Kirk Liles, 48, of Pacific Junction, IA, passed away at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA on September 1, 2018. Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood, IA with Pastor Darrell Hopp officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the funeral home.
Memorials: Directed to the family
Kirk Anthony Liles, one of five children of Dewey and Marjorie (Duncan) Liles, was born on January 10, 1970 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the Glenwood High School with the Class of 1988. Kirk worked various jobs following school. He made his home in Pacific Junction, Iowa and was retired from working as a bakery manager at Baker's in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Kirk was a country type of guy who enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and morel mushroom hunting. He liked to fix trucks, enjoyed an occasional nap, and was a great donut maker. Spending time with friends, but especially with his family brought much joy to his life. He was a great guy and a good friend to all who knew him and will be truly missed.
Kirk passed away on September 1, 2018 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, at the age of 48 years, 7 months, and 22 days. He was preceded in death by his father Dewey Liles; and mother and stepfather, Marjorie and Wilbur Schlange.
Kirk is survived by his wife Linda of Pacific Junction; children, Jessie Liles and fiancé Nick Waschkowski of Council Bluffs, Angel (Wes) Hill of Tabor, IA, Adam Liles, Abby Liles, and Allison Liles, all of Pacific Junction; step children, Amanda (David) Haliburton of Omaha, Jeff Neppl, Joshua Neppl and fiancé Andrea Bloemer, all of Glenwood, and Hunter Akers of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Lynn (Joe) Harris of Omaha, Cherie (Jay) Riddle of North Platte, NE, Mark Liles of Pacific Junction; and Leslie (Carol) Liles of Dell City, IN; other relatives; and many, many friends.
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I just heard of Kirk's passing. I am so sorry and find it hard to believe. I am a "older" lady who worked at Baker's when Kirk did. He was a amazing young man and we shared his love of fishing with the same passion that my husband does. He always shared his "big fish" stories with me and I shared my husbands with him. Just so hard for me to accept this. Sending my love to all his family;
Praying for y'all didn't know you well but I know my brother in law Leslie liles my ❤ breaks for all of you prayers sent your way from the Frazier family
Kirk was one of the nicest guys who hung around our teenage group! Always had a smile on his face and never said no to talking me for a motorcycle ride! He will be missed! My condolences to Linda and his family.
I remember many, many good times with Kirk and his brothers growing up at Foose's trailer park on RR3 just outside of Glenwood. We may have got into a little mischief from time to time, but most of it was really harmless stuff young men do growing up.
I recall the 2 of us doing a little partying which led us to the city baseball complex late one rainy summer night (probably about 1 or 2 AM). We were trying to figure out how to turn the field lights on and when we finally did, realized with low clouds that it lit up half the town!!!.... we couldn't get them to turn off so Kirk said, "let's get the F×c% outa here Smurf". We jumped in my car and I was gonna head back through town and Kirk was like, "now way man, that's stupid, cops will be coming from that way, head up the hill to the church parking lot and kill the lights". So I thought that was a smart idea and we did just that. No sooner did we get parked and lights out when sure enough, here came the law. We watched them fumble around in the rain for at least 15 - 20 minutes trying to get the lights out while we sat in the dry car and laughed our buts off!
Time and life take people in a lot of different directions which separate us from friends we experienced life with, shared laughs with and grew up with. I'm sad Kirk isn't here anymore! I regret not reaching out over the years to attempt to stay in touch.
My heart goes out to all who suffer from this loss. Kirk was a good friend, great person and will be missed. His laugh was so infectious!
I raise my glass in celebration of the life, the memories and the legacy he left behind. I love and miss you my friend. May the heavens greet you with abundant fish, green grass and blue skies.
Kirk was a truly amazing young man.. Pete and I enjoyed sitting with him so much at the ball games. Always great to be around. May God be with you all at this time of need.
Kirk was my boss at Baker's for two years. He was a simple guy who just wanted to relax and fish, but he had a lot to teach me too. He was always trying to make me laugh and cheer me up when I was stressed. I know he stood out as a kind easy going person everyone got a long with. I'm grateful I got to work with him as long as I did. Prayers to his family.
Prayers to the family. May god give u strength to hold on to each other. God bless u all.
Sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Kirk in the Bakery at Bakers
Kirk was an amazing person. He made work at bakers fun and easy to get thru. You will be missed by so many. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and all those you touched.
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