Donald Sticken, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Creston died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Robert Sauser will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery near Cromwell. Military honors will be provided by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post No. 1797 of Creston. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are kindly suggested to the NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Donald Eugene Sticken was born July 7, 1933, in Nevinville to Daisy M. (Oshel) and Gerhardt F. Sticken. Don graduated from Cromwell High School with the class of 1952. In March of 1953, Don enlisted with the United States Army and served an 18-month tour in Korea. He was honorably discharged in January of 1955.
Don was united in marriage to R. Raidene Clayton in Roeland Park, Kansas, Sept. 4, 1955. They settled in the Kansas City area where he worked in a variety of different areas including sales and sales management at Montgomery Ward, as a gas station mechanic for APCO, and as an automobile specialist for a heating and cooling company until his retirement in February 1996. Following his retirement, they moved to Creston where he worked helping neighboring farmers.
Don was an active member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Creston, American Legion Post No. 719, Old Tyme Power Club and the Cromwell Alumni.
Don is survived by his wife Raidene Sticken of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter Carol (Richard) Dillon of Independence, Missouri; three sons: Gary Sticken of Kansas City, Missouri, Richard (Holly) Sticken of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jon Sticken of Leavenworth, Kansas; seven grandchildren: Christopher (Brittney) Sticken of Kansas City, Missouri, Kelly (Charlie) Nea of St. Louis, Illinois, Jessica (Chris) McGill of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer (James) Olvera of Kansas City, Missouri, Ethan (Rachael) Sticken of Princeton, Missouri, Michael Sticken of Independence, Missouri, and Sara Rae Sticken of Liberty, Missouri; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother Gerald Sticken of Creston; two sisters: Priscilla (Arnold) Jensen of Greenfield and Phyllis (Max) Feick of Orient; sister-in-law Jeannie (Bill) Boothe along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jimmy Sticken and his sister in-law Connie Sticken.