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Joseph P. Getsinger, Jr.

July 28, 1943 — October 22, 2020

Joseph P. (Jody) Getsinger, Jr., 77, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Jody Getsinger, was born July 28, 1943 in Ashville, North Carolina, the son of Joseph P. and Lola Mae (Brazil) Getsinger, Sr. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1961.

He was joined in marriage to Linda K. O’Brien on April 20, 1963 in Osage City. To this union, two children were born, Melinda Jo and Joseph D.

Jody owned and operated The Body Shop for many years then went into partnership with Lawrence Buenger. Later he became a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent.

He loved his family, cars, NASCAR races, which he went to every year, and he had a tradition of going to his favorite race, the Indianapolis 500, whenever possible where he enjoyed time with friends and family. Especially, he loved attending all his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

Jody never met a stranger.

He was a member of the Lions Club and a 50-year member of the Osage City Volunteer Fire Department.

Jody will be forever remembered by his wife, Linda K. Getsinger of the home; a daughter, Melinda Jo (Chad) Mooradian of Meriden, Kansas; a son, Joseph D. (Sharidy) Getsinger of Osage City; a sister, Darlene Dorr of Topeka; four grandchildren, Jonah M. Mooradian, Anna M. Mooradian and fiancé, Spencer L. Qualls, Keenan J. Getsinger and Emma N. Getsinger; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Twin Lakes Cruisers and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences may be expressed at

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