Memorial services for Joseph E. Adler 58, Lawrence will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:30 AM at Memorial Park, 1517 E. 15th St, Lawrence, KS. Casual attire.
Joe passed away at his home July 17, 2018. and will be remembered as a kind and loyal friend, son, brother, and with a sometimes quirky sense of humor. He was always full of interesting facts and stories.
Joe was born in Fredonia, KS September 24, 1959, the son of Henry and Carol Pfeifer Adler.
In 1977, He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. While there, he was inducted into the National Forensic League in 1974 and continued his Debate career at JCCC and at Kansas University winning awards and tournaments with his Debate partner. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 1983.
In 1984 he joined the US Army. He was selected to represent his platoon in the WWII reenactment at his Boot Camp graduation in Ft. Benning, GA. Sgt. Joseph E. Adler was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany and at Ft. Hood, Texas. He was awarded The Army Achievement Medal in June 1986 for meritorious service as the commander’s radio telephone operator during Reforger 86, and to handle additional responsibilities of operating the company’s Net Control Station vehicle. Sgt. Adler was recognized for many achievements by the Army. He was a charter member of the Amvets Post of Lenexa KS.
After he was discharged from the military he returned to Kansas University to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1992.
Joe had a life long interest in history from the time he was a young child. He was a voracious reader with an insatiable search for knowledge and he encouraged others to expand their horizons. An avid sports fan of KU Basketball, Chiefs and Royals. Joe loved playing Frisbee golf, tennis and was a member of “The Gods of Football” team as chronicled in “Modern Football History”.
He was a Freight Conductor for the BNSF Railroad.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Adler in 1981. He is survived by his mother Carol Adler, of Mission, his brother Alex Adler of Mission and niece Samantha Jane Adler, Albuquerque, NM.
Memorial contributions can be made to Veterans Community Project KC (Tiny Houses project for homeless veterans)To donate online www.veteranscommunityproject.org or by mail 8900 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64131 or Overland Park Historical Society, PO Box 4022, Overland Park, KS 66204.