; daughter, Daryle (Rick) Heldenbrand and grandson, Ryan Heldenbrand of Lee's Summit, MO and his little dog “Angel”.
Special thanks to KU Medical Center and staff who provided exceptional care, NKC Hospice Care for their gentle care and also special thanks to Station #6 of KC Fire Department who were always ready to help.