Ursula May Makadanz passed away peacefully in her sleep December 27, 2012 at her home in Spring Hill,KS. She was 88 years old.
She was born the oldest child of Frank and Minnie Storch September 28, 1924 at her parents’ home onSanta Fe Street in Olathe,KS. She graduated fromSpring Hill High School in 1942. Her career spanned many interesting jobs with the telephone company, Naval Air Station, Johnson County Licensing Department, and finally the State Bank of Spring Hill, where she became the bank’s first female officer. She retired in December 1990 after 22 years at the bank.
Ursula married Marvin Makadanz June 19, 1946 after he returned from WWII. They purchased a home in Spring Hill that Marvin completely rebuilt over their 35-year marriage. They had two beautiful daughters, LeLola and Deanna. Marvin died of a blood clot on July 18, 1981.
She was an active volunteer in the Spring Hill community,Spring Hill United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and other organizations. She kept very close ties with her friends and family, and traveled with them regularly. She cherished her vacations to many cities inWyoming and Washington State,Washington, D.C.,Hawaii, andChicago. She was an adventurous and creative woman who was very educated even though she never attended college. She loved music (and could play by ear), art, reading, and jigsaw puzzles. She was a friend to everyone and loved by her community.
She was a woman who refused to think old or dress old. She loved to laugh and share corny jokes. More than anything else, she was a dynamic force to keep her family happy, educated and connected.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Minnie Storch, and her husband, Marvin Harry Makadanz.
Ursula is survived by her brother Frank Storch, Jr., and sister Rosie Beets, both of Spring Hill, her daughters: LeLola Scales of Spokane, WA and Deanna McCulloch of Kansas City, MO; sons-in-law: Paul Scales of Spokane, WA and Dennis McCulloch of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren: Jennifer Wagner of Spokane, WA, Sarah Schultz of Snoqualmie, WA, Spencer McCulloch, Ian McCulloch, and Trevor McCulloch of Kansas City, MO; and 4 great-grandchildren: Abigail and Madelyn Wagner of Spokane, WA, and Cody and Claire Schultz of Snoqualmie, WA, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244. Burial will follow atOak LawnMemorialGardens,Olathe,KS. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am before the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com