OBITUARY

William G. Lueckenhoff

May 27, 1954July 27, 2018
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William G. Lueckenhoff, 64, passed away on July 27, 2018 surrounded by his family after succumbing to a sudden acute illness. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Friday, August 3rd, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am, Saturday, at the church. Entombment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 4001 Blue Pkwy, Ste. 250, Kansas City, MO 64130. Will was born May 27th, 1954 in New York City and then moved to Kansas City as a young boy. He attended St. Bernadette School, O’Hara High School, Southwest Missouri State University and UMKC Law School. Will played varsity football at Southwest Missouri as a starter on the defensive line. He later played rugby at a high level in Kansas City and Chicago. After graduation from law school, Will followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the FBI as a Special Agent. During his 25 year FBI career, he served in a number of FBI field offices across the country and at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Will spent a number of years in Chicago where he distinguished himself as an undercover agent and on the SWAT team. He later filled supervisory roles in Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia. After retiring from the FBI, Will worked in a number of private sector security positions including more than two years in Iraq as a law enforcement advisor to the military. After many years of career-driven relocations, Will and his wife chose to return to their beloved hometown of Kansas City. While in Kansas City, Will worked for Catholic Charities and later as a private investigator. Will was an active parishioner of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals, even over his years living far from Kansas City. Will was known for his generosity and his determination to help others in need. These traits were particularly exemplified through his employment at Catholic Charities and his volunteer work. Will was also known for his humor and ability to entertain friends and family through his hilarious storytelling. He was deeply loved by all who knew him. Will was preceded in death by his parents George and Genevieve Lueckenhoff. Will is survived by his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 38 years, Trina Lueckenhoff; children, Lieutenant Colonel Andy (Nicole), Mark (Mackenzie) and Patrick Lueckenhoff; grandchildren, Alicia, Michael and James Lueckenhoff; siblings, Claire (Jack) Phillips, Anne (Larry) Doerr, Ed (Sandy), Joe (Judy), and Thomas Lueckenhoff and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleysheil.com Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64133, 816-353-6555.

  • FAMILY

  • Trina Lueckenhoff, Wife
  • Andy and wife, Nicole Lueckenhoff, Son
  • Mark and wife, Mackenzie Lueckenhoff, Son
  • Patrick Lueckenhoff, Son
  • Alicia Lueckenhoff, Granddaughter
  • Michael Lueckenhoff, Grandson
  • James Lueckenhoff, Grandson
  • Claire and husband, Jack Phillips, Sister
  • Anne and husband, Larry Doerr, Sister
  • Ed and wife, Sandy Lueckenhoff, Brother
  • Joe and wife, Judy Lueckenhoff, Brother
  • Thomas Lueckenhoff, Brother
  • Many nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Bonnie Ciambotti

August 18, 2018

I never had the pleasure of meeting Will but knew of him through his sister Anne- one of my dearest friends. May you , Anne, and your entire family find some comfort in your memories and in each other. You are forever in my thoughts.

Dick Marquise

August 6, 2018

While I knew Ed better, I got to know Will after often saying "Hi Ed" in the gym at FBIHQ. Will had a brilliant FBI career and was very well regarded in the Bureau. He, like Ed, had a dry sense of humor.
64 is far too young and my deep sympathies go out to his family and friends. Will....thank you for your many contributions on this earth and may you rest in peace.

Ellen Glasser

August 6, 2018

Don and I were very saddened to learn about Will’s passing. He was larger than life, so it is hard to accept that his earthly life is over. He was a superb and impressive FBI Agent and his life was dedicated to service and family. Our prayers go out to all who loved him.

In His Love,
Don and Ellen Glasser

Kevin Kelley

August 6, 2018

Will and I both played defensive end at Southwest Mo. state. Will was always a dedicated player that worked very hard each and every day. He was a great team mate and friend and it is very sad to hear of his passing. We lost a very good man in Will. My thoughts and prayers go to his wife and family.

Dave Kirchner

August 5, 2018

Will and I attended the FBI Academy during the same period and served together both in Kansas City and Chicago. I cannot even begin to list all the things we did together both professionally and socially. He was a tremendous man devoted to his family and to serving his country. He was an outstanding FBI Agent. He and Trina helped care for my children when they were young. A few years ago my daughter, granddaughter, and I visited Kansas City. Trina was committed to family that weekend but Will visited us, It had been at least thirty-five years or more since he saw my daughter. He was completely family oriented with both his own family and with his extended FBI family. Rest in Peace my Wonderful Friend. My deepest condolences to all of his family.

