James ‘Jim’ W. Kmoch

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

James ‘Jim’ W. Kmoch

Oct. 18, 1944 - April 6, 2018

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — James ‘Jim’ W. Kmoch, age 73, of York, Neb., died Friday, April 6, 2018, at Grand Island.

He was born Oct. 18, 1944, to James and Emma (Novotny) Kmoch in Columbus, Neb., but was raised on the farm in Leigh, Neb. Jim was married to Carol Wedberg on June 21, 1969, in Lincoln, Neb. Jim and Carol were members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York.

Jim was a graduate of Leigh High School, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and had his master’s degree in swine nutrition. He was a sales representative for Cornhusker Farms, and also later for Waldo Genetics.

Jim enjoyed Nebraska Cornhusker football, sports in general, and also enjoyed playing fantasy football. He was an overall people-person, loving father, an excellent listener, and was known for his amazing smile. Jim especially enjoyed watching his grandson, Landon, play sports.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher (Jana) Kmoch and grandson, Landon of McCook, Neb., and Kevin Kmoch of O’Neill, Neb.; brother, Thomas (Sheila) Kmoch of Leigh, Neb.; sister-in-law, Joyce Kmoch of Sacramento, Calif.; and niece, Heidi Kmoch of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and his brother, Don.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. om Thursday, April 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York with the Rev. Monsignor James Reinert officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. that same evening at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com.

Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.