Obituaries detail

J. Michael Nauman Jr.

8/11/1970 - 9/5/2020


J. Michael Nauman Jr. died September 5, 2020. He was a Kansas City native, born and raised in the south metro.  He attended Rockhurst High School and Kansas University.  Mike was a great athlete, an avid golfer, as well as a devoted fan of the Chiefs and Jayhawks.  A salesman at heart, he spent his career in the IT field most recently with Pure Storage Inc. (Mountain View, CA).


Doing what he loved, being active and with friends, he had an accident on his bicycle. His injuries led to his untimely passing.  Michaels passion for life and friendship was unparalleled.  “He never met a stranger,” and he always wanted to leave you better. Whether by his love for his son, his adoration for his parents, his devotion to his fiancée or his need to give you some trouble”, his interest in YOU was undeniable and heartfelt.  Seeing the best in us, we got to witness the best in him.  


Michael passed before his parents Mike and Carol, his son Aidan Hamaker, his brother Tim and nephew Jupiter and niece Lumina, his fiancée Michele, and her children Camden and Delaney, and, last but not least, his dog Bear.  Michael continued to give his love for life by donating his organs.  Five people have received the gift of a better life. The world is truly better for his time in it!  


A private family service is planned.  A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.  In lieu of flowers. please consider a donation to Midwest Transplant Network 


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Terri Foudray Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I met Mike through Janet when we played in a golf tournament together. Mike and I stayed in touch and did some business networking. I have met few people with the genuine and caring spirit that was extremely evident in Mike. I felt fortunate to know him. I can't imagine the heartache you are feeling for the loss of such a wonderful person. But, I know it would have been far worse to never have known Mike. He definitely added so much by being in this world. My condolences to Janet and you all.

Melinda Dixon Sep 11 ,2020

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I'm so very sorry to hear of Michael passing. He was always so warm, friendly, fun, and genuine. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Prayers and comfort during this time and the days ahead.

Monica Saville Sep 12 ,2020

Friend ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Sending many prayers to Mike’s family!! I still cannot believe he’s left this earth. As I look back at pictures and remember the many times we had lunches together, happy hours, hanging out, dinners.... it’s still unimaginable to me that he’s no longer here. I met Mike at Sprint and we became good friends. He adored his son Aidan and talked about him frequently to me, as well as his love and strong family bond with his parents and Tim. We were both huge KU fans and alumni and I remember how crazy excited we were when KU won the NCAA basketball championship. Lots of memories! We had birthdays close together so we’d celebrate each other’s... mine Aug 3rd and his the 11th. I’m certain Mike is in full on angel mode now, watching over his family and friends.

Carissa Lindbloom Sep 13 ,2020

friend of Michelle ,Frontenac ,Kansas

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

sharon Christy Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Mike and Carol I am heart sick because of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Thinking of you with love. Sharon

Russ & Jill Maloney Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Our hearts are broken for Mike’s family, Michele and selfishly ourselves over the loss of a great friend. Mike’s larger than life personality was a true gift. Everyone loved to be around him because he always made you feel important. His laugh was infectious and something I’ll terribly miss. There’s no replacing Mike as he was truly one of a kind. I know I’m a better person just because I was blessed enough to be his friend. Sending all the love and hugs I can to the entire family. You’ll never be forgotten, Mike. ALL RISE!

V. Hauanio Sep 13 ,2020

friend ,Paso Robles ,California


Kerre Markus Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Prairie village ,Kansas

To Mike Sr, Carol, Aiden, Tim and Aunt memories of Mike and your family are those that I will never forget. When we were bummed ..we used to joke.and say let's do chili night at your home. As it always made him peaceful seeing you guys. He talked me into a stationary bike like his during this covid stuff..and we would talk/laugh about memories while riding..a month or so ago he mentioned he hoped that he had a relationship with Aiden like he had with you guys.. My comment " that will be hard to beat Mike but you are on the right track".. He laughed, said awwww then told me to bike faster.. I am so very, very sorry. There are not words. Just wanted to thank you for raising such a great guy. He will not be forgotten. Ever. Hugs Kerre Markus

Kenneth and Patricia Legenza Sep 13 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

So very very sorry for your tragic loss. You are in our prayers and deepest thoughts always. Love Ken & Patty Made a contribution to the transplant team

Tony Jackson Sep 14 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sprint and common friends provided Mike and I an initial connection which grew stronger over time... based largely on a desire to enjoy (and participate in!) all of the 'good trouble' he was always stirring up. Mike's positive energy and fun-loving nature was contagious and led to many great times/experiences, plus an expanding circle of like-minded friends and acquaintances. Bottom line... Mike was 'good people' and one of the biggest hearted people I've known. He'll definitely be missed, but will live on in the hearts of those he touched, including me. My deepest condolences to Michelle and his family.

