James “Jim” F. Kiekbusch, 72, of Olathe, KS passed away peacefully Sunday, March 11th, at home surrounded by his family. Jim was born Oct. 28, 1945, in Borger, TX, the son of Howard and Maxine Kiekbusch. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Judy, and brother Jon. Jim is survived by his sister, Jo Lyn Brooke, sons Jay and Brad, daughter Kristy, and grandchildren Kelsey, Nicholas, Ryan, Kyle, and Megan.
Jim was an avid gardener and gifted carpenter. His final project was building a greenhouse that he spent his able days tending to variety tropical plants. He was a determined free spirit, parenting with an ever-present motto of “Do as I say, not as I do”. He loved spending his free time hunting for arrowheads, proudly displaying and recounting his findings to his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member and advocate of the Carpenters’ Union, a retiree of local 714.
A celebration of his life with a visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Signature Funerals, 8019 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Center of Grace, Medical Mission, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, Kansas 66061.
Please except my deepest condolences Perri and I are always here if you guys need anything. We love you guys know we are in your heart during this time of need.
May you rest in peace my friend.
Kristy and family,
I am so extremely sorry for the loss of your daddy. My heart aches for you. I know it’s hard and very sad to lose someone you have loved and cared for for so long. But as you know, your dad will now be made whole again and will be at peace. Remember all of the good times you had together and he will always be in your memories, those won’t fade away. Take one day at a time and remember to breathe, it will be ok. My prayers are with you all. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort and strength in the all the days to come. May you feel His presence in the days you are feeling a void.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Much Love to you all and please let me know if I can be there for you at any time you need.
May the memories held deep inside your heart help to comfort you because those we love never go away they walk beside us every day.
May you feel the strength of God as we hold the family close in prayer.
Sure am gonna miss him. I’m grateful for all the time we spent together gardening, working in the greenhouse or just chewing the fat over some watermelon. He taught me a lot and I’ll never forget him.
I knew Jim at WHS, and of course always a sad day to lose another friend.
So very sorry for your loss. Ignore the rain and look for the rainbow.
Rest in peace my friend
Jay and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time of loss.
I was glad to hear that you were able to make it back in time to see your dad before his passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers captain, and if there is anything I or the rest of us at the office can do for you please let me know. We’re here for you in what ever capacity you need us.
Prayers and love to the Kiekbusch family from the Denzer’s. He sure looks like his brother. He sounded like a talented and great man.