John A. Watzlawick III

John WatzlawickJohn A. Watzlawick III, 57, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away in Independence, MO, on July 24, 2012.  He was born to John A. and Rosaline (Cawood) Watzlawick on August 1, 1954 in Elgin IL.  John was united into marriage to Kay (Riegle) on April 14, 1979 in South Elgin IL.

John worked as a mail carrier in Independence, MO.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Elgin, IL.  John was a member of the Assembly of God in Blue Springs, MO.  He loved spending time with friends and family.

John is survived by his wife Kay; son’s Ryan J. Watzlawick (Andrea) of Blue Springs, MO, Shawn M. Watzlawick (LeAnn) of Misawa, Japan, Jason L. Watzlawick (Michelle) of Grain Valley, MO, David E. Watzlawick (Sheila) of Blue Springs, MO; brothers, James L. Watzlawick, Joseph E. Watzlawick, Jerold D. Watzlawick; sister, Josephine L. Watzlawick; grandchildren, Ryan, Addisynn, Connor, Riley, and AnnaLee; three step-grandchildren, Excene, Brittney, Gabriel.  John is preceeded in death by his parents; son, Scott M. Watzlawick; sister, Elsie C. Watzlawick.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel at 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO, 64015. The service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the chapel with Brian Hetzel officiating. Burial will be held at Lobb Cemetery in Independence, MO.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the donor’s choice.

A friend is a treasure

A friend is a treasure

A friend is someone we turn

To, when our spirits need a lift

A friend is someone we treasure,

For our friendship is a gift.

A friend is someone who fills

Our lives, with Beauty,

Joy, and Grace, and makes

The world we live in a better
happier place


  • Alice Pollack wrote:

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Tim Hackl wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  • Bill Stewart wrote:

    I worked along side “Big John” for many years at the Truman Post Office. Always a cheerful greeting from John each morning while loading up our LLV’s heading out to our appointed rounds. John will be missed deeply. My condolences to the family and friends.

  • Tammy Golden (and family) wrote:

    prayers and hugs to John’s family. John was a wonderful man and mail carrier. I had the pleasure of working with him and having him as my mailman. He was always pleasant and friendly. He was proud of his family and was proud to show new pics of his grandchildren. My family and I are so sad to hear of John’s death. He will truly be missed.

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