John Keith Stielow, 87, passed away February 20, 2023. John was born January 31, 1936 to John F. and Edna Stielow in Paradise, Kansas.
John is survived by his daughters, Rhonda R Stielow Wagner, Brenda S Falconer, Melinda K. Stielow; ryan Anders & wife Julia, Spencer Anders & wife Allie, Brooke Mosby & husband Hunter, Hayden Stielow, Beth Stielow, Gillian Stielow; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Danielle, Olivia, Hazel, Cecil; brother, Donald E. Stielow.
John started working at Central Airlines which became Frontier Airlines to Continental Airlines then started his own business called Contract Aircraft Maintenance (CAM) still in operations at KCI AIRPORT. John worked for 34yrs for the Airlines with 28 years of that at CAM.
When at Frontier my Dad was that guy that would take problems head on. I think he enjoyed that. He was always trying to stay one up on the powers above. Having the guys take on extra projects. Trying to have more to do. He believed in doing extr and special projects. You don't lose your guys maybe get more. He said you never want them to take from you. You usually can't get them back. He would say ya know your only as good as your guys. He loved building and making things. I don't believe there was anything he couldn't do if he wanted to. Building barns, porches, building planes in the garage, making tiffany glass, fixing cars, boats, remodeling our home and he loved to mow on his tractor he said that was when he talked with God. He sure loved Bob his dog had him by his side always. He was a prankster and could he tell his stories. I loved those. It was a different time. He Loved and took care of us his Family. Sometimes he had a hard time showing you. But, I watched him and you'd catch all those little subtle signs. I never doubted his Love. He wasn't perfect but, to me he was my hero. I'm me because he was my Dad. I know he's at peace and no longer in pain. His leaving has left me feeling broken. I have so many loving, happy and funny memories I will be OK. With all those he will be loved and near always. His Love was strong and steady and he was always there for me. I Loved that you were my Dad.
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