Robert M. Jirak

Robert M. Jirak

October 3, 1957 – November 18, 2021

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 30th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, December 1st at 10:30am, West Hills Church, 3015 S. 82nd Ave.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Josie Harper Hospice House, Sokol Camp Association, or West Hills Church.

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Bob was born on October 3, 1957, in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest child of Joe and Doris Jirak.  He passed away on November 18, 2021, four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Doris M. Jirak; mother-in-law, Carol A. Beran.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary; sons: Bryan (Jean), Joel (Jenifer), and Joshua (Mandi); grandchildren: Alex, Addyson and Graham; brother, David (Thea); sister, Carol Miller (Gary); father-in-law, Edward Beran; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Brill (Buck) and Teresa Vance; brother-in-law, John Beran (Debbie); aunt, Jean Jirak; nieces, nephews, cousins, and his Trane family.

At the age of 14, Bob met his best friend and future wife, Mary, during a couple’s skate at Skateland.  They have been inseparable ever since.  Bob and Mary were married on December 4, 1976, and raised three sons together: Bryan, Joel, and Josh.

Bob’s faith was an important part of his life, which was evident in the ways he served others.  Despite always being busy with one project or another, Bob was known to drop everything to help someone out.  He was always humble, never wanting the spotlight to shine on himself.  Bob was quiet and thoughtful, but always put a smile on others’ faces with his quick wit and humor.

Bob loved working with his hands; as an HVAC Controls Technician for the last 28 years with Trane, on various remodeling and landscaping projects around the house, or during the many summers at the family cabin at Sokol Camp near Valley, Nebraska.

He loved his dogs, listening to classic rock, and taking walks in nature with Mary or his boys at his side.  His physical presence will be missed in the lives of everyone who knew him, but we know he is with us in spirit, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts.

He loved us well.



  • David Bunch Posted November 19, 2021 3:51 pm

    My condolences to the family. Bob was a neighbor and classmate. It’s been since high school that I’ve seen him.

  • Denise Wolever Posted November 20, 2021 11:30 am

    My deepest sympathies Mary and family. You are in my prayers.

  • Susan Marinkovich Jarosz Posted November 28, 2021 6:02 pm

    Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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