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.