Joseph P. (Jody) Getsinger Jr., 77, Osage City: July 28, 1943 – Oct. 22, 2020

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Joseph P. (Jody) Getsinger Jr., 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Jody Getsinger was born July 28, 1943, in Ashville, N.C., the son of Joseph P. and Lola Mae (Brazil) Getsinger Sr.

He graduated from Osage City High School in 1961.

He was joined in marriage to Linda K. O’Brien on April 20, 1963, in Osage City, Kan. To this union, two children were born, Melinda Jo and Joseph D.

Jody owned and operated The Body Shop for many years, then went into partnership with Lawrence Buenger. Later he became a Farm Bureau insurance agent.

He loved his family, cars, NASCAR races, which he went to every year, and he had a tradition of going to his favorite race, the Indianapolis 500, whenever possible, where he enjoyed time with friends and family. Especially, he loved attending all his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

Jody never met a stranger.

He was a member of the Lions Club and a 50-year member of the Osage City volunteer fire department.

Jody will be forever remembered by his wife, Linda K. Getsinger, of the home; a daughter, Melinda Jo (Chad) Mooradian, of Meriden, Kan.; a son, Joseph D. (Sharidy) Getsinger, Osage City; a sister, Darlene Dorr, Topeka; four grandchildren, Jonah M. Mooradian, Anna M. Mooradian and fiancé, Spencer L. Qualls, Keenan J. Getsinger, and Emma N. Getsinger; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Twin Lakes Cruisers and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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