It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James L. Nannemann. James passed in the early morning on Thursday, May 11th 2023 at the age of 74. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Margarette Elizabeth Morris, his father, Leo George Nannemann, and his brother Charles Nannemann. He leaves behind his wife Penny, his son Jimmy, and countless nieces and nephews.
Jim was best known as ‘everyone’s favorite uncle’ whether you were related or not. Jim never met a person that he didn’t like. Unlike most people, Jim had a love for happiness, having a hard time finding a reason to not be happy. His genuine smile and his soft laugh radiated through any room.
Jim’s life was a full one! Full of hard work, and lots of fun. He started his career working with the city of Kansas City when he was 18, and worked his way up to supervisor of the water waste treatment plant. When he had enough of that he retired… But he wasn’t done with the hard work yet. He found fulfillment in volunteering with the Red Cross, assisting the local homeless community and disaster relief efforts when needed. Even Jim’s hobbies included hands on, hard work. He took on managing 6 houses and 9 apartment homes that he would rent out, and took care of every aspect of maintenance for all of them, including the lawn care… And he did all of it with a smile!
His favorite hobby was likely his antique cars. Jim owned and restored a 1929 Model A ford pick-up, a 1955 chevy bel-air, a 1963 chevy pick up, and a 1959 corvette.
Everything that Jim did, he did to the fullest extent and never took any shortcuts. He cared about everything and everyone. He was so loved by all his family and friends and will be greatly missed.