Dennis Michael Miskec, 76, peacefully left this world (that is in complete turmoil) on 6/19/20, from the terminal illness of being alive, born on 3/2/1944 to John "Babe" and Mable Miskec.
A proud member of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department for 27 years, until his retirement, which then relegated him to a "fixed income" for the remainder of his life. In order to continue with his commitment to being a good citizen, he worked as a crossing guard, keeping the youth moving through their lives in a safe, expedient, orderly manner.
For all who encountered Dennis, they knew he had a way with a word and a glance that left you wondering what code you were going to be arrested under when you were least expecting it, but also knowing you would be fully supported until that time came.
Dennis was ready, and more importantly, willing, to assist family, friends, anyone in distress, with his patience, words of wisdom, time or just calming presence until the situation was under control and remedied. Many organizations benefited from his generosity in his later years, as he paid it forward for the veterans, children and any group that had a flag or an eagle on their envelopes and literature.
Listening to music was one of his greatest joys, especially Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, The Righteous Brothers, Celtic Thunder, and Elvis Presley. Also a pleasure for him was "not" listening to conversations from other rooms and then commenting, unprovoked, with quips that always caused one to think and reflect. Dennis would never play Trivial Pursuit with us, but knew every single answer, from the living room.
A late addition to his life, Sugar Bear, was his ever present walking companion and confidante for things we only wish we were privy to. Bear earned his trust and respect and all snacks from the dinner table that were typically forbidden for canines.
An even later addition was his grandchild, Sawyer Mae. She enjoyed spending time with PaPa Denny, doing activities only with him, those she would not entertain with other adults. She loved seeing what hats he would wear in his video chats, and his hugs and love that he reserved only for her.
His children, favorite daughter, Chris Miskec, and favorite son, Larry Miskec, were fortunate to have a person in their lives who lived by a solid moral code, but knew the right time to make a joke of questionable taste, all the good fishing holes, how to make a wicked plate of nachos and enchiladas, and his wonderful chili all the while encouraging and supporting their sporting endeavors, which there were many. And his daughters-in-law, Jessica Wageman and Sally Miskec, who gained his love and trust by loving his children and knowing that their spouses were raised by a human being who always tried his best and never took life for granted.
His wife of almost 52 years, DeDe (Dagg) Miskec, who knew he was THE one on their 2nd date, when he asked her, as they sat on the edge of the J.C.Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza, "so, when are you going to marry me?" This man was the font of patience with me, through a scary cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery and recovery. Frequently, he would meet me in Bethany Hospitals ER so I could get to work to save the gunshot wound, stabbing, car accident, etc. victims and he could pick up the child to return them home to a cozy bed. He was a devoted son to his Mom. Spending many an eve and /or weekend at her home to help heror was it to eat her great food? I will miss him very, very much. Looks like our "12th Of Never" came on June 19th, 2020.
He was preceded in departing this world by his parents, his brothers, Jake Miskec and Michael Miskec, and his sister, Patti Pease. He is survived by his brother, Ronnie (Marjorie) Miskec, sisters, Barbara Miskec (Silverdale, WA), Marsha (Randy) Schmidt (Williamsburg, VA), Debbie (Dale, whom he considered his 4th brother) Heckman (Ottawa, KS), and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.
Visitation services are scheduled for 6pm-8pm on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at Skradski Funeral home 340 N. 6th St., Kansas City, Ks. Praying of the rosary at 6:30 pm. Facemasks are strongly encouraged.
If you desire to donate, may we suggest any pet rescue organization of your choice. No flowers, please, but if you feel so inclined, we recommend Bergamot & Ivy Florist.
Visitation SKRADSKI FUNERAL HOME
Friday, June 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
340 N 6TH STKANSAS CITY, Kansas 66101-3350