Jack Munchrath

Jack Munchrath

May 19, 1938 – August 24, 2020


Jack, the son of Leo and Naomi Munchrath was born May 19, 1938 in Defiance, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Joyce.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons: Kyle (Janet), Greg (Chantelle); and Brad (Amy); daughter, Jill Wesack (Mike); two brothers, Dick (Joan) and Bob (Kelle); and sister, Linda Lehan (Dennis); twelve grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Jack was a member of Carpenters Union Local 427.  He was an excellent carpenter and did beautiful work.  Jack retired from Omaha Public Schools with 24 dedicated years as a carpenter in the Maintenance Department.

Jack played baseball in his twenties.  He was a pitcher for his Town Team in Iowa.  Later, when he moved to Omaha, he played slow pitch softball in a Church League also a City League, still being the pitcher.  After he retired from playing, he was umpire for many years.  One of Jack’s most beloved memories was that of coaching his sons in their Little League baseball teams.  He coached for many years!  He was active in his Church and chaired many projects.  Many will remember him as the “fun” Bingo caller at St. Richard’s.

After his retirement he enjoyed gardening and working with wood.  He loved to fish and play cards.  His greatest joy was to watch his grandkids play ball!

Jack was a hard worker and took good care of his family.  Bless you dear Jack…rest in peace!

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, August 27th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, August 28th, 10am, St. James Catholic Church (4710 N. 90th St.)  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. James Catholic Church.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil or Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the View Live Service button on our homepage.





  • Dave Freund Posted August 25, 2020 8:42 pm

    Jack was a legend. One of the good guys. Always looked up to him. All the respect for him and his great family.

  • Clayton & Carol Posted August 26, 2020 7:39 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. He truly was a great guy!!

  • Keith Blum Posted August 26, 2020 9:48 am

    At an early age, Jack was a very important mentor to me. He taught me how to hunt, fish, play cards and most importantly how to be a better person. Later, in life, he became truly another brother to me. He was a great husband to my sister and great father to his children. My condolences to them all. I will cherish all the fond memories I have of Jack, always…

  • Bob Coooney Posted August 26, 2020 10:26 am

    I remember Jack as a kind, and considerate person who was highly competitive and loved and talked about his family and friends as the most important things in his life. My condolences to his family on his loss. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Rich and Karen Porter Posted August 26, 2020 10:30 am

    So many great Browne Street memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marilyn, and all of the children.

  • Tim Maloney Posted August 26, 2020 12:35 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Munchrath during this difficult time. Jack was always a good friend of our family. He was on of the first ones there when my dad passed away. He was an amazing man and will be missed.

  • Dave Wennstedt Posted August 26, 2020 3:00 pm

    Jack – Our pitcher for our many Tiger Tom softball teams. What a great guy and a wonderful family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You will be missed.

  • Bob and Sheryl Fallert Posted August 26, 2020 3:20 pm

    Sending out prayers
    Always liked jack he was a very friendly person
    Best to all the family

  • Leo & Marj Kramer Posted August 27, 2020 9:05 am

    Our deepest sympathy and friendship to you Marilyn, and your family, in the loss of Jack! We have so many great memories of the early years in the 60’s when we were all just married and had so many fun evenings together playing cards and enjoying each others company. Where did the time go? Love & God bless!

  • Mary Shearer/Vlasak Posted August 27, 2020 4:24 pm

    Dear Marilyn, I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Jack. What a blessing to have you both as my next door neighbor not only once but twice. So many wonderful memories come to mind. I will be watching the vigil and funeral during the live streaming option. Sending you the biggest hug. Love Mary

  • John Goeser Posted August 27, 2020 6:34 pm

    Munchrath Family, I am sorry for your loss, Jack always knew me when he came up to the old home town on various occasions. I hope he had a peaceful parting. I’m glad he had such a great life. Sincerely, John

  • Linda and Bill Ebbinga Posted August 27, 2020 8:45 pm

    Dear Marilyn and all the Family. I join my son, David, in sending my love and respect for Jack. He was always so kind and personable. He took great care to be hospitable when we would visit. God bless his soul and keep him close to Him. You all are in my prayers and I send my regrets that I cannot be there with you all due to my recent surgery. You are in my prayers and heart. “Blessed are they who morn as they will be comforted….”
    We are thinking and praying for you all. What a wonderful legacy Jack has left for all of us. His kindness and honesty and good work ethic will be remembered. We join you in missing this dear man. God bless, comfort and guide you all.

  • Mchael Szynskie Posted August 28, 2020 7:51 am

    Greg & Family…. So sorry to hear about your Dad (Jack) He was a good man.
    We are living in Arizona now for the last two years.
    Our lives go through a lot of changes, but these years that we are now in are the toughest.
    God Bless & nothing but the best for your family’s.
    Mike & Deb Szynskie

  • Jeff/Bonnie Scott Posted August 28, 2020 9:57 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Jim Fleming Jr. Posted August 28, 2020 7:47 pm

    Marilyn & Family. :
    We are sad to see the passing
    Of Jack.
    We used to have a great time
    Scheduling the Catholic Men’s
    Softball tournaments at his house.
    That was the good old days and
    I got to know what a great guy he
    Was. I got to know Marilyn and the
    Family .
    I played softball against him but
    That didn’t stop us for being good

    Love & prayers
    Margy & Jim Fleming

  • Christopher Mitchell Posted August 29, 2020 3:31 pm

    My condolences to the Munchrath family. May God’s love and healing be with all of you, and may Jack rest in peace.

  • Carol Thoma Dugan Posted September 26, 2020 7:23 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s death. My memories of you both are treasured. We lost Mike 15 years ago, and I still live and love Estes Park, Colorado. My sympathy to you, your family and all who loved Jack!.
    Carol Thoma Dugan

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *