Funeral services have been set for Saturday, July 15, 2023. Visitation 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, with a service celebrating his life beginning at 2:00 p.m. Graveside services and burial will follow at the new Parkville Cemetery at Creekside. Following the graveside service, family and friends will gather at Laura and Dion’s home for food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the KU Cancer Center-Westwood Campus and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Dion and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Dion Emmett Waldon, 61, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully July 10, 2023. At the time of his passing, Dion was at home under hospice care, surrounded in love by his family. He was born October 6, 1961 in Independence, MO to the late Burney D. and Bonnie J. (Heide) Waldon, Jr.
Dion graduated from Raytown South High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Dion started his career as an engineering aid for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and then began to work for private builders. Next he worked at LTD2 prior to working for John F. Lutjen, where he oversaw several jobs in the Northland. Toward the end of his career, Dion worked in the land division for the City of Kansas City, MO, where he retired as an assistant to City Manager.
He grew up with a love for motorcycles and off-roading which led to many adventures over the years from riding four wheelers and dirt bikes in Colorado to riding Harley’s in the black hills of South Dakota. He also loved to set sail on the waters and travel the world with his wife, friends and family. During travels to South Africa, Europe, Mexico, Canada and his favorite beach on Maui, his zest for life and unwavering spirit of adventure were truly limitless, leaving behind a legacy of unforgettable experiences. He was a man who loved to have fun and show his humorous side amongst his best of friends.
He married Laura LeAnn Barnes on May 31, 1988 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to Laura, survivors include three children: Jacob Waldon and wife, Selena of Kearney, MO, Johnathan Waldon and wife, Sarah of Leavenworth, KS, and Blake Waldon and wife, Amy of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Kirk Waldon and wife, Debbie of Overland Park, KS; three cherished grandchildren, Stephen Waldon, Kirsten Waldon and Milo Waldon.