James D. (JD) Hutsler, Jr was born June 19, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to James D. Hutsler, Sr and Ella (Shilling) Hutsler, who preceded him in death. He lived his entire life in Kansas City. On September 22, 1973, he married Sharon L. Eagleman Hutsler who survives him. Mr. Hutsler graduated from Southeast High School in 1951. He attended UMKC before pursuing a career in Accounting. He worked many years for Joe Porter with Kansas City Southern Railroad and Mike Franke Accounting Firm before opening JD Hutsler Jr Accounting Firm in 1979. He was an avid sports fan supporting KC Kings Basketball, KC Scouts Hockey, KC Athletics Baseball, KC Royals and his favorite, the Kansas City Chiefs. He had Chiefs season tickets for approximately 25 years and only left one game early. He attended many games at Municipal Stadium with a ticket for standing room only and took a barstool for Sharon to sit on, including the very sad Miami-Chiefs Christmas Day game.
JD loved swimming and spent his summer at the pool and winters swimming laps at the YMCA. He and Sharon made many road trips to the beach in San Diego, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and since 1990 their beloved Marco Island, Florida. Their dear friends, Steve and Sue Dragoo introduced us to this beautiful island.
JD is survived by one brother, Charles (Lee) of Aurora, Colorado, nephews, Kerry Be and Kelby (Sherri), and niece, Kelly. Also surviving are his sisters in law: Ann and Larry Owen, nieces Sheila Owen, Julie and Wade Osburn, (Ellis, Ivy, Owen, Oliver, and Esther); Jean and Jim Donahue, nieces Teri Lundblad and Michelle Chagolla. His great nieces, who were his sunshine, Emily Lundblad and Kelsey (Seth) Isaacs, and the great greats, Zoey Burrows and Brennan Isaacs. Also surviving is an “adopted” daughter, son and friend, Melissa and Gene Batson, Amanda and Mikaylyn as well as many other special friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 pm with Memorial Service following at Heartland Church of Christ, 6120 NE Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution are suggested to North Kansas City Hospice, 2800 Clay Edwards Dr, Kansas City, Mo 64116.