Lawyer Gary A. Nelson & Tonia Dedeke Nelson Fraud

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Threats and intimidation directed at someone to get them to do something including getting them to sign a deed is legally know asDuress and Fraud. It is illegal. Death Threats Are Also Illegal


Recent “Death Threat” News from Kansas August 23, 2013.

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Please offer your Comments and Suggestions on this Case and Elder Abuse. Was this a Case of Sibling Rivalry at it’s worst, or Pure Jealously, or Resentment, or Greed, or Fraud, or Elder Abuse, or Foul Play, or Murder? Or was it all the above? 

My sister June Fail Dedeke is on the left in the picture. She and her husband Gene Dedeke were living with my father in his home. He passed on December 21, 2005 under extremely suspicious circumstances in the Prairie Mission Retirement Center in St Paul Kansas. In October and November 2005 I personally witnessed June and Gene repeatedly intimidate and threaten my father with statements like, “Old man if you don’t sign this or get Larry out of the house we are leaving this afternoon then who is going to wipe your ass”? There was other witness to this. June and Gene demanded that my father sigh paper work giving them full authority over all of his financial matters and who could come and go in his house including family. They were specifically talking about me. June had called the Wilson County Sheriff to the house a few days earlier to keep me out of the home but my father objected and told the Sheriff that it was his home and that he wanted me there. Her daughter Tonia Dedeke Nelson was working with June in defrauding. 

Tonia is married to Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson. Unknown to me until a few weeks before my father passed, June had threatened my father with abandonment if he did not sign a deed that she had instructed my father’s lawyer to prepare which named her daughter and her son in law Gary A. Nelson as beneficiaries to $800,000 worth of land and mineral income for the next 50 years that they would receive after my father passed. It was both my mother and father’s wishes that I and my children receive this land. Everyone on including my sister and the Nelsons knew this. 

June’s Threats and intimidation directed at someone to get them to do something including getting them to sign a deed is legally know as Duress and Fraud. It is illegal. June and the Nelsons did it and they got by with it. After returning to Denver from my last visit with my father on November 2, 2005 I felt very uneasy by what I had observed while there and ordered deed information from the Wilson County Clerk and recorder. When I received the deeds I discovered that the names of Gary and Tonia Nelson were on the deed to the land that was supposed to receive upon my father’s death. I immediately called my older brother Ivan Lee Fail in Marshfield MO and asked him about the problem. He assured me that he knew that I was to receive the land and told me that he would check it out saying “I’m on your side on this one and I will be fair and honest with everyone”. This was not to be the case as he was working with the Nelsons and June to take my land, even though he told me that our father had told him on December 4, 2005 that he wanted me to have the land. He said that our father was very alert and knew what he was saying indication that our father was very aware and of sound mind. This conversation is tape recorded. 

Ivan Lee Fail then notified June that I had discovered the deed. June immediately rushed our father to the Rest Home and used her “MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY” that my father had entrusted her with to issue a “NO CONTACT ORDER” to the Rest Home thereby preventing me from seeing and/or talking with my father in person or on the phone until he died. I called the Rest Home several times and was told by the director “You Cannot See Or Speak With Him Unless You Have His Security Code”. My sons were not allowed to see or talk with him either until he died. My father passed and/or was murdered shortly thereafter on December 21, 2005 before I could hire an attorney and gain access to him. June had him buried and in the ground within 48 hours on December 23, 2005 so that I could not get an Autopsy performed on him to determine the cause of death. It took me several months to get the death certificate. It was signed by a Doctor’s Assistant stating the cause of death as“Congestive Heart Failure”. 

