OBITUARY

Jim Alan DeBrecht

June 17, 1959May 2, 2019

James (Jim) Alan DeBrecht, 59 of Lenexa, KS was born June 17, 1959 in St. Charles, MO passed from this earth suddenly on May 2, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS at 10am with a memorial service beginning at 11am and inurnment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Donald DeBrecht; mother, Mary Lou DeBrecht; brother, Pat DeBrecht; brother-in-law, Kirk Slater; and his father-in-law, Robert Slater.

Jim is survived by his wife, Roxann Slater-DeBrecht of the home; his children Ryan and Hailey DeBrecht of Louisburg, KS, Tyler DeBrecht of Lenexa, KS, Metra and Doug Holz of Leawood, KS, Sarah Malekyar and Danny Prock of North Kansas City, MO, Angie Malekyar and Shane Perry of Kansas City, MO and Juan Lopez Fonseca of Mexico City, Mexico. Jim also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, who lovingly call him Papa Jim; Sophia, Aiden and Logan Holz of Leawood, KS, Lily Etters and Xander and Axel Malekyar of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by brothers; Tom and Tammy DeBrecht of St. Peters, MO, Mike DeBrecht of St. Charles, MO, Mitch and Sarah DeBrecht of Urbandale, IA, Dan DeBrecht of St. Louis, MO, Lisa and David Reardon of Olathe, KS and his mother-in-law Stella Slater of Lenexa, KS along with a huge circle of family and friends.

Jim was an avid wrestler, track, baseball and football player in high school and received a full scholarship for football to Drake University in Des Moines, IA where he graduated with a teaching degree in physical education. Jim was a pipeline operator for Magellan Midstream Partners for the last 28 years and had recently retired on January 4, 2019.

The number one most important thing for Jim was family and he was always there no matter what for his wife, children and grandchildren. Jim was so proud of his family and was heavily involved in all of their lives.

Jim loved to watch the Chiefs, KC Royals and KU Basketball and loved to give them all lots of advice. He was taken too soon from this earth but he has left millions of wonderful memories for those of us left behind and he will be missed dearly by many.

The family has set up a Jim DeBrecht Memorial Fund at City Union Mission of Kansas City, MO where him and Roxann were financial supporters for 8 years. Donations can be sent to City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64106; Jim DeBrecht in the memo line.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom DeBrecht, Honorary
  • Mike DeBrecht, Honorary
  • Dan DeBrecht, Honorary
  • Mitch DeBrecht, Honorary
  • Chris Reimann, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • City Union Mission

Services

25 May

Gathering of Family & Friends

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home

701 North 94th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112

25 May

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home

701 North 94th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112

25 May

Inurnment

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

701 North 94th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112

25 May

Celebration of Jim's Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Callahan's

12843 W. 87th St.
Lenexa, Kansas

Memories

Jim Alan DeBrecht

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Mark Struckmann

May 12, 2019

As an underclassmen he always gave words of encouragement to the Sophmore football team. Jim was as stand up guy in High School. My sympathy to his wife and family.

Mike Daugherty

May 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss!

Michael Donnici

May 8, 2019

Sarah,
Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Michael Donnici

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim's first picture - Mama Lou wanted to name him Elvis! June 1959

FROM THE FAMILY

Tillie with Mary Lou, Mike, Mitch, Jim & Tom - 1961

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandma Tillie with the DeBrecht boys - Mike, Jim, Mitch, Dan, Tom and Lori Linhoff- 1963

FROM THE FAMILY

The DeBrecht boys - Mike, Mitch, Jim, Tom & Dan with cousins Lori & Linda Linhoff - 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim's 4th grade school picture - 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Uncle Bill Linhoff with Mike, Jim, Mitch, Tom, Dan, Pat and cousins Linda & Mike Linhoff- 1972

FROM THE FAMILY

Mike & Jim at Homecoming - 1977

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim's first picture - Mama Lou wanted to name him Elvis! June 1959

FROM THE FAMILY

Tillie with Mary Lou, Mike, Mitch, Jim & Tom - 1961

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandma Tillie with the DeBrecht boys - Mike, Jim, Mitch, Dan, Tom and Lori Linhoff- 1963

FROM THE FAMILY

The DeBrecht boys - Mike, Mitch, Jim, Tom & Dan with cousins Lori & Linda Linhoff - 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim's 4th grade school picture - 1969

FROM THE FAMILY

Uncle Bill Linhoff with Mike, Jim, Mitch, Tom, Dan, Pat and cousins Linda & Mike Linhoff- 1972

FROM THE FAMILY

Mike & Jim at Homecoming - 1977

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim's High School Graduating Picture - 1977

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim Played football for Drake University in college. Around 1978-79.

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim & Tom at Drake campus - 1978