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Loarn Leo Bucl 1952 - 2021
Loarn Leo Bucl

SUBLETTE — Loarn Leo Bucl, 69, of Sublette, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in hospice in Kansas City, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 11, 1952, in La Crosse, Kan., to Ernest and Hedy Bucl. 

He graduated from Otis-Bison High School and attended Kansas State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Crop Protection. On April 16, 1977, he married Janet Sullivan in Holton. They made their home in Sublette, where he established and ran a business as a crop consultant in the Southwest Kan. region. 

Loarn had a passion for all things related to agriculture, including crop production and entomology. He loved to teach and share his knowledge with others. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed sharing these experiences with family and friends.  

He was an active member and served on the boards of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants, Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants, and the Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education.

Survivors include his four sons, Casper (Jenni) of McKinney, Texas, Lucas (Lindsay) of Overland Park, Kan., Sheldon of Overland Park, Kan., and Colby of Lenexa, Kan.; three brothers, Craig, Bradley and Bryan; one sister, Diana Sunley; and five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Owen, Carter, Jackson and Leo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; mother Hedy and father Ernest.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, with prayer service and time of sharing at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. Interment will be in Bohemian National Cemetery, Timken. The family is planning a celebration of life in Sublette, Kan., at a later date. Memorial gifts can be made to the Loarn Bucl Memorial Scholarship or the Bohemian National Cemetery, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 31, 2021