James B. Hohenstein

James B. Hohenstein
August 7, 1948 – June 1, 2021

Jim Hohenstein, born August 7, 1948 and died June 1, 2021.  He was preceded in death by parents, William and Lillian; brother, Doug; sister, Sarah Mertes.
He is survived by his wife, Jill; children: Heather Blasing (Doug), Bryan Hohenstein II (Kari), Tara Sprakel (Luke), Morgan Timperley (Dylan), and Brandon Hohenstein; grandchildren: Cole, Grant, Brett, Kelsey, Bradyn, Kamryn, Benjamin, Hudson and Landry; brother, William (Suzanne); sister-in-law, Vicki Hohenstein; many other family members and friends.

Jim was a caring a creative man. He had a love of nature, design, and poetry.  Jim was a well-known and respected architect and was fortunate to have a true passion for his work. He worked for HDR for 36 years, specializing in healthcare design, and was the lead on many large projects including Children’s Hospital in Omaha. Jim was a great listener, mentor, and coach. He loved sports, especially baseball and the Boston Red Sox.  Much of his time was spent cheering on his kids and grandkids at sporting events and sitting fireside enjoying a cold lemonade.

Jim had a long and courageous battle with cancer for the past 22 years and he passed away peacefully at home with his whole family by his side.

The family suggests memorials to Rejoice! Lutheran Church or to Habitat for Humanity.

VISITATION: Sunday, June 6th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Monday, June 7th at 11am at Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th Street.


  • Arnold Rivera Posted June 3, 2021 6:17 pm

    I am deeply sad for the lost of a great friend We team up hard work and laughter as we traveled from one project to another. You will be in mind and heart.

  • Lauren Castillo Posted June 5, 2021 4:29 pm

    When I was a little girl, I remember Uncle Jim being so positive and optimistic about everything. I am sorry to see such an amazing person be gone. I love y’all, and I am thinking about everybody who is having a difficult time with him being gone. ❤️

  • Kris Speicher Posted June 5, 2021 9:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family during this time.

  • Debbie Shelton Posted June 6, 2021 1:28 pm

    We are so so to hear about Jim! Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you! We will forever remember the fun times and laughs we had in the stands watching the boys! He always had a smile on his face and a welcoming hug! He will forever be in your hearts! God Bless!

  • Paul and Julie Concannon Posted June 7, 2021 12:05 pm

    Jill and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing away. It was a pleasure to know him and to get to work with him on a couple of projects. Please know our prayers are with you.

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