Don Kanz, Dallas businessman and member of the CHS class of ‘58 died July 6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas, after a brief illness.
He was the 9th of Andrew and Josephine Kanz’s 11 children, all of whom attended CHS.
Don left Clifton and joined the United States Army in 1958. Upon his honorable discharge he moved to Dallas, Texas and started his business career as a salesman for SpotNails Incorporated in the early 1960’s. He later went on to become an executive and owner of Southern Staple Supply, and of Parts Krafters Company that expanded beyond north Texas into worldwide sales and distribution.
Don met his wife Brenda and her children in the mid 80’s and immediately claimed them as his own. For over 30 years, he and Brenda have made Farmers Branch,Tx, their home.
Don is survived by his beloved wife Brenda Kanz, the children, Rhonda Wellmann, Jeff and his wife, and Christi Starkey, four grandchildren, Baley Starkey McDonald and husband Connor, Chandler Wellmann, Kendal Starkey, and Jordan Wellmann, and two great-grandchildren, Maverick McDonald and Lorelai McDonald. He is also survived by six siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, and an unknowable number of friends and associates.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, at North Dallas Funeral Home, located at 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75234, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Burial will be scheduled at a later date at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Before his death, Don, Brenda, and the children, agreed to ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Agriculture Department at Clifton High School, 1101 N. Av. Q, Clifton, TX 76634, or the charity of your choice.