William James “Jim” Schneiderwind

William James “Jim” Schneiderwind

February 20, 1931 – May 10, 2023

FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: SUN, May 14, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00PM, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE, with VIGIL SERVICE: 7:00PM.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: MON, May 15, 2023, 11:00AM, Holy Cross Catholic Church.

PRIVATE INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church, Gross High School, Mercy High School or to the family.

To view live broadcasts of both Services, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


William James “Jim” Schneiderwind passed peacefully on May 10, 2023, surrounded by family.

Jim was a husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law and friend to many. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 20, 1931, to his parents William and Agnes Schneiderwind. Growing up in Omaha, Jim attended Immaculate Conception grade school and Creighton Preparatory High School. As a child he loved to play baseball and later coached CYO.

Jim served his country from 1951 to 1953 as an Army Private, later promoted to Sergeant and was honorably discharged after being deployed during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars.

Jim met Dolores in 1951 at an ICC Summer dance, and they were in a loving marriage for 67 years and had five children.

He was an Electrician for 38 years and a member of IBEW Local 22, recently receiving his 65-year pin. He held leadership positions in the Union and served on the board of the credit union.

Jim enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, bowling and baseball. He was also an avid Husker football and volleyball fan. Much to his wife’s delight, he loved to cook, especially once he retired. Jim also continued the Sak family tradition of making Polish Sausage for family events and holidays. He was a member of the German American Club where he volunteered in several administrative roles, as well as a long-time member of the German American Barenbrut.

Jim and Dee maintained a family cabin for 23 years with the Ponec family at Pleasure Lakes where they enjoyed hosting family and friends and all loved swimming, fishing, minibikes, horseshoes, beach times and water skiing.

He was a chauffeur, coach, champion of his kids’ activities, which included hockey, swimming, ice skating, dance lessons, t-ball, and cheer leading, driving the ski boat and teaching many kids to water ski.

As a devout Catholic, he was a member of Holy Cross Catholic parish for 53 years. He was an extraordinary Eucharistic Minister for 20 years, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a founder of the program to have retired parishioners volunteer as Alter servers for funeral masses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes (Sak) Schneiderwind; sisters, Mary Ann Morris and Kathryn Hibbison.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Schuette) Schneiderwind; sons: Bill (Debi) Schneiderwind, Steve (Marijo) Schneiderwind, Jeff Schneiderwind; daughters, Nancy (Tim) Schrack and Lisa (Eric) Jacoba; nine grandchildren: Dani (Andy) Swanger,  Kyle (Ashley) Schneiderwind, Blake Schneiderwind, Alexa (Matt) Herting, Ryan Schrack, Ali Schrack, Abby Jacoba , Jillian Jacoba and Anton Schneiderwind; 4 great-grandchildren: Ella, Huxton, Delaney and Cooper; brothers, Joseph Schneiderwind; sisters, Barb (Terry) Lindsley, and Jean Schneiderwind.


  • Joe & Linda Schuette Posted May 12, 2023 5:29 pm

    We are sending our condolences to the Schneiderwind family. So sorry to hear of the loss of a great man.
    Sending our love and prayers.

  • Barbara Bakke Posted May 13, 2023 9:18 am

    Jim was my cherished next door neighbor at Hillcrest. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his loving wife, Delores and to their five dearly loved children, plus grandchildren..

  • Charlotte K McCormick Posted May 15, 2023 9:16 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during
    this difficult time.

  • Sean Posted May 15, 2023 11:04 am

    Very sorry to hear of this, Lisa and Eric and Family.

  • Barbara Whitelock Posted May 15, 2023 3:04 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences.

  • Debi Schneiderwind Posted May 18, 2023 1:58 pm

    What an amazing tribute to a life well lived! We will miss you, Grandpa, more than words can say.

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