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James Richard Shamburg

May 12, 1951 ~ February 27, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

James Shamburg Obituary

James Richard Shamburg, 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Paducah, Texas on Monday, February 27th, 2023.

Jim was born May 12th, 1951 in Blair, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Swingholm, his mother Lyla Mae Shamburg, and his adoptive father Kenneth Patrick Shamburg. 

After Graduation from Malcom High School in 1969, he attended trade school and began his long career at National Crane in Waverly, Nebraska. 

Early in life Jim’s generous nature, adventurous spirit, and unquenchable thirst for knowledge was evident. He was never satisfied with just knowing something, he had to know everything about it, including the who, what, when, where, why, and how. His dedication to learning and exacting nature served him well throughout his life. No matter what the challenge or request, he gave his all to ensure that he exceeding all expectations. 

Jim was an unrelenting advocate for being who you are and doing what you want. He was a great debater, a stubborn force to be reckoned with, and always told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear.

After retiring in 2016, Jim pursued a quieter life in Paducah, Texas and spent his life piddling in his yard, tinkering in his shed, and tootling around town on his trike. 

He truly enjoyed all life had to offer and never missed an opportunity to grow. He was truly one of a kind. He will never be forgotten, but forever remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. 

Jim is survived by his Daughter and Son-in-Law Julie and Josh Greenwood of Lincoln, Nebraska, his Grandchildren Autumn and Ryan Crable, Britny Shamburg, Aiden Grant, and Zaylie Grant, and his Great-Grandchildren Mikaela Crable and Mary Crable, and his beloved Anne who surrounded Jim with love in his final years.


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