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Dr. James Leroy Suthoff

November 21, 1954 — March 25, 2023

Springfield, Missouri

Dr. James Leroy Jim” Suthoff, D.O., 68, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, at CoxHealth Medical Center South in Springfield surrounded by family.

He was born November 21, 1954, in Jefferson City, to Andrew Henry and Celeste Elizabeth (Strope) Suthoff.

He was a 1972 graduate of Helias High School and received his Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Jim achieved his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at Botsford General Hospital in Michigan.

He was united in marriage on September 9, 1983, in St. Thomas to Diane Michelle Scott who survives at the home.

Doc Jim practiced as an Anesthesiologist for various hospitals including the last 20 years with the CoxHealth Medical System of Springfield.

He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.  Doc Jim enjoyed hunting, his Canada fishing trips, woodworking, tending to his beehives, and spending time on his farm. Mostly, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family. He was always quick to give updates on his children and their families and share the pictures he had of his grandchildren.  The highlight of his day was the daily photo sent to him of Killian and Aubrey.  Jims extended family was also very important to Jim. From growing up on the farm along the Osage River, the pool parties in the backyard, hayrides at Thanksgiving, and Cardinal ballgames, Jim always enjoyed time with family. Jim was mischievous and daring and the stories of his youth are often retold as family favorites.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Suthoff, Springfield; two children, Dr. Stephanie (Matt) Brooks, Kansas City, MO; Adam Suthoff (Gregory Lush), Springfield; two grandchildren, Killian Brooks and Aubrey Brooks; his mother-in-law, Shirley Scott, Mountain View, MO; six siblings, Sam (Shelly) Suthoff, St. Peters, MO; Nancy Wekenborg, Jefferson City; Diane (Jim) Holzer, St. Charles, MO; Doug (DeAnne) Suthoff, Independence, MO; Jeff Suthoff, Jefferson City; Scott (Tracy) Suthoff, St. Thomas; and a sister-in-law, Lucy Suthoff, St. Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Steve Suthoff; brother-in-law, Dan Wekenborg; a nephew, David Suthoff; and his father-in-law, Don Scott.

Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City, Missouri with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in St. Thomas, Missouri with the Rev. Leonard Mukiibi officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Parkinsons Foundation.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. James Leroy Suthoff, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 31, 2023

4:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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14818 Route B, St. Thomas, MO 65076

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