James R. Eklund, 62, of Topeka passed away Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, at Midland Hospice House. Jim was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Topeka, Ks., the son of Laurence and Marilou Eklund. Jim attended Topeka West High, graduating in 1968, and attended Washburn University. Jim was a salesman in the grocery retail business before selling windows & overhead doors for Ray Anderson Co. from 1985-2010. Jim enjoyed hunting & fishing and playing golf with friends and was an amazing athlete all of his life. He was married to Katherine Wilson on Feb. 16, 1985. She survives. He was preceded in death by his father Laurence Eklund and brother Jack Eklund. Surviving are his mother Marilou Eklund of Topeka, Ks.; his sister Joyce Constant of Lexington, Va.; and his brother Jerry Eklund of Topeka, Ks.; his children Emily Martin of San Antonio, Tx., and Eric Eklund of Manhattan, Ks.; and 2 grandchildren. Jim is at peace at Midwest Cremation Society. We will have a celebration of life at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Brookwood Covenant Church, 3601 SW 33rd St., Topeka. James R. Eklund
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Jan. 28, 2013