Thomas Jeffry “Jeff” Hix

Thomas Jeffry “Jeff” Hix

August 22, 1951 – December 29, 2022

 SERVICES: Friday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th St.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Foodbank for the Heartland, and Rejoice! Lutheran Church.


Thomas Jeffry “Jeff” Hix of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on December 29th after a battle with leukemia. Jeff was born on August 22, 1951, to Thomas James Hix and Barbara Hope Evans Hix in Laramie, Wyoming. After Jeff graduated from Benson High School in 1969, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska.

After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he started his first job at OPPD as an engineer in the Operations Department, kickstarting a 36-year career and retiring with the title of Division Manager of Production Engineering and Technical Support.

On October 20, 1973, Jeff married Jane Harrow, and they went on to have four children, (Sara, Joe, Mike, and Stephanie.)  He was very active in his kids’ lives as a coach, Boy Scout volunteer, Indian Princess Guide, and math and physics tutor.

In 2010, Jeff retired and spent his time golfing, hunting, fishing, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, traveling, spending time with family, friends, and his beloved dogs, working in the yard, and fixing things around his and his kids’ houses.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Jane; his sister Terry Dudley (of Topeka); his daughter Sara and her husband Dave and their children Evan (19), Logan (17), Hayden (14), and Cameron (12); his son Joe (of Chicago) and his wife Anna and their children Jameson (10) and Grayson (4);  his son Mike and his wife Megan and their children Stella (6), Duke (5), and Ruby (3); and his daughter Stephanie and her husband Ryan and their children Shea (9) and Nolan (7).

A service will be held at Rejoice! Lutheran Church on Friday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. with lunch reception immediately following.



  • Bob & Cherie Tingelhoff Posted January 1, 2023 10:25 am

    Our prayers and condolences for Jeff and family.

  • Don Otis Posted January 1, 2023 10:49 am

    My condolences to the whole Hix family. Many great memories of playing golf, especially in Okoboji. May you celebrate the many great memories of your time with you husband and father.

  • John Maliszewski Posted January 1, 2023 10:50 am

    My prayers go to Jane and her family. Wonderful guy, better husband and great dad.

  • Randy and Barb Lewis Posted January 1, 2023 8:51 pm

    Our prayers are with you.

  • Mike Cavanaugh Posted January 2, 2023 7:05 am

    God Bless the Hix family. Jeff was a really good man.

  • Ali Parent (Wedberg) Posted January 2, 2023 8:45 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May love and light surround you all during this difficult time.

  • Tina Tingwald, Chris Bird, & Brenda Stanek Posted January 2, 2023 8:56 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing, Sara. Although we did not meet your dad, we know he was a great man and father, for his children emulate the man he was. Our deepest condolences for you and your family. May all of you find comfort in the beautiful memories he left behind.

  • Kathleen Hayduska Posted January 2, 2023 9:23 am

    Our hearts go out to you and your family at the difficult loss. May he Rest in Peace.

  • Steve Willrett Posted January 2, 2023 9:35 am

    My deepest condolences. Jeff was a great guy and lots of fun to be around. We will all miss him a lot. RIP Jeff!

  • Steve & Kathy Loveless Posted January 2, 2023 11:51 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to Jane and her family. Jeff will be missed.

  • Paul and Debbie Salansky Posted January 2, 2023 12:22 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. It’s been many years but we still smile at the memories of our wonderful past neighbors in Nebraska City. We pray for God’s peace as you mourn the loss of your terrific husband, father, and grandfather.

  • Mike and Mary Beth Flynn Posted January 3, 2023 11:26 am

    We are so sorry and we are keeping all of you in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything to help you through this difficult time

  • Bill Armstrong Posted January 3, 2023 4:44 pm

    We lost a very good man. I will miss him. Prayers to the family.

  • Bernie Livingston Posted January 4, 2023 3:17 pm

    Jane, so very sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing. He is and will continue to be remembered in our prayers as well as you and your family. It has been truly a pleasure to have known him.

  • Tim McIvor Posted January 4, 2023 10:53 pm

    I was saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. I enjoyed working with Jeff at Nebraska City and on numerous other projects through the years. He always had a story to brighten your day. He was a good man and will be missed

  • Warren Snell Posted January 5, 2023 4:45 pm

    I remember Jeff as being a great guy and fraternity brother. Our condolences to Jane and the rest of the family.

  • Igor Cherko Posted January 5, 2023 7:24 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Jeff . I Worked with Jeff on many projects at OPPD ! . His wit and perspective was always something to look forward to. He was truly a good guy! My sincerest condolences

  • Rick Beck Posted January 6, 2023 8:42 am

    So sorry to here of Jeff’s passing. Worked on many projects with Jeff at North Omaha Station and he was a great guy and fun to be around. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Chris Borgmeyer Posted January 6, 2023 10:38 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hix family – we have so many great memories of Jeff and growing up on 155th Ave. He will be missed.

  • Dustin Bladt Posted January 6, 2023 10:59 am

    Jeff was a great guy, and was lucky enough to have gotten to know him through my friendship over the years with Joe and Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you’re going through this difficult time.

  • Leo Panzer Posted January 12, 2023 3:14 pm

    Sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing. We enjoyed working with Jeff, his wonderful attitude was nice. We are here to help you when needed. We will miss Jeff.

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