James M. Kuklenski, Age: 59
Feb 27, 1960 -- Aug 27, 2019

James M. Kuklenski, 59, of Prairie Village, Kansas, died unexpectedly on Aug. 27, 2019. He was born Feb. 27, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, to Mike and Shirley Kuklenski.  He spent his youth in Independence, Missouri, and graduated from Truman High School. He went on to the University of Kansas and became a proud Jayhawk! Jim spent his career as a medical sales professional and co-owner of Regal Awards. He served at a local food pantry and was an active member at Curé of Ars Catholic Church. He was a world traveler, expert gardener, an unbelievably hard worker, Eagle Scout, Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-o-Say, Scrabble enthusiast, card shark, and a friend and neighbor to all. Jim had an unprecedented zest for life and lived it to the fullest. His positive attitude and quiet leadership were inspirational. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Frank, and sister, Mary Kay. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Cimpl), and sons, Michael and Edward; siblings Bill (Kathleen), Michael (Michelle), Barbara, Ed (Missy), and Tina (Scott Miller), along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a prayer service to follow. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. both at Curé of Ars Catholic Church, Leawood, Kansas. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212; Heart of America Boy Scout Council, 10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, 64131; and Parkinson’s Foundation, 8900 State Line Road, #320, Leawood, KS, 66206. 



Condolences

Kim Aug 30 ,2019

Friend ,Andover ,Massachusetts

Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am thinking of you all the time Mary and wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Love you dear friend! Kim Drahota Grady.

Bill Tubbs Aug 31 ,2019

BIL ,Cedar Hill ,Texas

A shining star of our constellation has dimmed. The love that Jim spread throughout this life will go on. My heart and my prayers go out to you and yours.

Mary Vartigian Aug 31 ,2019

Cousin to his wife ,Niskayuna ,New York

Dear Mary, Michael, and Edward, We were so very sorry to hear about your great loss! Please know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers! Much love and hugs, Mary and Joe Vartigian

Susan McElligott Brookhouser Sep 02 ,2019

We grew up together ,Scottsdale ,Arizona

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Jimmy for your loss. Jimmy was such an amazing child and young adult as I knew him. I was married in 1989 and moved away relocating with my husbands company Coca Cola for all of these years. Jim (Jimmy) as I knew him was such a great friend and always there to talk to me and support me thru the years. It's such a huge loss in my heart as well to lose a friend that I loved and respected over the years. Our families were close as well! I got my first dog Max from a litter of puppies from the Kuklinski family. Our parents used to play bridge together. God Bless you Jim! As Catholic's, we celebrate death as the supreme goal in heaven and a resting place. It's us on Earth that suffer for our loss. God love you, Jim and keep your blessings on us as you look down on us from heaven. Friends Always, Susan

Alberta Linsky Sep 09 ,2019

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Jim was a remarkable man. I am praying for you.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Sep 03 ,2019
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Sep 04 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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