In Memory

Jeffrey Johl

Jeffrey Johl

Jeff Johl,, of Chicago, Illinois, died on February 10, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Sunday, February 14 at Rose Hill Cemetery, 6900 Troost Avenue followed by burial. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests that contributions be sent to a charity of your choice. 

Jeff was born on March 19, 1949 to the late Betty and Gus Johl in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Southwest High School and obtained a degree in psychology from UCLA. Until his retirement, Jeff was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and traded in commodities. Jeff was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling when possible. He loved the time spent with his family, especially with his nephews: Brad (Cary) and Matt with whom he would argue about the Royals and Chiefs, and his great-nieces: Avery, Payton and Parker. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents: Betty and Gus Johl and his sister: Judy Johl. Jeff is survived by his brother: Justin and his wife Bev. Jeff traveled his own path during his lifetime which made him so special. He was a wonderful brother and uncle and will be truly missed. Condolences may be shared at The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211. See more at

(Obituary published in Kansas City Star, Feb. 12, 2016)

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02/13/16 12:23 PM #1    

James Throckmorton

I will always consider Jeff a dear friend of mine.  We first met as teamates on St. John's 3&2, Midget B baseball team.  Along with Jerry Keller and Bernie Sears, and Mike MCKinney, they comprised the 4 studs of our perennially 2nd place team, Pacific Coast League.  At about the same time my family moved from the Ruhl



 School to Hale Cook School.  In a split 5th-6th grade classroom , we excessively tried to exceed our 6th grade classmates at recess time, and in the process became close friends and allies.  Both of our fathers worked at the Stockyards and car-pooled to work together, and so a deep respect existed in my family for their business acumen, their emigration from Nazi Germany, and their true, sincere, and interesting friendship. Juddy, I never understood exactly the cause of Jeff's weight loss around 9th grade at Bingham......but it was tragic to me because he loved playing competitive sports so much.  If I recall, he then became an amazing free throw shooter.  

It sounds to me like Jeff lived the life that best-fitted his outstanding abilities, and I'm so glad to know he had joyful relationships with your children, Juddy, and theirs.  

On behalf of my parents and myself, my sincere codolences.

Jim Throckmorton












02/15/16 07:40 PM #2    

Larry Haith

Dear family,

My sincere condolences. Jeff will always be remembered as that very special kind person. One of those people that was truly loved by everyone and had no enemies.

Love you,

02/17/16 10:28 AM #3    

Maggie Finkel (Gilmore)

I am so sorry to have learned of Jeff's passing.   I didn't meet Jeff until Bingham.  He always took the time to talk with me-always had nice things to say.  My thoughts with his family.

Maggie Finkel Gilmore

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