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Alan VanPetten

Alan Dean VanPetten

Sunday, October 21st, 1956 Monday, February 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Alan Dean VanPetten

Wichita - VanPetten, Alan Dean
62, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019. Memorial Service: 1pm, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Smith Mortuary, Derby 1415 North Rock Road Derby, Kansas 67037. During his college days, he helped support himself with his DJ gigs. He went on to be a DJ at some popular night clubs in Wichita. He worked as Production Manager at Kent Audio Visual and was proud of being a Director/Producer at KAKE TV, and also at KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. He also worked with Court TV, filming a couple of trials. For over 20 years, he had his own videography business, working with lawyers and court reporters to produce and edit video depositions, even videoing children's programs and family events. Al was known for his many talents...singing, playing guitar, acting, impressions, comedy, comedy, comedy. With his sharp wit and sense of humor he brought joy and laughter to many people, which gave Alan great pleasure. He was preceded in death by his parents L.L. VanPetten and Izzy Smart. Alan is survived by his loving partner Charlyn Brown; sister Janice (Jerry) Pope; brother Bruce (Pam) VanPetten; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 West 47th Place, Ste 400, Westwood, KS 66205.

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  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
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    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    Chaplain Tom Scott
  • Interment

    El Paso Cemetery
    700 E. Kay
    Derby, Kansas
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John Pope

Thoughts and prayers to all touched by Alan’s wit and smile. -John Pope and family
Comment | Posted at 10:19pm via Condolence

Jim McNerlin

Bruce, sorry for your loss. May GOD grant you the peace that passes all understanding during this time. Jim McNerlin
Comment | Posted at 08:25pm via Condolence

Beth Chappell

So sorry Charlyn for your loss.
Comment | Posted at 07:56pm via Condolence

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