In Loving Memory…

Willard W. Kalthoff

Willard W. Kalthoff, 75, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his home.

He was born October 28, 1941, in Lafayette County, MO, son of Fred Kalthoff and Nora (Fuehring) Kalthoff, who preceded him in death. Willard had one brother, Howard, who also preceded him in death.

On December 29, 1961, Willard was united in marriage to Dorothy Richey. Together they had three daughters: Donna Cline (Terrance), Debra Kalthoff and Diane Bergman (Chris), all surviving.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Hilliary Owens, Dustin Bergman (Ashley Stees), Cameron Owens (Charity), Christi Bergman, Amanda Owens, Shelby Bergman and Sarah Bergman.

Willard is also great-grandpa to Avery Owens.

He delivered newspapers for the Kansas City Star for 50 years and was the owner of Will’s News Agency.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Jeff Page officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Theresa Eads :

    We send prayers of sympathy to the Kalthoff family.

  2. Patty joe cheney :

    Debbie my prayers are with you & your family. I know it has been a long journey for you and your family but he now has the rewards of heaven. What more could we want for someone we love so dearly.

  3. Rick and Susie Mills :

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Kalthoff! Our prayers for strength and comfort for the entire family!

  4. George Owens :

    What a great person. I have missed him for a long time.

  5. Dave & Charlotte Stockton :

    To the family : So sorry to hear your family loss an important member.
    Remember all the wonderful times as you lean on each other. IF you need anything
    will be a call or text away.

  6. Howard and Sandy Cordes :

    Our sympathies to Willards entire family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Cindy and Mike Mense :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories and the love you shared.

    Mike and Cindy Mense

  8. Chris Heimsoth :

    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of your family and praying for comfort.

  9. Jennifer Diefenderfer-Walsh :

    Dorothy, Donna, Debbie, and Diane,

    I am so sorry to hear about Willy. I know that you are sad but his memories will stay alive forever. He is at peace now. I have so many fond memories of hanging out at your house and listening to his stories and all the ideas he always had. I specifically remember the time that he brought home his VW Rabbit and he said “come on everyone, come and see my new rabbit”. I thought it was a real rabbit, but when we went outside it was a car. He was very thrilled about the new car:). You guys are in my prayers.

    Love Jennifer Diefenderfer-Walsh

  10. Sherri Lynde Egbert :

    My love and prayers to this wonderful family that I have known for such a long time …. RIP Willard … You were loved and cared for by THE BEST ❤️

  11. Pattie Clark-Snapp :

    Debbie, Diane and family: My sincere condolences go out to each and everyone of you during this most difficult time. My heart goes out to you. Love, Pattie Clark-Grandfield-Snapp and Family

  12. Janet Roberts :

    Donna, Amanda and Terrance, so sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers, Janet Fairchild Roberts

  13. Carole (Kook) Lower :

    My heart is so heavy as we say goodbye to this sweet man who now resides in Heaven. I loved him very much and was proud to call him my friend!! My deepest sympathies go out to his beautiful and dedicated wife, Dot, my sweet forever friend that I love dearly. And to their amazing daughters, Donna, Debbie and Diane, who have been their rock!! May you all feel God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time!! Willard is free!! Fly high!! XOXO

  14. Know you are in thoughts and prayers. Know you have lots and lots of memories.
    Kay Sparks

  15. Jackie Harvey (Byrum) :

    Donna and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all especially these upcoming days. So sorry.

  16. Dorothy Schroder :

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for your family!

  17. Teresa Albertson :

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Paul & Lorie Bergman :

    So very sorry for your loss. Will was always so very kind to us.

  19. James and Doneta Handley :

    Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to You and Your Family, Jim and Doneta Handley..

  20. Barbara Anderson :

    Donna, Terry and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Terry and Barbara Anderson

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