James S. McDonough, 70, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015. He was born on December 28, 1944 in Elkhorn, WI to Stewart and Dorothy (Doebert) McDonough.
Jim married the love of his life, Jean Mary Kauppinen, the daughter of Ted and Irene, July 20, 1968 in her hometown of Rhinelander, WI, and she survives. Jim worked as a salesman for Halpin D Burke and Son for 20 years before retiring in 2012. He was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, MO. Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge of Blue Springs #2509. He enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, and tinkering in his garage. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Wallace McDonough.
In addition to his wife, Jean, He is survived by his sons, Jeff McDonough and wife Natalie; step grandchildren, Chase Scott, Madison Helm, and Ashley Helm of Grain Valley, MO, and Scott McDonough of Blue Springs, MO; granddaughter, Allison McDonough of Grain Valley, MO; sister, Jayne Mann and husband George of Muskego, WI; sister-in-law, Judy McDonough; nieces, Courtney McDonough and Megan Ottow husband Scott Ottow; nephews, Chris Mann wife Jennifer Mann and Darin McDonough; and great nephew, Camden Ottow.
Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St. Blue Springs, MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00 am at the chapel. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to All Saints Lutheran Church. Memories of Jim or condolences to the family may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.