Lori Irene Vantuyl, 35, Lawrence, KS, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015.
She was born August 12, 1979 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Steve and Judy (McDaniel) Romanchuk. She graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1997, partied one year at SMSU, and then finished her RN degree at Mary Grimes School of Nursing.
Lori worked at OOIDA as an insurance agent, as a RN at Stormont Vail Healthcare and then Topeka ENT.
She married Daniel Vantuyl II on July 7, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Danny, 3 children, Tanner, Cali, and Jace Vantuyl, all of the home; parents, Steve and Judy Romanchuk of Oak Grove, MO; 3 sisters, Kelly Romanchuk of Independence, MO, Amber and Rob (brother-in-law) Squires, and Krystin Romanchuk both of Oak Grove; parents in-law, Barb Vantuyl of Lawrence; Daniel & Linda Vantuyl of Texas; sister-in-law, Kristen Vantuyl of Lawrence, 11 nieces and nephews, and many more family and friends.
Lori was known for her infectious smile and outgoing personality. Her love for her family and friends was not only unconditional, but absolute. Her legacy will live on through her children and all who knew and loved her.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents and amazing uncle, Dale McDaniel.
A memorial visitation will be 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS. A celebration of life for friends and family will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11th at the New Life Assembly of God church in Oak Grove, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions for the children sent to the Vantuyl Family Assist Fund, at Peoples Bank, 3045 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66046.
Condolences may be sent to rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
I just heard about Lori passing away. It broke my heart. She was the kindest person and had such a compassionate heart. Always had such a calming voice and infectious smile. She will be truly missed.
Judy and Family
Words cannot express how sorry I am. My prayers and thoughts will always be with you.
Barb & Randy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you once again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace in all the wonderful memories of your beautiful daughter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! May God comfort you always.
Lori and my daughterdaughter, Jenni Potts were roommates during their freshman year at college. Oh my, did those girls have fun that year in Springfield. When Judy, Jenni, Lori, and I went shopping for their dorm room we laughed all the way through the Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Of course, Lori wanted red towels and comforter and Jenni chose blue. Such a cute room! And the clothes they had… 🙂 Both girls went on to graduate college elsewhere, attained worthy careers, got married, had children. The time they spent together was precious then, and is more so now. My prayers go out to Lori’s family. There are no words to express the emptiness felt inside of all who knew, and therefore loved your sunshine girl.
I worked with Lori for several years at Topeka ent. She was one of the most beautiful people, both inside and out. Her smile would brighten up a room, her sense of humor was fantastic. She saw the good in everyone, and was one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. she will be very missed, and my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
She will be missed by all friends and family but never forgotted
Steve and Judy my heart goes out to your family and Lori’s family. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. My prayers will be with you.
She was always so happy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May you feel God’s presence and love in this time even though it’s hard. Lean on Him and know that it is all for His Glory.
My prayers are with the family at this time.
We never know what God’s plans are especially in a tragedy such as this, but we can be assured he has one. When you feel his arms around you just lean into him, he will catch you. I am so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for your loss. May you all somehow find the strength to get you through such a horrible tragedy. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Danny, Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family are in our prayers. God bless you all.
Lori was the kind of person you wanted to emulate, a smile for everyone, an energetic personality that drew you towards her, and a fierce love and devotion to her family. Sending prayers for peace to family and friends, she will be deeply missed.
It is with great sadness that I share my condolences to Danny and the sweet children you all shared. I pray God gives you peace of mind despite your great loss.
I am so blessed to have had friendship with Lori, to see someone so happy and to bring happiness to so many is such a rarity. Lori will never be forgotten, ever.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with wveryone in your family. Loving you from afar. I wish you strength and comfort in the desperate time of need. I love all you guys.
I am so sorry for your families loss. I did not know Lori very well, but she was my nurse at Topeka ENT in December. She was so nice and genuine. We also had some very nice conversations about her children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragic time. I hope that you can find some peace knowing how many people she helped throughout her short time here.
Praying for comfort and healing for all the family and friends of Lori’s,
Praying for comfort and healing for all the family and friends of Lori’s,
There’s nothing that could ever compare to her beautiful personality! My condolences to her entire family and anyone lucky enough to have met Lori. Her smile is forever imprinted on many hearts!
My daughter erin and Tanner went to preschool together. Erin still remembers Tanner’s birthday party at their lovely country home with barbecue, water balloons and just fun with such a lovely generous and welcoming family as the host. More recently we saw Lori when we were visiting our doctor and she stopped to chat with us as she remembered and recognized us. Typical for her , she had a big grin and great stories to share. I don’t think I ever saw her without her big smile. I am so deeply saddened beyond words and what the family must be going through but I hope people sharing their memories of her will let you know that you are not alone in this very difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all in the days to come. If you need anything we are just across the street.
We are so sorry to hear of this great loss. Sending prayers to all who loved her.
