February 27, 1943 - February 20, 2014
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Scottsdale, AZ
Jim served the community, state and country in many civic, business and political activities. He served as Chair of both the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Lincoln Association. He had also served on the Board of the University of Nebraska Foundation and Nebraska Wesleyan University among others. Jim was also active in many political races.
Since leaving First Commerce Bancshares in June of 2000, Jim served on the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and also served on the Board of First Plymouth Church where he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Currently Jim had recently been a director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, on the Board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust and served on CPC Committee for Ducks Unlimited.
Jim lived in Lincoln with his wife Susan traveling frequently to their home in Canada, and their winter home in Scottsdale, AZ. He has six children. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, diving, skiing, and golf.
Survivors: wife, Susan Sehnert Stuart; sons, James Stuart, III (Barbara), Lee R. Stuart (Debra) of Lincoln, NE; Robert D. Stuart (Thomas Van Klaveren) of Portland, OR; daughters, Susan S. Seiler (Kenneth) of Edina, MN; Carolyn J. Stuart; Megan M. Stuart of Lincoln, NE; mother, Helen Catherine Stuart of Lincoln, NE; sister, Catherine (Kit) Schmoker (Richard) of Edina, MN; brother, W. Scott Stuart (Jane) of Lincoln, NE. Also survived by nine grandchildren, James Stuart, IV; Matthew D. Stuart; Thomas J. Stuart; Samantha G. Seiler; Margaux F. Seiler; Ian F. Seiler, Caroline J. Seiler; Madeline E. Stuart, Benjamin L. Stuart, parents in-law; Walt and Jean Sehnert. Preceded in death by father, James Stuart; two grandsons, Michael Patrick Stuart and Kenneth James Seiler.
Memorials to First Plymouth Church, Nebraska Game & Parks Foundation, Attn: Lynn Hartog, P. O. Box 36, Waverly, NE 68462, and Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Celebration of Jims life will be held at 11:00am Wed. Feb. 26 at First Plymouth congregational church at 20th & D St.
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