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.