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Tony Fey

November 1, 2017


John A. “Tony” Fey 66 died November 1, 2017 at Menorah Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.  He was born August 1, 1951 in Dodge City, Kansas.


Tony was an active member of the Cure of Ars Catholic Church.  He was retired as a conductor/brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad.  Tony was known for his kind and generous nature.  He enjoyed gardening, riding his bike and faithfully worked out at his local gym.  Tony grew up having a love of horses and was a cowboy at heart.  Working for the railroad instilled a love of trains and he enjoyed his model railroad he collected over the years.  Tony was blessed to have his neighbor Carol Knott who helped him to appointments and offered him friendship and comfort.


Tony is survived by his sister Rebecca “Becky” and her husband Dan Freund of Canton, Kansas; brother Tim and his wife Bobbie Fey of Wichita, Kansas; Nephews Matthew and Justin Fey and Niece Sonya and her husband Lance Douglas.


He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Trudy Fey.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton with the Reverend Nicholas Voelker Celebrant.  Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be prior to the Mass at 9: 30 a.m. at the church.  In keeping with Tony’s wishes there will be no visitation and the casket will remain closed. 


Memorials may be made in Tony’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cure of Ars Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.

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6 thoughts on “Tony Fey

  1. Over the years of working with Tony we shared many memories and good times. He was truly a railroader and a historian. I had lunch with he and his mother many times when he lived in Osawatomie and he shared many stories about his family over the many hours we spent on trains together. He was one of a kind and is going to be missed. The last time I saw him was at the railroaders breakfast in October and we called each other by our little nicknames and had a hug. I certainly never thought it would be the last. A great friend gone way too soon.

  2. Tony, was a neighbor of mine in osawatomie Kansas, I worked with him on many occasions in our railroading career, you couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with and socialize with, we will miss him.

  3. Tony was a year behind me at St. Marys Parochial School. And as happens didn’t have contact in High School. My sympathies to survivors. My parents were friends with his. John and Clarissa Olson.

  4. Tony and I have been friends for 40 years . Our common interest in trains and railroads provided us endless hours of conversation and enjoyment. I always looked forward to working with him because I knew I was in good hands. I will miss him immensely.

  5. I met John Anthony in the 1970s when he had a railroad run from Osawatomie to Jefferson City, Mo. and I from St. Louis to Jefferson City. It led to a good 40 plus year friendship of which I am most appreciative of.
    R.I.P. my friend
    /s/Norbert Shacklette
    Villa Ridge, Mo.

  6. Tony was always a pleasure to work with. For us younger guys he had stories about how they railroaded back in the day. After he retired I would meet him at gym and keep him up to date on what was going on at work. He loved the railroad. Tony you will be missed my friend.

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