Werner Lindy Laval

Werner Lindy Laval, was born August 26, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri; he passed away at home in Raytown on July 27, 2014 following a brief illness. The youngest of five children, Lindy was the son of Louis and Hedwig (Siegrist) Laval. He graduated from Paseo High School, and from November 1950 through August 1952, honorably served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He returned to civilian life as a plasterer’s apprentice and made plastering his lifelong career.  He leaves a legacy of fine craftsmanship in commercial buildings and residences throughout the Kansas City area. At his leisure, Lindy enjoyed attending barbeque competitions, league bowling, and golf. He made a hole-in-one at the Teetering Rocks Golf Course on July 25, 1992.  Lindy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown for 54 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Louis, James and Calvin; sister Mignon Russell and a son, Kevin.  Lindy is survived by Helen, his wife of 60 years; son, Kyle; daughter, Denise (Edward) Hilligoss; granddaughters, Emily (Cassady) Hilligoss-Toles, Elizabeth Hilligoss and Carrie (Ezra) Firestone. There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Graveside services will be held after the funeral at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests charitable donations to The City Union Mission, The Salvation Army, St. Luke’s Hospice, or a charity of your choice.


  1. Rich and Bunny Tuttle on July 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Lindy will be sorely missed at the barbecues he and Helen attended. He was always full of laughter and smiles. Prayers go out to Helen, Kyle and family.

  2. Lynda Showalter on July 30, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    So sorry to hear of Lindy’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations throughout the years at various BBQ competitions. He will be missed! The Laval family are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Jon Orr on July 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Kyle sorry to hear about your Father. My thoughts are with you and your Family.

  4. Dean and Dawn Blackman on July 31, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Kyle and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Gary & Gerry on August 6, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Kyle we are very sorry for the loss of your Dad our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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