Lawrence “Todd” Desch

Lawrence “Todd” Desch, 48, Topeka, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018.

He was born August 22, 1970, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Larry and Theresa (Dechand) Desch. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1988 and attended Topeka Technical College.

Todd held various positions throughout Topeka from volunteering at Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department and firefighting at Soldier Township Fire Department to working at Prairie Band Casino and Herman’s Smokehouse.

On June 25, 1994, he married Jonna L. Hawn in Vegas. She survives. Other survivors include their children: Cody and Alexis Desch; his mother, four brothers: Terry (Laurie) Desch, Tony (Kathy) Desch, Tom (Lynda) Desch and TJ Desch and numerous extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Todd enjoyed K-State football, fishing, BBQ and was a history buff. He also enjoyed spending time with each of his dogs; Tubby and Jake; and cats; Godzilla, Snoopy, and Mamba.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions with memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

To honor Todd’s wishes, please wear your favorite K-State or purple and white attire.

Memorial contributions may be made to Soldier Township Fire Department or Midland Care in care of the funeral home, 245 N.W. Independence Avenue, Topeka.


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