James A. “Jimmy” Bruha, 47, of rural Ord was taken from us too soon on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Fathers John Kakkuzhiyil and Tom Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in the National Bohemian Cemetery west of Ord. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
James was raised on a farm west of Ord, Nebraska by Edward O. and Marlion Bruha. In 1992, after Christmas Eve mass, James proposed to Michelle Dilsaver, the love of his life, in the cab of his ‘90, blue, Chevy pickup. The couple was united in marriage on November 27, 1993, in Ord. They built the foundation of their future together on a farm twelve miles west of Ord. Together; they expanded their farm and ranch with cattle, crops, and two lovely children.
His strong work ethic and faith that was instilled by his parents was visible in everything he did. He raised his children, Ashley and Tye, to work hard for the things they wanted and he always tried to make their dreams come true. He was very proud of his daughter Ashley and all of her accomplishments with her college education and professional career at UNK. James always looked forward to and enjoyed their chats about life and Ashley’s future plans. His son Tye was his little “BTO” (Big Time Operator) and sidekick who has now grown into a 15-year-old farmer and rancher. Tye followed in his dad’s footsteps by excelling in FFA and in academics. They will always cherish their memories with their father and the love of the land that he established.
James is survived by his wife, Michelle, his children, Ashley and Tye; mother, Marlion Bruha; brothers, Steve Bruha, Martin Bruha (Jolene), and Anthony Bruha (Cathy); sisters, Sandy Fischer (Darrell), Joann
Laible (Tim), Janet Setlik (Dave), Ann Hajek (Ed), and Mary Wagner; parents-in-law, Craig and Joani Hansen; and a brother-in-law, Scott Dilsaver. Uncle Jimmy will hold a special place in the hearts of his
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward O. Bruha; his sister, Carol Bruha; an infant brother, Paul Bruha; and his niece, Jessica Gutierrez.