I am so blessed to know the Romanchuk family. Growing up they were a Second family to me. From playing summer ball, high school ball, sleepovers and of course sharing that OG pride in our community , we were usually all together. I remember Lori along with her sisters and mother Judy always singing, boy can they all sing! We grew up watching this older bunch, they were our leaders. We wanted to be friends, athletes and share a sister hood like Lori and Lisa Crall! We would stay in Lori ‘ s Giraffe and Volleyball themed room When she wasn’t home. It is at the Romanchuk house I learned to make Shepherds pie and still make it to this day…Lori called it sheep herders pie (with a big grin full of sarcasm). Memories are what we will always have of Lori and I feel honored to have known her. God Speed your love and peace to her families and friends. Love Samantha Stanley.
Lori and my daughter worked together at TENT and became wonderful friends. I had the opportunity to see Lori on a few occasions and had lunch with the two of them recently. I could tell she was an amazing person in just the little time I knew her. I made Bierocks one day and sent some to my daughter and she shared them with Lori. Lori contacted me through Facebook to tell me how good they were and how I should go into business and sell them. I told her I didn’t think so but every time I made them I would send some her way. I will always think of Lori when I make them from now on and set one aside for her. Thank you Lori for all you did, how you made people happy just being around you, and for being one of my daughter’s best friends.
So very sorry. What a great loss for her family and friends. We will be in prayer for you.
I am so sad to hear of Lori’s passing. She was truly a ray of sunshine and couldn’t have been a nicer person. I was Lori’s carpool buddy during nursing school and will never forget the fun we had on our many early morning drives. My condolences to her family in this unimagineable time. May you find peace knowing that Lori loved you all and will be near you always.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lori. I was so saddened to hear about her death and pray for God to comfort all of you. Hold on to all your precious memories with her and cherish them forever. God bless!
To Lori’s Family… I am so so sorry for the tragic loss of Lori. My heart sunk when I found out. SHe was and still remains even in heaven and great loving woman. I knew her through high school softball and she was an awesome player. I know she will deeply be missed. Again Sorry for your loss and I send my prayers to all of you!!! Michelle.
PS Lisa I know how hard it is to lose a best friend!!! Prayers to you too!
My deepest condolences go out to you all.
My heart goes out to Danny, the children, Lori’s Mom, Dad and sisters. What a wonderful person Lori was. She will be greatly missed.
Lori was a bright spot of sunshine in the lives of everyone she knew. I cherish my memories of her, and feel lucky I got to spend the time with her that I did. Condolences to all who knew and loved her.
We are so sorry & want you to know we are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.
Love and prayers from Marlayna and Elden. May God bless and comfort you all.
Our sincere condolences to Danny and the children and to Lori’s and Danny’s family. Such a tragic loss of a young wife, mother, daughter and friend to so many.
May God hold you up in this time of sorrow and the difficult days to come.
My deepest condolences to Danny and your family.
May GOD keep you strong. My prayers are with you and you family.
Condolences to the Vantuyl family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.
Sending our deepest condolences to Danny, those sweet sweet babes & all the family. Lori never forgot a name, & her sincere smile always made me feel important each time. I know her spirit will always be close by.
Danny and Family,
We were devastated to hear of Lori’s death. As they say, The Good Die Young. Now, she leaves you and the kids to carry forth her legacy of infectious smiles, instantaneous friendship, and love for her family and others. We share your loss.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family from all of us next door.
I met Lori at TENT. She was such a bright soul. She was amazing, so kind and cared for me with such compassion and careful consideration. My deepest condolences to you.
My deepest condolences to Lori’s family. I was one of Lori’s nursing instructors and we have all lost a very special person. My heart is saddened by this loss.
Sorry Danny and the children. I know she will be greatly missed. Esp. Her smile
Our children grew up with Lori. She always wore a smile and had a sweet countenance about her.Our hearts are broken for Lori’s parents and sisters. We extend our sympathy to her husband, children, and her husbands family, as well as all we knew her. She will be greatly missed. May God hold them up all together and give them his strength, love, and peace as only he can, in such a sorrowful and tragic time as this.
Our deepest condolences to Danny and the children.
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel at the loss of Lori. She will continue to be a bright ray of sunshine all the days of your life.
My deepest sympathy to Danny and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Danny and family, our condolences ! Prayers !
My daughter and I met Lori at the doctors office where she worked. She was so kind to my daughter, who was very nervous. She was a beautiful woman with a lovely soul who I’m sure will be missed beyond belief. Please accept my deepest condolences on this tremendous loss! Prayers to her family!
What a tremendous loss for all of us who new her, but especially for Danny and her lovely children and extended family. . . Please accept our heart-felt condolences.
Her smile brightened our neighborhood. We will miss her. We offer healing wishes to her family.
My deepest condolences to Lori’s husband, children and family. May God wrap you all in his arms during your time of sorrow.
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