James C. Strobel Jan 8, 1949 – Jan 23, 2015 Jim’s big heart touched many lives. He had a way of making you laugh out loud with a witty joke or comment. He became an Eagle Scout, served his country in the United States Army Reserves and retired from the United States Postal Service in 2013. Jim grew up in Lincoln and moved to Omaha after marrying his college sweetheart in 1972. Jim had many passions throughout his life. Playing his guitar brought smiles to his friends. He always loved the beauty of nature and would visit the Rocky Mountain National Park as often as he could. His love extended to his back yard garden, where he grew Old World Roses, cared for many cacti, and showed off his rock collection. Jim continued his enjoyment of stamp and coin collecting which was ignited by his father and shared it with his daughter. After retiring from the Post Service, Jim became an avid fly fisherman. He created brilliant tiny flies and went on multiple fishing adventures. Jim was a loving husband to his wife Karen of 42 years. He treasured his daughter Allison and was proud of her many accomplishments as a chemist and pharmacist. He was able to fill their lives with amazing wonder by the small thoughtful moments and actions he did. Jim passed away at home surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife and daughter. Preceded in death by father, G.C. Strobel; uncle and aunt Dave and Ruth Buckner; mother-in-law, Helen Matya. Survived by loving wife of 42 years, Karen Strobel; treasured daughter Dr. Allison Strobel, PharmD BCACP; mother, Florence Strobel; brother, Dr. Cory Strobel and wife Pat; sister, Senator Deb Fischer and husband Bruce; father-in-law, Clarence Matya; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Pam and Ed Stanek, Cheryl and Bob Foral, Andrea and Gage Hazen, Dianne and John Scott, Deb and Mark Monro; seven nieces and sixteen nephews; twenty-three grand-nieces and sixteen grandnephews. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Friday, January 30th with VISITATION from 6pm-8pm and prayers at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, January 31st at 11am at the West Center Chapel. Jim will be laid to rest at Resurrection Mausoleum, with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to The Nebraska Children’s Home Society.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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