I used Google to find medications that would mimic “Congestive Heart Failure”. I found many. It is not uncommon. Both June and her daughter are Nurses, Tonia is an RN. They had the opportunity, the knowledge, the skill, and the $800,000 motive to kill my father and my opinion they did so. June had also attempted to take my younger brother’s land in May 2005. I witnessed June and her notary public having my father sign a deed in his Hospital room in Parsons Kansas. I objected telling my father that he and my mother had decided prior to her death in 2000 that John was to get the land and that this was wrong. I hired and paid several Attorneys to file the Fail v Fail law suit in Wilson County Kansas District Court in 2006. My alleged lawyers failed and refused to claim Duress or Fraud in the Complaints. They took my money, talked with fellow lawyer Gary A. Nelson, read the threatening and slanderous letters about me from my brother Ivan Lee Fail and then withdrew one after another until they ran me out of reserve and borrowed money until I had to represent myself. I was forced to travel 1200 miles to Kansas to depose the defendants myself. June never showed up for her deposition even though she was Court Ordered to do so. Her lawyer son in law told the Judge that she was ill. I filed a motion for contempt and the Judge ordered that I could do a Phone deposition only with limited questions. It took me several weeks to set a date that was suitable to Gary A. Nelson. He kept changing the dates and rescheduling. I was finally able to get a committed date and time with him. I scheduled a Court reporter in Gary Nelson’s home town of Leavenworth Kansas to accommodate him and June. The evening before the scheduled Phone deposition the Court Reporter sent me an Email canceling with no explanation. I sent her Emails and made phone calls attempting to reschedule. I received no response. I attempted to get another date set with Gary A. Nelson for June’s deposition. He was uncooperative and I was unable to do so. I filed more Motions with the Court and the Court finally gave me permission to submit no more than ten (10) written questions to June for her to answer. Her son in law lawyer Gary A. Nelson answered the questions for her with brief disingenuous weasel words that was of no value and ignored by questions. The criminal was able to escape my examination.         

For many years prior to the death of my father, June and her co-conspirators were scheming, while I was dreaming, trusting and losing a million dollars and my inheritance. I Trusted but failed to verify…    

The Lawyers 

Find them – Click their tab to the Left.

1. Gary A. Nelson. The Lawyer that married my sister’s’ daughter Tonia Dedeke.
Mr. Nelson had his mother in Law June Fail Dedeke place his name and Tonia’s name of a Transfer on death Deed to $800,000 worth of Kansas Land and Mineral rights. June used threats of abandonment known as duress and elder abuse to get my father to sign the deed thereby committing fraud. When my father passed they got the land that both my mother who passed in 2000 and my father who passed in 2005 wanted my children and me to have. Mr Nelson fought me through the Courts costing me an additional $50,000 in attorney fees. He filed a Motion to have my case dismissed with Judge Rogers. Judge Rogers dismissed my case. Mr. Nelson went to school with Judge Rogers and knew him for 30 years. Judge Rogers father Steven Rogers was my ex wife’s divorce lawyer in the same Court room in 1964. Mr. Nelson and my brother Ivan Lee Fail called and wrote threatening letters the lawyers that I hired and paid money. Mr. Nelson committed perjury in his deposition stating that he did not know about the April 15, 2005 deed naming him as beneficiary until December 23, 2005. Lawyer, Estate Executor and co-defendant John Rubow testified under oath that Mr. Nelson had told him how he wanted his name to read on the deed. That conversation took place prior to April 15, 2005. Judge Rogers stated that there must have been some confusion. (See tabs to the left)    
2. John C. Rubow. Chanute Kansas. My father’s lawyer and Executor of the Ivan J. Fail Estate. Work in unison with June Fail Dedeke to defraud.  

They following lawyers took my money and bailed out of my case, 
and ran with my money. 

The Lawyers that I hired and paid money. 

1. Chuck Apt. Iola Kansas. The day I buried my father I hired Mr. Apt and paid him $3,500. I asked him to file a Motion for an autopsy of my father to determine cause of death and to file a case against Lawyer Nelson and his co-conspirators. He failed and refused to do either.  After an extended period of time he withdrew saying the case was to big for him. He referred me lawyer lawyer Ted Knopp “The Milking Machine” in Wichita Kansas.  

