John Matthew Impens, 52, of Overland Park, KS passed away after a courageous battle with melanoma on January 6, 2020. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 am Friday, January 10th at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to John Impens Memorial Fund for his children, c/o (Sunflower Bank, 7400 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS 66223).
John was born June 24, 1967 in Berwyn, IL to John J. and Patricia Impens. He was raised in LaGrange Park, IL and graduated from St. Joseph High School, Westchester, IL. John was a graduate of the University of Kansas and received his Master of Business Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City. He worked in commercial banking for Sunflower Bank.
John was involved with The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 218 Overland Park, KS at Ascension. He was the troop treasurer. He loved camping with his boys and setting them on a path to become fine young men. John, known by his many KU friends as "Rowdy", loved college basketball, especially the Jayhawks-Rock Chalk. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Chicago Blackhawks and Chiefs.
John was patient, giving and always willing to help wherever he could. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was simple moments at home with them or traveling on vacations. His boys loved when he would take them out on special outings such as a movie, lunch at Freddys or DQ for Blizzards. He enjoyed grilling out and smoking ribs for his boys. He loved building bon fires in the back yard with his sons on cool evenings. John spent many weekends on the deck with his family enjoying a nice meal, beer or glass of wine. John believed the meaning of life was a collection of all the small, wonderful moments and experiences spent with family and friends. He needed nothing more. He was the best husband and father, always going above and beyond to make certain they were happy and taken care of. John was a good friend to all and someone you could count on any time.
Johns favorite band was The Grateful Dead "In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my headGoing home, going home, by the riverside I will rest my bonesListen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
John is survived by his wife, Heather; sons, Schuyler and Jack; his parents; sister, Gail Gnatovic and husband Mark; several nieces and nephews and many other extended family.
Mass of Christian Burial Church of the Ascension
Friday, January 10, 2020
9510 West 127th StreetOverland Park, Kansas 66213