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James Matthew Tische

November 28, 1924 — May 11, 2017

James Matthew Tische, age 92, of Papillion, passed away May 11, 2017. Jim was born on November 28, 1924, in Ainsworth, the son of Dr. James Matthew Tische and Ethel (Ralya) Tische. After graduating from High School in Wood Lake, Jim joined the U.S. Navy, and served on the USS Langley aircraft carrier in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Jim attended Midland College for one year, and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Journalism in 1950. He was united in marriage to Patty Ann Guyette on October 14, 1954, in Mitchell. During his life, Jim worked as a police reporter for the Lincoln Journal Star, and as a writer for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, the Kankakee, Ill., Daily Journal and the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Nebraska Magazine (now called Nebraskaland Magazine). He then worked as chief of the Lincoln Journal Star's copy desk, retiring in 1986 to Johnson Lake in Lexington, where he and his wife Patty lived for 26 years. Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper. Jim and Patty traveled throughout the U.S. with their camper, and were members of the Rolling Eagles camping group. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Patty Ann, his son, Kirk, brother and sister-in-law, Fran and Jan Tische, sisters Erma Jane Taylor and Willa Marie Tische, and son-in-law, Rolland (Skip) Miller. He is survived by his daughters Roxanna Miller-Kempkes of Bellevue and Denise Want of Milford; son-in-law Allen Kempkes of Bellevue; grandson and his wife Drs. Ross and Jessica Miller, and their children, great-granddaughters, Camille and Naomi of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson and his wife, Patrick and Maddie Miller of Lincoln; step-grandson and his wife Paul and Robin Kempkes, and their children, great-step-grandson Gavin and great-step-granddaughter Lucy of Buffalo, N.Y.; step-granddaughter Holly Kempkes of Bellevue; brother-in-law Charles Dean Guyette of Golden, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. At his request, Jim's mortal remains were donated to the University of Nebraska Medical School to help train medical students. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. in Lexington at LexChristian Church with Pastor Daniel Sauer, officiating. Memorials, in lieu of flowers please, can be directed to Children's Hospital and Medical Foundation in Omaha, the University of Nebraska School of Journalism in Lincoln, or the LexChristian Church in Lexington. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
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