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James "Jim" J. Spitalnick

James "Jim" J. Spitalnick
March 25, 1937 -  July 16, 2021

James 'Jim' Joseph Spitalnick, age 84, of Hooper, formerly of Omaha, passed away July 16, 2021 at the Hooper Care Center.

Jim was born March 25, 1937, to Charles and Agnes (Dvorak) Spitalnick in Omaha. He grew up in Florence, NE. On April 26, 1957, Jim married Sue Schueler in Omaha NE at Ames Avenue Methodist Church. Jim worked for a local tree trimming company and Moore's Carpet Service for 25 years. In 1961, Jim and Sue bought their little house on Read Street in Omaha. There they built a successful business, Northwest Florist and Nursery and Greenhouse that they had for 50 years. He was the past president of the Nebraska Florist Society. Jim was a very experienced Horticulturist and Landscaper. He could tell the Latin name of any tree, shrub or plant. He loved helping his customers and working side by side with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Jim was very active in the Council Bluffs Kennel Club where he showed his dogs in obedience and agility. Jim and Sue enjoyed traveling and showing their dogs together. When Jim and Sue retired they decided to move to Hooper to be closer to family. Jim enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Edward (Bonnie) Spitalnick, Mary (Charles) Thacker and granddaughter, Misty Bronson.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, of 64 years.
Daughters: Sally Bronson and Susan Fase
Grandchildren: Jessica (Travis) Jones: Jaysin, Keegan, Destany, Lily and Lydia
Ashley (Luke) Kreikemeier: Olivia, Ruby, Alaina and Lucy
James Bronson

The graveside service will be 10:30am, Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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