Kevin Edward Schukman, of Hays, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 at his home. He was born January 25, 1955 in Hays to Edward John Schukman and Sybilla (Giebler) Schukman. He graduated from Hays High School in 1973. On September 19, 2005 he married Kathleen Mae Herrman in Great Bend, Kansas.
Loving, gentle, compassionate, and welcoming to all, no matter the circumstances, Kevin was a fine example of what a real man should be. Active in Kiwanis, especially the flag program, he was also involved in Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Catholic Campus Center at Fort Hays, Hays Chamber of Commerce, charity golf tournaments, and Chiefs! Chiefs! Chiefs! He would willingly drop everything to help anyone - even for a leaky toilet - offering his talents as plumber, carpenter, electrician, or IT guru. He was employed by Eagle Communications for many years.
Kevin showed his love for friends and family by cooking for them, especially taco Tuesdays with his grandchildren. Above all, Kevin loved and prioritized family, especially honing his talents as a doting grandpa. It’s not easy to lose Kevin, but it will always be easy to honor him by sharing our memories, helping others, loving our families, enjoying good food, and cheering on our Chiefs!
He is survived by his daughters, Sarah (Josh) Smith, (Hays, KS); and Suzanne (Eric Cline) Whitaker, (Kansas City, MO); and step daughter Carrie (Jesse) Goetz, (Topeka, KS); one sister and three brothers; Jay and Nancy Schukman (Richmond, VA); John and Linda Schukman (Lansing, KS); Ruth Schukman-Dakotas and Dan Dakotas (De Soto, KS) and Mark and Gloria Schukman (Overland Park, KS); and grandchildren Carter Jones, Laylah Pfannenstiel, Kolyn Pfannenstiel, and Ella Smith, and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, grandparents, and other loved ones.
Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St Joseph Catholic Church, 215 West 13th Street Hays, KS 67601, with Father Richard Daise officiating. Inurnment will be at 4:00 PM in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a parish vigil service at 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: ARC of Hays, or Friends of St. Anne’s Girls’ School-Kenya (FOSA) scholarship honoring Kevin and Kathy Schukman.
Services in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, Kansas 67601.
Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com.