October 16, 1957 – July 9, 2021
Age 63 of Waterloo, NE died tragically on July 9, 2021. He was always described as one of the nicest men to walk the Earth. Jim is survived by wife, Becky (Sachs); daughters, Carey and Cassidy; and siblings, Mary Landroth (Dale), Peggy Balling (David), Peter Yungbluth (Linda), Ann Naples, John Yungbluth (Cathy), Joe Yungbluth (Susan), Tom Yungbluth, and Carol Norney. Preceded in death by parents, Mary and Loyson “Joe” Yungbluth; and stepmother, Helen Yungbluth.
Jim was a dedicated 38 year employee of Nebraska Furniture Mart. Known to friends as “Chunga”, he was an active member of the Omaha music scene, playing in bands some of which included: The Eggmen, The Hornets, Jared and the Blues Teachers, The Good Guys, and most recently OLUS (Old Like Us) and Front Porch Blues.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, July 13 from 12Noon to 2:30pm, followed by a ROSARY, all at the West Center Chapel. Starting at 4pm a CELEBRATION of LIFE will be held at the Aspen Room, 9809 M. Street, Omaha. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials can be made to the Omaha Blues Society.
To view a live broadcast of the Rosary, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the website.