Harry V. Dexter, 90, Gardner, Kansas passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913-856-7111). Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. with Military Honors. Cremation will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to American Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Harry was born to Simon Andrew and Rose L. (Wessel) Dexter in Black Hawk County Illinois on March 25, 1929. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from Davenport High School in 1948. After graduation, Harry attended St. Ambrose College. He joined the United States Army and he was discharged as a Master Sergeant in the 11th Airborne Division. On December 22, 1951 Harry married Bonita L. Coffman in Davenport, Iowa. He worked as a salesman for 50 years. Harry also worked in Olathe, Kansas for Culligan Water Company, retiring in 2004. Harry and Bonita moved to Gardner, Kansas in 1972. He enjoyed horseback riding, especially riding Arabian horses. Harry will be missed by family and friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Fred, Robert, Frank and his twin brother Harold. He is survived by his children: Vicki (James) Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri, Michael (Vivian) Dexter, Lenexa, Kansas and Jill (John) Mohn, Gig Harbor, Washington; five granddaughters: Kari, Kendra, Kristen, Tiffany and Cynthia and great-grandchildren: Hayden, Sam, Zoe, Alex, Johnny, Naomi and, Joey.