James M. Jirousek

James M. Jirousek

February 28, 1935 – June 9, 2021

Age 86, passed away on June 9th surrounded by his loving family. Survived by wife of 64 years, Josephine; daughter, Peggy, son, Steve (Jan), daughter, Patricia (Ron), daughter, Julie (Christopher); grandchildren: Matt, Joe, Casey, Madeline, and Hannah.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 14th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, June 15th at 11am at the Resurrection Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army and Josie Harper Hospice House.

To view live broadcast of the Vigil Service and Graveside Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.


Jim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to John M. and Lona C. Jirousek.  He received his BA in Architecture from UNL. 

Jim married Josephine Ann Ruterbories on March 2, 1957, and recently celebrated their 64th anniversary.  Together they raised four amazing children and doted on five wonderful grandchildren. 

Over the course of their life together, they lived in Havelock, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, and Dallas, Texas.  They designed and built a home for the family in Omaha, NE.  While in Dallas, TX, they founded Jirousek and Associates, a healthcare facility consulting firm. 

Jim was an avid fan of the Huskers, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs.  He was an active member of Kiwanis where he developed many friendships. 

His “dad jokes” received the expected eye rolls and groans.  They were meant to make everyone smile.  He loved to laugh and make others laugh.  





  • Mike & Pam Smiricky Posted June 11, 2021 10:57 am

    Jo, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May our Lord Jesus Christ receive him and look upon you and your family. We are here should you need anything. Mike & Pam

  • Jeanne Barmettler Posted June 11, 2021 4:01 pm

    Dear Jo and family, I miss the cheerfulness and kindness of Jim in our neighborhood. He so often would hail me during our comings and goings, and our brief chats would always brighten my days. May he Rest In Peace. I am here, Jo, if you need anything.

  • Suzette (Suiter) Woodward Posted June 11, 2021 11:19 pm

    Dear Jirousek Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and father. My wonderful memories of spending the night at Patty’s house included Jo and Jim (really Mr. And Mrs. Jirousek)! Thank you for including me in your family. I’m sorry I’m out of town for the visitation. Love to you all, especially Patty♥️.

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