James "Jim" Gerstner, 77, Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at his home.

He was born Aug. 23, 1942 in Hays to Edward and Germaine Gerstner.

He was a painting contractor for many years in the Kansas City/Johnson County area.

Survivors include his his wife, Conni, and his forever companion, Pixel, of the home; a son, Mike Gerstner; two daughters, Terri Daum and husband, Jim, Pryor, Okla., and Shari Thurston and husband, Jason, Overland Park; a sister, Sheila Dalrympl and husband, Mike, Topeka; and six grandchildren Collin, Grant, Paige and Lydia Gerstner, and Jacey and Braydon Thurston;

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Janice Walters.  No services at this time.

Family suggests donations to Wayside Waifs of Kansas City.