Michael Murphy

August 5, 2018

Will will be sorely missed for several different reasons. I met will a few years ago. When he was inducted into the Ancient Order of Hibernians. I was struggling with a lay off and finding a new job. I also had some personal family matters as well going badly. Will pulled me aside at a function and told me that he'd do anything he could to help and he did everything he promised. So I laid it all out,he had many many words of encouragement and inspiration. Will was a inspiration to us all. He was a great man and a personal hero of mine.

He'd been through hell and back from stories he told of times while several thousands of miles away in the middle east. Still he was a force that nothing or no one could or would reckon with. He had a ornery side a serious side and compassionate and caring side. In my honest humble opinion Will was a John Wayne of our time. Will was a true American, Red,White and Blue dedicated and patriotic to the core badass.

Will you'll truly and sadly be missed every day by me and many others. Godspeed brother !!!!

Sue Morgan

August 4, 2018

To the Lueckenhoff Family.......

We shared the O'Hara bond and years later the DoJ bond. A good man has been lost on earth and heaven has another angel protecting those on the ground. May happy memories of a good man support you and bring smiles to you all now and always. He will be missed but never forgotten.

My condolences .
Sue Morgan

Alan Jennerich

August 4, 2018

Will and I both began our FBI careers in the Kansas City division in early 1980 and later that year we both transferred to the Chicago office. We went our separate ways after Chicago but over close to 40 years we maintained our friendship. I will always remember the times drinking beer together and sharing our FBI stories. Will was as solid a man as there ever was.

May he Rest In Peace

Sherry Jobe

August 4, 2018

I was Will's secretary while he was ASAC in Albuquerque. I remember how devoted he was to his wife and how proud he was of his three boys. What a shock it was to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to all his family.

PETE BRUNS

August 3, 2018

I met both Will and Ed back in the 70s while playing Rugby and hanging out at KCs many watering holes the teams hung out in.  Kelly's, the Happy Buzzard and Mike's come to mind.  It never failed when I would run in to one, I would say Hey Will or Hey Ed and the answer would always be, No I'm Ed or No I'm Will.  I can't believe I got it wrong every time like that.  I think they were screwing with me.  You will be missed Will.  

Biography

William G. Lueckenhoff, 64, passed away on July 27, 2018 surrounded by his family after succumbing to a sudden acute illness. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Friday, August 3rd, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am, Saturday, at the church. Entombment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 4001 Blue Pkwy, Ste. 250, Kansas City, MO 64130.
Will was born May 27th, 1954 in New York City and then moved to Kansas City as a young boy. He attended St. Bernadette School, O’Hara High School, Southwest Missouri State University and UMKC Law School. Will played varsity football at Southwest Missouri as a starter on the defensive line. He later played rugby at a high level in Kansas City and Chicago.
After graduation from law school, Will followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the FBI as a Special Agent. During his 25 year FBI career, he served in a number of FBI field offices across the country and at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Will spent a number of years in Chicago where he distinguished himself as an undercover agent and on the SWAT team. He later filled supervisory roles in Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia.
After retiring from the FBI, Will worked in a number of private sector security positions including more than two years in Iraq as a law enforcement advisor to the military. After many years of career-driven relocations, Will and his wife chose to return to their beloved hometown of Kansas City. While in Kansas City, Will worked for Catholic Charities and later as a private investigator. Will was an active parishioner of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals, even over his years living far from Kansas City.
Will was known for his generosity and his determination to help others in need. These traits were particularly exemplified through his employment at Catholic Charities and his volunteer work. Will was also known for his humor and ability to entertain friends and family through his hilarious storytelling. He was deeply loved by all who knew him.
Will was preceded in death by his parents George and Genevieve Lueckenhoff. Will is survived by his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 38 years, Trina Lueckenhoff; children, Lieutenant Colonel Andy (Nicole), Mark (Mackenzie) and Patrick Lueckenhoff; grandchildren, Alicia, Michael and James Lueckenhoff; siblings, Claire (Jack) Phillips, Anne (Larry) Doerr, Ed (Sandy), Joe (Judy), and Thomas Lueckenhoff and many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleysheil.com Arr: McGilley Sheil, 11924 E. 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64133.