OBITUARY

Ian Wade McCuistion

June 22, 1986October 1, 2020

Ian Wade McCuistion, age 34, born June 22nd, 1986, passed away in the early hours of October 1st, 2020. Ian was diagnosed with stage IV intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct/liver cancer. Ian’s cancer was extremely rare, and at his initial oncology appointment, the doctor gave him two weeks to live. God had other plans for Ian, and Ian was determined to fight for his life, and had 10 more months to enjoy his life.

Ian married the love of his life, Brittany Michelle Jerabek McCuistion on May 17, 2019 and they were married for only 7 months when Ian was diagnosed, and for just over 16 months when he passed. They were both so blessed and thankful for the extra time they had. Ian loved Brittany with his whole heart and his world revolved around her. You could see the love pouring out of him, and there was no doubt he was the happiest with her. It was only appropriate that Ian passed away in his sleep with the love of his life right by his side.

Ian was a wonderful, devoted, kind, caring, loving, thoughtful man who could make a whole room laugh and brought so much joy to people around him. Ian loved his dogs, guns, being an Eagle Scout, airplanes, scotch/bourbon, Nats baseball, The Capitals’ hockey, and Husker football. Ian spent tons of time with his mom, Judi McCuistion, watching Nats baseball and The Capitals and he enjoyed that time with her so much. Ian loved hanging out with his sister-in-law, Chelsea Jerabek, and it was a joy to watch their relationship grow into a true brother sister relationship. He loved picking on her and treating her like his little sister, his only sibling, his PIMA. Ian enjoyed his many hours with his in-laws, Scott and Kim Jerabek, eating Kim’s food, talking guns with Scott, and exploring new places with his whole new family. Ian will be deeply missed but he will never be forgotten and he will never stop making the room laugh.

The Memorial and Life Celebration for Ian will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Raintree Lake, 111 SW Cole Younger Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082.

Services

  • Memorial and Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Ian Wade McCuistion

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Jeffrey Tooker

October 10, 2020

Ian...I always enjoyed our "covert" conversations about something so dangerous and sinister as being "Proud Unapologetic AMERICANS!". Your Love of The Second Amendment and Extensive Knowledge of Firearms always brought about insightful memorable conversations. I will always treasure those memories. I will always Treasure My Friend, a True Patriot...Ian McCuistion! May GOD's Blessings be upon you. Rest In Peace Dear Friend.

Willis P Frogley

October 7, 2020

Ian .... hey Brother! Thanks so much for teaching me how to break apart my M1 Grand! Your knowledge of weapons is amazing.

Wish we could’ve had more time to spend in the word of God, but look forward to seeing you soon when we can all be with the Lord together.

God Bless
Bill

Rocky Guttmann

October 7, 2020

Ian, my pal, who will try to scare me at the range as I put holes in paper? Man, we had some good times there and also at the pub. Mary Anne and I will miss your smile and goofy sense of humor. We still look at this pic and laugh. I look like a little kid next to you. My friend, a big man with a big heart, we will remember you fondly always. Rest In Peace, pal.

Sigrid Bergman

October 6, 2020

Ian you will always have a soft spot in my heart because of your love for Brittany. You also impressed me with your willingness to do whatever it took to provide for both you and Brittany. Going back to school was initially scary for you but you did very well. You were dealt a very unfair hand in November but you stood up and gave it a good hard fight. I’m sorry your galant fight ended as it did but you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Judith Mccuistion

October 6, 2020

Ian,
When I go to my first game without you, I’ll remember you on our last game together... on the field cheering our players while in the starting lineup tunnel with Brittany in the air conditioned club level. What a game and what a year the Nationals had.

Love always

Mom

Kim Jerabek

October 6, 2020

Dear Ian,

Thank you loving Brittany and proving to her that she is worthy of being loved! Thank you for making her laugh. While you were dating, and you would come over, I remember hearing her laughter and it would make me smile every time.

Thank you for letting Brittany have her pink and bling themed wedding and for being willing to wear pink. It takes a big man (all 6’5” of you) to be on board with that theme. My favorite memory of you at the wedding was giving Brittany “the hand”.

Thank you for wanting to better yourself and to provide a better future for you and Brittany. I remember how nervous you were about going to aviation maintenance school and saying you didn’t think you could do it. But you proved to yourself, and all of us, that you were a good student, and fixing planes was your passion. It was great seeing you have pride in your accomplishments.

While our time together as a family was way too short, I am grateful for the memories we were able to create. It seems appropriate that our last time together on a family trip was to Table Rock Lake. Spending time together in a boat, at Table Rock, is one of our favorite ways to spend time together and we got to do that with you. You were like a little boy! Doing flips off the boat, trying to sneak up on both Brittany and Chelsea underwater (note: impossible to do when the water is so clear), floating on your noodle and making the noodle look like inappropriate body parts.

You were loved and we miss you. You will forever be a part of our family.

Christina Jerabek

October 6, 2020

Ian I will miss your smile and the way you made both Brittany and Chelsea laugh....

Thank you for the joy you brought my niece and her whole family. You won’t be forgotten.

Tony Waisanen

October 5, 2020

In the years I planned, organized, and ran camporees for Colonial District, I knew I could ALWAYS rely on Judy McCuistion to help with registration, and Ian for Health and Safety.
Ian was always rock-steady, NO NONSENSE, and perfectly clear on how the 300+ youth and adults attending the weekend campout could have fun, yet be safe, regardless of the remoteness of the location and physical challenges of the program.
Ian had the same attitude during the many times Crew 1150 hosted shooting sports at Camp Big Mac.
Ian was a mountain of a man in both stature and demeanor.
I will miss him.

Larry Mitchell

October 5, 2020

SOUP! You stayed in the fight as long as you could, now you can rest easy. I am happy you are pain free now. I'll always remember the Friday's and Saturday's we manned the doors at USPH. So many good times. Sending my love to you and your loved ones.

Rest easy, brother.
Larry

Ben Geier

October 5, 2020

The first time I met Ian, we were in the quartermaster shed at Goshen Scout Reservation, sleeping during an OA Ordeal. That night was spent as only teenage boys without supervision can -- getting into trouble with axes, fire, and a box of extra urinal cakes we found.

Ian and I were Scouts together for many years after that. He was always fun to have around, and was one of the most reliable people I knew. No matter what you needed, Ian would help, even if he had no idea what he was doing.

I hadn't talked to Ian in awhile, but I was so, so sad when I heard he had passed. Judi, Doug, Brittany and all of Ian's family -- I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. May his memory be a blessing.

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