James William Dinsmore, M.D.

James William Dinsmore, M.D.

April 5, 1929 – March 22, 2023

VISITATION: Tuesday, March 28th, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.

SERVICE: Wednesday, March 29th, 10:30am, at Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

Dr. James William Dinsmore was born on April 5, 1929, to Archibald and Frances (McNabb) Dinsmore in Omaha. He graduated from Central High School in 1947, then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in pre-medicine in 1950. Dr. Dinsmore graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in 1954. Following two years serving in the United States Navy, Dr. Dinsmore completed a residency in Kansas City, Kansas, then practiced orthopedic medicine in Omaha with the office of Johnson, Waters, Hood, and Dinsmore before retiring Aug. 21, 1992, 31 years to the day he began practicing medicine.

Jim married Dorothy Hume on September 12, 1953. To this union were born Carolyn Ruth and Alan Hume. Following her death in 1982, he married Vicki Smith on September 29, 1984. He gladly welcomed her children, Mike and Wendy, into his family.

Dr. Dinsmore was very active in the Omaha medical and social community. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Western Trauma Society, the Omaha Orthopedic Society, West Omaha Rotary Club, and served as Chief of Staff at Immanuel Hospital. He also practiced at Methodist, Clarkson, Lutheran, and Children’s Hospitals in Omaha.

Jim was a lifelong avid golfer, mainly playing the Omaha Country Club course. He also enjoyed various courses in Sandestin, Florida, where he had a second home for many years. Part of his love for the sport was reflected in his gifts over the years of “found” golf balls to area youth golf programs, as well as to grandsons and friends.

From a young age, Jim enjoyed gardening and yard work, from growing vegetables to transferring relatives’ plants to his own home, to battling deer eating his flowers, to planting trees to sharing plants with others. He also enjoyed woodworking, creating many birdhouses, decorative art, toys, and, most recently, wooden crosses. He then shared his art with friends and his church. Jim was a lifelong member of Dundee Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Dottie; son Alan; sister and brother-in-law, Helen Jean and Charles Schorr; sister-in-law and husband, Virginia and Chaim Farber; and sister-in-law and husband, Marion and Jerome Dalton.

Survived by wife Vicki; daughter Carolyn (Gary) Lee of Imperial, NE; daughter-in-law Joni Dinsmore of Omaha; Wendy (Jeff) Hackney of Castle Rock, CO; Michael (Carla) Ebert of Council Bluffs, IA; grandchildren: Chris (Ashley) Lee of Imperial, NE; Brian (Tanya) Lee of Torrington, WY; Nic Dinsmore of Omaha; Adam (Maria) Dinsmore of Omaha; Drew Dinsmore of Minneapolis, MN; Amber (Shawn) Hashami of Castle Rock, CO; Brandon (Danelle) Hackney of Huntsville, AL: Cole (Sarah) Hackney of Castle Rock, CO; Geoff Ebert of Omaha; Maddie (Nick) Gorman of Casper, WY; Zach Ebert of Omaha; Darik Collins of Omaha; Kacen Ebert of Omaha; great-grandchildren: Kallie, Kolby and Ava Hashami, Ivor and Vera Lee, Tate Lee, Grace Hackney and Quinn and Carter Hackney; nieces and nephews Bob (Nancy) Schorr, Mark (Deb) Schorr, Jane (Pete) Penoyer, David Schorr, Nancy (Tim) Curran, Phil (Cindy) Farber, Cindy Dalton, Bob (Linda) Dalton,  Steve (DeeAnn) Dalton.


  • Kaye and Dennis Morris Posted March 24, 2023 9:02 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences. May your fond memories of Jim bring you comfort .

  • Martha Trautman Posted March 25, 2023 9:53 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Dr. Dinsmore for years in the O.R. at Methodist.

  • Donna Ash Posted March 26, 2023 6:36 pm

    Vicki…..and whole “family” of relatives of Dr. Dinsmore: So sorry & saddened to hear of Dr. Dinsmore’s passing.
    You have my prayers & sympathy. Dr. Jim was a great guy (and, Doctor); and he will be missed by many relatives & friends. I’ve lived here in Surprise, Arizona (with my husband, Ken) since December 1999. I lost my dear husband, Ken in 20`11, from lung cancer that progressed to his brain, but continue to live here as I love the weather & have many friends here & I continue to play lots of bridge & have always hated the cold winter weather in Nebraska. I come back to Omaha at least once each year, as my only daughter & husband still live in Omaha. It’s so difficult to lose the man you love……I know, as my Ken died in April 2011. I’m sending you sympathy & prayers.

  • Linda Novak Posted March 27, 2023 1:16 pm

    Sorry to hear of your husband”s death Vicki. Many, many years have passed since we were neighbors on Harney Pkway South but I’ve thought about you often. You have my prayers.

  • Lisa Brackenbury Posted June 18, 2023 10:46 am

    Vicki — You may not remember me, but I’m the daughter of Duane And Loranna Brackenbury. I’m so sorry for your loss. FYI, Duane passed on 15 January 2023 and Loranna on 12 March 2023. Their joint memorial is Friday, 30 January, 2 p.m., First Covenant Church in Omaha. — Lisa Brackenbury

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