Nov 25, 1966 – April 25, 2018
Jennie Marie D. Hinrichs, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and accomplished attorney, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jennie was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. First of eight kids. She spent much of her childhood between gymnastics at Sokol Hall, swimming at Rockbrook pool and soccer at Christ the King.
She attended Marian High School ’84. Graduated College of St. Mary’s with a degree in Paralegal Studies. Graduated from Creighton Law School in 1996.
For the past 17 years she worked at the Douglas County Attorney’s office in various roles from being liaison to the Department of Justice, working in Child Endangerment/Harmony and as acting Coroner. She also taught law at College of St. Mary’s.
She married her best friend Jeff in 1995 and were together a total of 24 years. They have two amazing children, Gillian (17) and Alex (15). Jennie loved watching Gillian play soccer and Alex play football.
Jennie enjoyed spending time with friends and family and traveling to Okoboji and Vail, CO. Jennie loved being outside spending time in nature hiking, canoeing, and gardening.
Jennie was preceded in death by her father, Michael J. Dugan. She is survived by her mother, Carol D. Reznicek; brother, Michael J. Dugan, wife Amy and kids, Lily (15), Michael (12); sister, Brigid D. Ward, husband Graeme and kids, Sebastien (13), Spencer (11); brothers, Jeffrey Dugan and Dennis Dugan; sister, Molly D. Erftmier and Mike Erftmier and kids, Abigail (16), Amelia (14), Lilah (11), and Elena (7); brothers, Connor Dugan, wife Kellie and son Finn (2) and Sean Dugan.
She was loved and will be missed by many.
Family will receive friends Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2-5pm, with a Prayer Service at 5pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL MASS: Monday, 11:15am at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, 701 N 40th St.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Gillian and Alex Education Fund.
Jeff, Gillian & Alex,
Every time you come to mind (which is a lot lately), I ask the Lord to comfort you as you grieve the loss of such a beautiful and loving wife, mother and friend. I pray His comfort and peace sustain you through the pain of such a deep loss. Much love.
Alex (and family): You are in my prayers and the prayers of everyone here at Prep. May God comfort and console you as you rest in the love of your family and friends
Jeff & Family,
I am very sorry for your loss and continue to pray for comfort, strength and healing during this very difficult time for all of you. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4.
Jeff, I am really sorry for your loss and I pray that the good Lord watches over you and the family and grant you and the kids grace and comfort to go through this tough times. There is no amount of words that can console you now but I know God is watching over you and will get you and the family through it.
Dearest Dugan-Hinrichs family (Jeff, Gillian & Alex),
My prayers are with you in the home-going celebration of Jennie Dugan-Hinrichs. Though I only worked with Jennie for a short time in the Juvenile Division of the County Attorney’s office, she made a lasting impression. So loving and willing to go over and beyond in everything she did, Jennie was truly a gem. Everyday she’d ask me for fashion advice, saying “What do you think about this scarf, does it match, what about this one?” I loved her for that, she made the work environment feel more friendlier, less work and more family oriented. I will always appreciate her for the kind words she spoke and the beautiful spirit she possessed while here on her earthly home. To the family, may God keep you always. Share smiles and remember the moments you felt love from Jennie and those memories will keep her memory alive.
Jeff – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hold onto all the memories and comfort each other.
We were shocked to see Jenn in the Obits today… She was such a good, kind person among many other qualities and much too young. So sorry for your loss, Jeff and especially the kids, thankfully they were blessed with two equally great and loving parents.
Jeff – I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I was saddened to read in the Creighton magazine that Jennie had passed. I worked in the law library and knew her well while we attended law school together. She was a special person. Nanette Fahrenbruch