2. Ted Knopp. Wichita Kansas. I also asked Mr. Knopp to file a Motion for an autopsy of my father to determine cause of death and to file a case against Lawyer Nelson and his co-conspirators. He failed and refused to file a motion for an autopsy telling me that he had never done that before and it would inflame my three siblings and the other defendants in the case as if the were my friends. Mr. Knopp filed the first anemic Complaint in the case. Mr. Knopp failed and refused to include duress and fraud as a cause of action in my case. After milking me for money for an extended period of time he withdrew saying he did not think that I could pay him anymore money. I paid him a considerable amount of money and he filed lien the case for another $25,000. He deposed not one of of the defendants in the case. (See tab to the left)    

2. Kurt Kluin. Chanute Kansas. I also asked Mr. Kluin to file a Motion for an autopsy of my father to determine cause of death and to file an amended Complaint adding lawyer Rubow as a co-defendant. I also asked Mr. Kluin to include the issues of duress and fraud. He failed and refused to file a motion for an autopsy telling me that he had never done that before and did not know how to do it. Mr. Kluin failed and refused to include duress and fraud as a cause of action in the amended Complaint. After milking me for money for an extended period of time Mr. Kluin withdrew saying he could not stay in the case because, “I have to work with him every day”, meaning fellow Chanute lawyer John Rubow whom Mr. Kluin had added in his amended Complaint.  I paid him a considerable amount. He deposed not one of of the defendants in the case. 
(See tab to the left)    

3. Brian GraceLess. Wichita. I paid him $2,500. He admitted that he never even read my paperwork. He took my money and refused to accept my Email and phone calls. I got a Judgment against Mr. Grace in Wichita Small Claims Court. I Was unable to collect as he retired and later passed. He had nothing in his name in order to defraud creditors. I filed a Complain with the Kansas Supreme Court Disciplinary Administrator. They stalled for several years until Mr. Grace turned in his Licence. (See tab to the left)    

4. ________Kansas City Lawyer. Paid $2,500 to defend against Gary A. Nelsons Motion For Attorney Fees. Prevailed.

4. _______Wichita Kansas. Assisted in answer to Lawyer Nelson’s Motion for Summary Judgment. Paid $5,000.

5. Jim McIntyre. Wichita Kansas. Appeals Lawyer. Paid $to file appeal. Lost Appeal at Kansas Appeals Court. Kansas Supreme Court refused to accept case for review.

None of the lawyers that I hired considered duress, elder abuse and fraud to be an issue and/or problem in may case. Not one of the lawyers that I hired and paid, and not one of the 125 lawyers that I called in Kansas told me that I could have filed the case in Federal Court to avoid the small town politics and cozy buddy system between the lawyers and the judge who worked in unison against an out of state litigant and who became a victim of their cronyism and judicial abuse.   


It is my hope, my prayer, my heart felt desire that this costly and painful experience will in some way give the knowledge and courage to help others save their families and thereby bring something good to them all. Larry Allen Fail. 

President Ronald Reagan once said. “Trust but Verify”. My father and I trusted to a fault, but forgot to verify. It cost us our family. 

This is a true story about the Family of the late Ivan J. Fail & Helen B. Fail.

It is a story about Greed, Elder Abuse, Foul Play, and in the opinion of the author it is also a story about Murder… committed by two Nurses who could not resist the temptation of a lot of Money, fueled by a long history of Jealously and Vengeance…

In honor of my parents and other victims of Elder Abuse This True Story will be written into a forthcoming Book and a Documentary Film titled; 

                                 “The Fail Family Failed”. 


                            “Injustice for one is injustice for all” 

             “The only thing that it takes for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing
     “It is the duty of each of us, to expose Evil whereever we find it, to protect us all”.
      No Justice – No Peace. The evil doers in this story wanted piece, a piece of

everything            that I had – until they took it all… 



My sincere apology to each innocent member of the extended Fail Family that played no role in the wrong doing described herein. You’re suffering for having your good Fail Family name besmirched, and tainted is the result of unchecked greed by my three siblings, Ivan Lee Fail, Iva June Fail – Dedeke, John Roy Fail and his girlfriend Patty Hon, Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson my sister’s son in law, and my sister’s daughter Tonia Dedeke – Nelson. Good men & women doing nothing and suffering with Apathy greatly contributed to the problem.    