Peter and Jill Brake Sep 14 ,2020

Friends ,Belton ,Missouri

Mike, Carol and Tim- Jill and I were so sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. We are thinking of you and remembering Michael as we knew him, the outgoing and friendly neighbor kid with a ready, brilliant smile and easy laugh. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Aaron Sep 14 ,2020

Customer ,Overland Park ,Kansas

It's not often that I meet someone and think "that person is a genuinely good person and someone I could be friends with". Mike was that type of person though. I'm saddened that we've lost one of the good guys.

Jim Quinly Sep 14 ,2020

Family friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

The entire Quinly clan sends you our sincere condolences and our continued prayers for the loss of a loving and caring son, father, brother, nephew and friend. Our hearts ache with you as we remember the light and joy he brought to us all.

Tracey MacDonald Sep 14 ,2020

Past Co-worker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

It has been a very long time since I have spoken to Mike but we used to work together at AirTouch Paging. I always remember how happy and outgoing he was. There wasn’t a single person that didn’t like him and he always made everyone feel good by just being around him. I am sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

Julie Madden Sep 14 ,2020

Sister to Tony Matteoni, Mikes friend ,San Diego ,California

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with your family. May God bless and comfort you.

Mike Conaghan Sep 15 ,2020

Former coworker ,Leawood ,Kansas

I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Sprint. He was one of those guys who was always went out of his way to be approachable, warm and friendly. He was as a great guy. Condolences to your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bridget Staker Sep 15 ,2020

Family Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

I was so very sad to learn about this! You all have been in my thoughts and prayers! I have lots of great memories of Michael from growing up, the Staker Family Christmas Parties, and time out at your house in the country! Many prayers! Love, Bridget

Larry and Charla Manica Sep 15 ,2020

Family friends back to Stifel days ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dear Mike, Carol and Tim. Our hearts ache for your anguish. We fondly remember good times together. Words are inadequate. You are in our prayers. May God hold you gently in the Palm of His Hand.

Dave Stangohr Sep 16 ,2020

Father's Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Mike, Carol and your whole family - I am terribly saddened to hear of Michael's passing. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but if he was anything like his father, he was an outstanding and caring individual. My prayers go out to all that knew and loved Michael. May God's peace be on you in this sad time.

thomas muehlebach Sep 16 ,2020

friend ,olathe ,Kansas

Mike and Carol, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and Michael are in our prayers and that God's plans, although sometimes sad and mysterious, keep us all close to His heart. With love, Tom and Rosie

Karen Borgstrom Sep 16 ,2020

Former colleague ,Olathe ,Kansas

I am very sorry for your tragic loss. I knew Mike from Sprint. He was a great guy who enjoyed life to the fullest. I have a lot of fun memories of him. Although we haven’t talked for years, I can still hear and see him laughing! He spoke so often of his deep bond with his family. He loved and adored all of you! It’s quite a shock that he’s gone. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Billie Fabregat Sep 18 ,2020

Friend of his parents ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Mike, although I had not met your son, the pain of losing him must be unfathomable. I am thinking of you both, and wish the pain lightens quickly. If he was anything like you, and I suspect he might have been, the world has lost a true gem. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Billie Fabregat

Michael Bossert Sep 22 ,2020

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

I just became aware of Mike’s tragic passing, we had stayed in touch over the years as our paths crossed in IT Sales. Growing up with Mike in the old neighborhood had so many special memories and good times playing basketball and running around in the woods in Belton. Mike never changed and was always a kind person with a big beautiful personality that always put others before himself. My deepest condolences go out to all of Mike’s family and loved ones, I can only imagine the pain and suffering you are going through. Sending prayers during this difficult time, RIP Mike we will always remember and love you my friend!! Mike Bossert