John Douglas Fletcher, 87, Osage City: June 9, 1929 – April 25, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

John Douglas Fletcher, 87, Osage City: June 9, 1929 – April 25, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – John Douglas Fletcher, 87, of Osage City, Kan., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home. He was born June 9, 1929, in Kirksville, Mo., the son of John Dee and Rose Frances (White) Fletcher.

He graduated from high school in Independence, Kan., in 1948.

John was joined in marriage to Alice Marie Meyer on Jan. 12, 1958, in Independence.

He had worked for US Steel, U.S. Department of Interior, and U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1985. He had many hobbies and skills to do anything he put his mind to, especially gardening and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Chris and Michael Lindgren; a brother, David Fletcher; and a sister, Lillian Ruth Fletcher.

John will be forever remembered by his wife, Alice, of the home; two daughters, Kathy (Robert) Jayko, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Judy Lindgren, Clintonville, Wis.; a son, Steven Fletcher, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Ben Fletcher, Harrisonville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will have a celebration of life gathering 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Fletcher’s home, 5343 W. 241st St., Osage City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Kansas School for the Deaf and may be sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences may be expressed at

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