It has been suggested to me by well meaning innocent members of the Fail Family that I forget the greed and crimes committed by the guilty named herein and move on. It would be easier and much more comfortable for me to follow their suggestion of doing nothing and move on; however that inaction would also make me a criminal via tacit approval thereby creating moral vicarious liability for myself. I cannot do that. 

No Justice no peace. I want justice, and I also want peace. The evil doers in this case do not want justice. They only wanted piece, as in a piece of this, and a piece of that until they took every thing that my parents wanted me and my Children to have.  

Larry Fail       

Some People work hard, and honestly earn what they have to pass on to their children. Ivan & Helen Fail were of those people. Other people steal from others to get what they want. They are called Thieves and Criminals. Three of Mr. Fail’s four children, and three of their helpers are thieves and criminals. Members of the infamous under class of cowards and liars. Read the factual and provable contents herein, then – pick out who you think the thieves and criminals are in this case? Can you also identify their victims? 

Please Email your Answers, Opinions and Suggestions to me at;      You can also call me at 800-722-9529.

December 21, 2005. A day of disgrace for the Ivan Fail Family that will live on forever as a testament to Greed, Foul Play, Elder Abuse, if not Murder, lawyer self enrichment and misconduct through a conspiracy to defraud…

It was a bad day for my children and me. We lost my father Ivan J. Fail, my sister Iva June Fail Dedeke, my two brothers Ivan Lee Fail & John Roy Fail, and $650,000 plus in land, home, minerals, cash, insurance proceeds and other estate assets…that my parents and I wanted for my children.  


Was it a simple case of greed?

Was It Elder Abuse? 

Was it foul play? 

Was it Murder? 

… you decide.   Email Your Vote to – 
          “The Ivan Fail Family Lived Up To It’s Name” 

This is a Case where “Legal Might Trumped Moral Right”… …There was a Lawyer in the Family, that enriched himself. 

I have forgiven them – but “We Must Never Forget” The Survivors…

I feel no hate or anger in my heart for the guilty identified herein – however in the best interest of just-us for all of us, the truth must be revealed. 

I have forgiven them for their wrongful taking of my inheritance, land and for dishonoring my parents, their memory and their legacy. 

I do however feel sadness, disappointment, abandonment and Shame.

I feel Sadness for them in their need to cheat and be dishonest.

I feel Disappointment that their greed overcame their need to have me and my children in their lives.
I feel Abandoned. They left me,I did not leave them.

I feel Shame for the Ivan Fail Family as a result of what they have done. The deceivers named herein are shameless.       

See Picture of Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson

See Picture of Tonia Dedeke Nelson

See Picture of Ivan Lee Fail

See Picture of June Fail Dedeke

See Picture of John Roy Fail
See Picture of John Roy Fail and Patty Hon           

Many families are loving, and positive. Each member supports and stands by each member and thereby supports the family. Collectively the family supports each member. Stand together or fall apart. The Ivan Fail family was dysfunctional, and support between the members was anemic or absent, and the Ivan Fail family fell apart. The universal mechanics of cause and effect, yin and yang would not be denied. Some family members were afflicted and challenged by the negative and destructive 12 Apostles of ill health. 
There are various emotional, mental, and spiritual mindsets that are negative and destructive to the individual harboring them and to the family that they contaminate. Each member suffers, some more than others. The twelve apostles of ill health are anger, resentment, fear, worry, desire to dominate, self-preoccupation, guilt, sexual impurity, jealousy, a lack of creative activity, inferior feelings, a lack of love. The Ivan Fail Family fell victim to all of these and added number 13 – Greed. This web site illustrates the power of greed.  


About macphale

Also know as Larry Fail & Larry "never" Fail. I am a Real Estate Broker. I own and operate in Denver Colorado. I am a song writer and musician. I also write short stories and have a novel and a several true story's in progress. I enjoying painting and do various other forms of art work. I was born and raised on a farm in South East Kansas but live in and love Colorado. I have been blessed with wonderful children including two sets of twins.
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