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Retired KCFD Battalion Chief Clifton L. Sandusky (Bob)

January 29, 1938 — July 12, 2023

Peculiar, Missouri

Retired KCFD Battalion Chief Clifton L. Sandusky (Bob)

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It is with heavy hearts we inform you of the death of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Clifton L. Sandusky (Bob) of Peculiar, MO at 85 years old. He was born on January 29, 1938. He peacefully passed away on July 12, 2023 in his home surrounded by family. 

Clifton actively served in the United States Coast Guard for four years, then continued an additional 20 years in the reserves.  His career was with the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department for 31 years, retiring as Battalion Chief. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Eileen Smith, father Forrest Clifton Sandusky, two brothers Dan and Steve Smith, and first grandchild Michael Anthony Doyle.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, children Terri Doyle (Jim), Dawn Grieb (Carey), Eileen Arnold, Cindy Hewlett (Jim), and James Sandusky.  His step children include Louie Romi III “Bobby”, Steven Fine, and Stacy Fine.  He had 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 4 great- great grandchildren, and 6 sisters, Winnie Burton, Georgia Stumpf, Phyllis Foster, Elizabeth Bryant, Mary Haley, and Margaret Holst.

Services will be held at Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701 on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Visitation is 1:00pm-2:00pm with services immediately following. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or donations sent to Great Plains SPCA https://greatplainsspca.salsalabs.org/memorials/index.html in Clifton’s name. You will be prompted to notify Terri Doyle at terrildoyle@yahoo.com.

Special thank you to Harbor Hospice for their compassion and assistance to Clifton and family during this time of transition. 

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