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Jeffrey "Jeff" Dale Wiltfang, Age: 60
Feb 09, 1963 - Mar 02, 2023

Jeffrey (Jeff) Dale Wiltfang died in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on March 2, 2023 at the age of 60. 

Jeff was born on February 9, 1963 to Dale and Ann Wiltfang in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He lived in Mansfield, South Dakota; Dodge City, Kansas and Topeka, Kansas before settling in the Kansas City area in 1975.  After Jeff graduated from Raytown South Senior High School in 1981, he went on to college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Jeff started his career in restaurant management while in college. He worked for Gilbert Robinson Restaurant Group part-time in Kansas City and then continued full-time after college.  With that group he worked for Plaza III The Steakhouse, Parkway 600 Grill and Fedora Café & Bar. In 1995, Jeff transitioned to the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club as Executive General Manager and remained in that role for the next 12 years. Later, he worked in executive and management positions at the Kansas City Country Club, Staley Farms Golf Club, Trezo Vino Wine Bistro, The National Golf Club, The Dubliner, Barley’s Kit & Tap, Bar K, Gram and Dun and Gravity.  He had an extensive understanding of the restaurant business and credited his knowledge to the incredible individuals he worked with.  He loved Kansas City and was privileged to work with and meet so many of Kansas City’s finest.

Jeff cherished his family and friends and was devoted to his pets. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter and cyclist.  He was a good conversationalist and had many interests.  He was passionate about food and enjoyed his garden. Through his generosity and leadership skills, Jeff influenced many lives.

Jeff is survived by the loves of his life, his children, John (Jack) Wiltfang, James Wiltfang and Molly Wiltfang all of Lee’s Summit; his former wife Andrea Wiltfang of Lee’s Summit; his sisters Becky Karlan of Denver, Wendy Dietrich (Diamond) of St. Louis, and Lori Haire (Jim) of Overland Park; and by his many nieces and nephews and their families.  He is preceded in death by his parents Dale and Ann Wiltfang and his brother-in-law Charles Karlan.

A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Raytown, Missouri with a reception to follow.  All are welcome to attend to celebrate Jeff’s life.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 16536, 6429 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133 or to the established Jeff Wiltfang memorial with ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 205, Overland Park, KS 66202 or at:

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Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church
6429 Blue Ridge Blvd
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Date of Service:
Mar 18, 2023
Time of Service:
10:00 AM
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Luz Fischer-Flores Mar 07, 2023

Jenny’ mother in law ,Glastonbury ,Connecticut

My deepest condolences to the Wiltfang family, to Becky , Jenny and their family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Lockwood Mar 07, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I just remember Jeff growing up in the church. He was about the age of one of our kids, and he always seemed to be friendly to everyone. After he married and had children, again it was so much fun to see his kids interact at church. My grand-daughter and Jack had fun together during high school. I hadn't seen the kids for a long time, but always had good memories. So sorry he left us too soon, but know that he is at rest with our Lord now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Blessings, Linda Lockwood

Jan Papenfuss Mar 07, 2023

Friend of Wiltfangs ,Omaha/Sarasota ,Nebraska

So sorry to hear of his passing. Jan Papenfuss

Jan Papenfuss Mar 07, 2023

Friend ,Omaha ,Nebraska

I winter in Florida and summer in Nebraska. You can always get me via email. What a deal, the old guard is dying off. Jan

Debbie Cardona Mar 08, 2023

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

My sincere condolences to your family

Traci Williams Mar 12, 2023

Friend co-worker ,Kc ,Missouri

Jeff was a great boss! We started at stadium club, & he would call me whenever he needed some back up. So many memories! Prayers to his family. He will truly be missed by many of his stadium club family!

Christian Kopp Mar 13, 2023

Friend, colleague, fraternity brother ,Austin ,Texas

Jeff Wiltfang, you were an awesome manager, friend and fraternity brother. I think you nearly employed the entire CMSU Greek system at the KC Royals Stadium club in the late 90’s and we thank you. Thanks also for teaching us to be better servers and for your leadership. You were a fantastic guy that will be missed. Prayers to you and your family. RIP, my friend. 🙏🫶

Richard McPeake Mar 15, 2023

Co workers GR ,Shawnee ,Kansas

My prayers and thought are with your family. We had a long restaurant relationship for o we 20 years. Jeff was always fun to be around and work with! Also in BBQ co petitions! You will be missed and remembered!!


Brother in Law ,SAN LUIS POTOSI

I always admired Jeff and I will miss him for ever.

Sheila Hannigan Mar 17, 2023

aunt and great aunt ,St Paul ,Minnesota

All I want to say is with Love forever to you all love Sheila