VIEWING WILL BE ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICE AT THE CUBA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH; MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE CUBA BOOSTER CLUB.
John A. Trecek, son of Raymond and Pauline Trecek of Cuba, Kansas was born on April 10, 1940 on the Trecek farm in Cuba, Kansas. He passed away in his 77 th year on September 23, 2017. John peacefully died surrounded by his family at Carnegie Village in Belton, Missouri. He attended Cuba Rural High School and graduated in 1958. John had a love for music and played the trumpet throughout high school and his lifetime. He was well known with his friends and family as an entertaining polka and jazz trumpeter. John married Karen Wilkinson August 27, 1961, at the Cuba Presbyterian Church and they built their first house in Olathe, Kansas in 1974, where they raised their family. John was a long time employee of Kansas City Power and Light for 29 years and finished his career as a Maintenance Manager at the KCP&L, Iatan Plant in Missouri. John retired from KCP&L in 2005. He was also the former President of the Olathe North Booster Club and loved Olathe sports and their area athletes. John was such a loving soul, a simple man with a loving heart. He will be missed.
John is survived by his loving and devoted wife Karen and three sons, Brad of Woodland, California, Bruce and his wife Jan of Leawood, Kansas and Brian and his wife Marnie of Naples, Florida. John had a big heart for his 6 grandchildren who absolutely thought he was the Bomb; Tipton, Talon, Katie, Elisabeth, Matthew and Jet. He never missed an opportunity to watch the kids play sports, celebrate their Birthdays and tell his funny jokes. A memory they will all have is how John never missed an opportunity to play his trumpet…and he was amazing! He also survived by his three brothers, Tom and wife Deb, Cuba, KS, Bill and wife Teresa, Topeka, KS and Jim and wife Barbara, Tulsa, OK.
Visitation will be at the Cuba Presbyterian Church at 11am with Church service at noon Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Burial will follow. His final resting place will be at the National Bohemian Cemetery in Cuba, Kansas with other members of the Trecek family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to the Cuba Booster Club via Tibbetts Fisher Funeral Home. The Cuba Booster Club manages town improvements. John’s love for his hometown will live on.