Dodge Pic Kirk McLellan Dodge, 84, of Des Peres, MO, formerly of Overland Park and Gardner, passed away February 20, 2015 in Des Peres, MO.
Kirk was born November 19, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. to Howard M. and Kathryn (Kirkpatrick) Dodge. He was raised in suburban Chicago and later in the St. Louis area, where he graduated from Ferguson High School. Kirk graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Journalism, following his military service in the US Coast Guard. He married Lorinda “Linda” Mathew on June 15, 1957 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. They lived in Columbia and Jefferson City, Mo before moving to Overland Park. Kirk spent over 50 years in the advertising business, the last 40 operating his own advertising agency. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Alpha Delta Sigma, a national, professional advertising honorary society and Gardner Presbyterian Church. Kirk was active in coaching YMCA football and 3 & 2 baseball in the Nallwood area of Overland Park, KS, before moving his family to a wooded acreage in rural Johnson County. For many years Kirk was involved with the Kansas City running community and participated in many area triathlons. He qualified for and traveled to several National Senior Olympic events in racquetball and triathlon. Kirk was a long-time member of the Athletic Club of Overland Park. He and his wife, Linda, owned a winter home in the Tucson area. He will be missed by family and friends.
Kirk was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nancy Dodge Figon. He is survived by his wife Linda; son Kevin and wife Carolina, Accident, Md; daughter Lori and husband Robert Rose, Des Peres, Mo; grandchildren Rhiannon Dodge, Jenna, Adam and Celia Rose and nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan 913-856-7111. Visitation 10:00 am before the service at the funeral home. Private family inurnment at Antioch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.