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Carl Munroe Heppenstall, 58, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Advent Health in Merriam, Kansas surrounded by his loved ones after a tough battle with lung cancer.
Carl was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ned and Judie Heppenstall, and his brother, David. He was survived by his wife, Brenda, and his children, Nathan and Jessica.
He grew up in Denver, Colorado, graduating from Cherry Creek High School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in 1985 and was a member of Acacia fraternity where he met some of his best lifelong friends.
Carl met his wife of over 30 years, Brenda, in Denver of 1988. They moved to Kansas City together in 1989 and were married in Westminster, Colorado on August 17, 1991.
Carl began his career in anti-money laundering (AML) at American Century Investments in 1992 where he worked for over 16 years. Between 2009 and 2014, he held various AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance positions. The last eight years of his life, he was an AML and regulatory compliance consultant at RSM where he traveled weekly prior to the pandemic. Carl was a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), was a Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional (CAFP), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He was a brilliant and dedicated worker.
Carl had a strong passion for classical music, rock music, dogs, art, Michigan football, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting KC. He also loved reading various types of literature, writing his own poems, and meditating. Carl had occasional success in playing tennis, racquetball, and golf.
Carl was a loving husband, fantastic father, awesome son, supportive brother, caring friend, and a patient mentor to many. He will be greatly missed and forever be in our hearts.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Shelter 1 in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66219. You may RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carl-heppenstalls-celebration-of-life-registration-301967471837
Please note that an RSVP is not required to attend, however it is helpful for the family’s planning purposes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Karis Community in Denver, Colorado or to A Light for Zimbabwe, the non-profit founded by his aunt Sue Heppenstall.