James Gutschow, 67


James Scott Gutschow age 67 (Jamie, Jim, Hymie, Gup) of Parkville, Missouri passed away Monday, June 17, 2024 at the Guperosa, his home in Blair, Nebraska.  He loved God, family, friends, and life.  He truly enjoyed giving his all in whatever he did, be it sports, school, work or partying.  He graduated from Blair High School in 1975 and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1979.  He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  After graduating college he married Pam Lutz who he started dating in 1974.  She was the absolute love of his life and he told anyone that would listen that she was always the best looking girl in the room!

Jim worked for Fox and Company for 5 years and then went to work for the John A. Marshall Co. for the next 38 years as CFO.  He commented that the owners and senior management always treated him like family.  Jamie loved the Huskers and Kansas City Chiefs football. He sponsored a tailgate for 27 years for 100 plus fans every home game and only missed 3 games in 27 years. 

Family brought Jamie the most enjoyment witnessed by spending time with his family in Parkville, MO, at the GUPEROSA (Blair, NE farm), and the annual family vacation to Sunset Beach, NC.  He was BIG PAPA to his ten grandchildren who helped keep him young as he truly loved spoiling them. 

He enjoyed golfing and his friendships made through the years while being a member of Hillcrest and the National country clubs.  He played with his UMBRIAGO group for 40 years.  His words to live by were “The More the Merrier”

Jim is survived by children, Todd (Susan), Heather (Jordan), Kelsey (Colin), grandchildren, Holden, Grea, Ford, Eve, Hannah, Renae, Merynn, Piper, Marley, and Gwen.  Brothers, John and Mark, and sisters, Mary and Amy.  His wife Pam predeceased him on January 13, 2022.

There will be a Rosary and gathering at St. Therese Catholic Church in Parkville, Missouri on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m.  In addition, in Blair, NE on Tuesday, June 25, from 5-8 p.m. there will be an evening visitation, prayer service, and time of sharing at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church.  Jamie’s funeral mass will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair, NE with a lunch at the church following burial in the Blair Holy Cross cemetery.