6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
April 1, 1938 ~ March 11, 2018
James J. Hajek age 79 passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Sumner County Hospital District #1 in Caldwell, KS. He was born April 1, 1938 in Enid, OK to Frank and Arleen (Brown) Hajek. He was a 1957 graduate to Caldwell High School.
He married Wilma Scheihing in 1961. He worked as a wheat and cattle farmer on the family farm. He attended automotive school for two years and served his country for six years in the Army before returning to farming. He enjoyed family vacations, camping and old steam tractors. He built his own steam tractor for the ground up and traveled to numerous tractor shows sharing his love and interest in steam power. Jim’s favorite pastime was to tinker in his shop repairing his farm equipment and imagining ways to make life on the farm easier by building a grain cleaner, stubble burner and various inventions.
Family and friends knew him for his sense of humor. He told jokes and pulled pranks on his friends for fun.
He is survived by his wife Wilma, daughters Sandra Parsons (Bill) of West Siloam Springs, OK and Amy Hajek (Peter Perretti) of Ashville, NC; grandsons John Parsons, Joe Parsons and James Parsons and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Assembly of God, Caldwell, KS.
Memorial may be given in memory or Jim to Sumner County Hospital District #1 and left in care of the mortuary.