Scott M. “Z” Znamenacek

April 2, 1969 – Nov. 4, 2021


Scott M. “Z” Znamenacek, 52, of Platte City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Scott was born April 2, 1969, in Crete, to Melvin Frank and Carol Ann (Mundt) Znamenacek. He was a 1987 graduate of Wilber High School in Wilber, later earning his Bachelor’s in History from the University of Nebraska and his Master’s in Business from Webster University. Scott was of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Faith. Scott married Michele Lee Oliver on April 5, 1997, in Crete. He served in the U.S. Army, earning the Bronze Star, the IRAQ Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (fifth Award), Army Commendation Medal (third Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (sixth Award), and Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Scott’s military education included: Action Officer Force Integration Course, Battery Commander, First Sergeant Orientation Course, Command & General Staff College and Contracting Officer’s Training. He was a member of the 1st Infantry and helped to set up the Fort Riley Museum by supplying items he brought back from Iraq.

After retiring as a career military veteran with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2015, Scott continued to work at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as an Operations and Plans Officer with MMCoE. He movied to Platte City in 2013, joining the VFW Post 4055 and eventually becoming its commander. He enjoyed playing in the KC Warriors Hockey Program and watching the KC Mavericks. His many other interests included: driving stock cars, being a military historian, building models and watching numerous NASA and SpaceX launches.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Alice Mundt and Karel and Millie Znamenacek. Scott is survived by his wife, Michele; children, Lauren, Paige and Sarah; his parents; siblings, Darren (Roxie) and Ryan (Michelle) Znamenacek and Cheryl (Eric) Juricek; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The funeral service was Nov. 9 with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post #4055. Interment with military honors was Nov. 10, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to V.F.W. Post #4055 or the KC Warriors Hockey Program. Condolences may be left for the family at