Jon William Hall Sr.
08/05/1942 – 11/22/2020
Jon William Hall Sr., age 78, of Lenexa, KS, formerly of Villa Park, IL. Loving father of Brandt (Kristi) Hall, Kimberlee (Coby) Petersen, Jon W. Jr. (Denise) Hall and Evan (Shawna) Hall; devoted grandfather of Sean (Elisheva) Hall, Taylor (Stacie) Hall, and Lauren Hall, Jake and Juliana Petersen, and Aidan, Quinlan and Eli Hall; great-grandfather of Kadence, Noah, Zachariyah, Michaiyah and Oliver; fond brother of Joy (Jim) Bebee, Kurt Hall, and the late Bill (Pat) Hall; uncle of many nieces and nephews.
When Dad faced the life-changing diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 15, he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing big dreams. One of his biggest joys was working as a camp counselor at Camp Edwards YMCA in East Troy, WI, cherishing his summers there. Dad loved playing football during his time as a student at Illinois Weslyan. After working for Sears in Chicago, he was recognized for his wit and financial acumen at a young age, and began working in the insurance industry. At just 27 years young, knowing first-hand the need for insurance for diabetics, he started his own company, Jon W. Hall & Associates, providing insurance coverage for diabetics only, greatly improving the quality of life for countless diabetics. He was a board member of the Kansas City chapter of the American Diabetes Association, winning numerous awards and recognition for his dedication to finding a cure for diabetes.
Dad sowed the seeds of philanthropy into each of us at an early age, exposing us to those who had less and who needed help the most; he was incredibly generous. While teaching us to count our blessings, he also taught us to love camping, exploring, music and following our passions. We will never forget his beautiful voice in the church choir, or how he would break into song on every car trip.
Dad’s love for our family was boundless. He especially adored time with his grandchildren, whom he was extremely proud of. He treasured time spent with his brothers and sister, and life-long friends. He supported us all through life’s challenges, he was our biggest fan, our rescuer and our comforter – always there for us. We will forever miss his presence in our lives. Dad loved the Lord, and we know we will see him again in our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Interment private in response to the growing COVID-19 Pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation appreciated. For info: 630-832-4161.
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